Monday, May 14, 2018

Chris Evans To Star In Neill Blomkamp's Disaster Thriller GREENLAND

Chris Evans Picture
Marvel veteran Chris Evans and Oscar nominated director Neill Blomkamp ("District 9") are teaming up for the disaster movie "Greenland". The news comes out of Cannes and details are sketchy at this point, but the film's plot will follow a family's fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster. Filming is reportedly set to start towards the end of this year.

"Greenland" is produced by Thunder Road Picture's Basil Iwanyk ("Sicario", "John Wick") and co-financed by Anton, Riverstone Pictures and Ingenious Media. International distribution will be handled by STX International, and domestic distribution is still being shopped at the Cannes Film Festival.

Sébastien Raybaud, CEO of Anton had the following to say about the project:
“When we read Greenland, we knew it was exactly the sort of film we wanted to make as we build the Anton brand – smart, character-driven genre with action and heart. We are very excited to work alongside our friends at STX with such exceptional talent as Neill Blomkamp, Chris Evans, and Basil Iwanyk"

Another statement comes from David Kosse, President of STX International:
"Greenland is the kind of highly commercial genre fare that sees Neill Blomkamp doing what he does best: delivering a smart, fresh, high concept narrative in a world we can easily recognize. We were immediately attracted to this talent-driven, wide release, theatrical title that is so distinctive of the STX brand. Working alongside Neill, Thunder Road, Riverstone and Anton to bring this to the marketplace is a tremendous opportunity.".

Blomkamp has been searching for his next project for some time after his ambitious "Alien" sequel was scrapped by Fox. That film would have been a direct follow-up to James Cameron's "Aliens", essentially ignoring the other two sequels, which somehow conflicted with Ridley Scott's vision for the franchise, resulting in Scott asking Fox to dismiss Blomkamp's project.

Evans recently finished work on the historical thriller "The Red Sea Diving Resort" and is currently starring in the Broadway play "Lobby Hero". He can also be seen in "Avengers 4", which will be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.


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