He is the man for the downfall of the world: Gerard Butler’s latest Armageddon “Greenland” threatened a global exodus. An interstellar comet named Clarke was lost in our solar system. Broken fragments then collapsed on the earth. Not really that bad, since the fragments were supposed to go down in the oceans, but someone had miscalculated: Instead of disappearing into the oceans, the first impact wiped out half Florida. And more followed.
The action spectacle of 2020 was a real flop. At $ 52.3 million, the film didn’t even come close to recapping budget, let alone profits. And yet the sequel “Greenland: Migration” set a record at the Cannes Film Festival.
“Greenland 2” – From flop to record
Is the world going to end again? Nothing is known about the content of the sequel. The title suggests that the survivors have to find their way in a post-apocalyptic world.
How Deadline Now reported, the international distribution rights to the film have just been sold to STX Entertainment for an incredible 75 million US dollars in Cannes. The company was also responsible for the first part. The sum is surprising because it even exceeds the gross profit of part one. It seems certain that the sequel will be a hit.
In fact, the evaluation of the first part fell in the middle of the corona pandemic. A lack of cinema income therefore resulted in a poorer result. So the deal could well work out for STX.
By the way, Gerard Butler will be back. As John Garrity, he saved his family from the cometary impact with a spectacular escape to Greenland. Film wife Morena Baccarin (“Deadpool”) is also back on board. Director Ric Roman Waugh and screenwriter Chris Sparling are also back.
The start of shooting is expected in the coming year. The cinema release is therefore not expected until the end of 2022 at the earliest. Above you can see the trailer for the first part of “Greenland”.
This article first appeared at TVSpielfilm.de.