LONDON, LOS ANGELES: (June 14, 2021): Producer and financier Anton (Greenland, “His Dark Materials,” The Night House), Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures and Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel’s G-BASE (Greenland, Has Fallen Trilogy, Den of Thieves, Law Abiding Citizen) have announced a sequel feature to the global hit action thriller GREENLAND. The core filmmaking team returns with director Ric Roman Waugh (Angel Has Fallen, Shot Caller) headlining from a script by Greenland writer Chris Sparling (Lakewood). Gerard Butler reprises his role as structural engineer John Garrity alongside co-star Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, “Homeland”) as Allison Garrity.
In a continuation of the story, the Garrity family, who survive a near-extinction level event when an interstellar comet hits the earth, must leave the safety of the Greenland bunker and embark on a perilous journey across the decimated frozen wasteland of Europe to find a new home.
GREENLAND: MIGRATION is produced by Thunder Road Pictures’ (Sicario, John Wick), Basil Iwanyk and Brendon Boyea, G-BASE‘s Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel, and Anton’s Sébastien Raybaud and John Zois. Anton is fully financing the film and controlling all rights; CAA Media Finance is co-representing the US. Principal photography is scheduled for 2022.
The first feature, Greenland, defied global box office expectations when it debuted last summer to impressively robust box office numbers amidst worldwide lockdowns and limited theatre capacity. The film launched at the #1 spot theatrically in over 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Russia. Following the U.S. and international theatrical roll-out by STX, the film debuted digitally on SVOD followed by an exclusive run in the U.S. on HBO Max. The critically lauded film, praised for bringing an engaging human story backdrop to the disaster film format, topped the rental features VOD list on both Apple and Google Play at a premium rental price.
Ric Roman Waugh said: “Greenland spoke to our humanity in the middle of a global catastrophic event, highlighting what people are capable of doing to one another, both good and bad, when it’s life or death. The irony is we made the first film pre Covid and watched many situations come to reality. I’m really looking forward to the next chapter of The Garritys post the first extinction event.”
Anton’s Sébastien Raybaud stated: “Ric, Gerard and Morena delivered one of last year’s most entertaining blockbusters. We have no doubt that worldwide audiences will be lining up to join the Garrity family for the next installment of this ultimate survival adventure.”
G-BASE’s Gerard Butler/Alan Siegel stated “We are thrilled that a film about the human spirit has connected with audiences around the world. As the Garrity’s continue on their journey, we can’t wait for audiences to see how their story unfolds.”
Gerard Butler is represented by Alan Siegel Entertainment and CAA.
Morena Baccarin recently completed two features scheduled for release in 2021: The Good House opposite Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline, and Last Looks, an action-suspense film opposite Charlie Hunnam and Mel Gibson. She was just announced as the lead of NBC‘s Untitled Nick Wootton/Jake Coburn pilot. Morena Baccarin is represented by Seven Summits Management and UTA.
Waugh is a director, writer, and producer. He most recently reunited with frequent collaborator Gerard Butler on the STX worldwide hit Greenland, which opened #1 in 49 markets internationally. In 2019, Waugh and Butler teamed for the worldwide box office hit Angel Has Fallen, the most successful film in the Has Fallen series, and they will next reteam on the upcoming action thriller Kandahar. Previously Waugh wrote and directed the thrillers Shot Caller, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Snitch, starring Dwayne Johnson. Additionally, he directed Felon from his own screenplay for Sony Pictures. The prison-based drama starred Val Kilmer. Waugh also produced and directed the critically acclaimed documentary That Which I Love Destroys Me, about two special operations soldiers grappling with PTSD as they return to the United States.
Anton is a global content provider synonymous with quality commercially successful entertainment across multiple platforms. Its projects range from global kids and family fare such as Paddington and Shaun The Sheep, the upcoming Fireheart animated feature, and Around The World in 80 Days to genre franchises such as His Dark Materials,Greenland, McMafia, The Night House, Curs>r, and Mothers’ Instinct; as well as director-driven titles such as Fire (Claire Denis), Gentleman Jack (Sally Wainwright), and The Pursuit of Love (Emily Mortimer).
With offices in London, Los Angeles, and Paris, the Anton team partners with leading creators worldwide to produce shows that marry creativity with commercial prowess. Its hallmark is high-quality storytelling.
About Thunder Road Pictures
Founded by producer Basil Iwanyk, Thunder Road Pictures is one of the most prolific and respected independent film companies in Hollywood. Its films have grossed over $3.5 billion worldwide and have garnered nominations from the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Producers Guild Awards, Writers Guild Awards, Directors Guild Awards, and AFI Awards. Most recently, Thunder Road produced Ric Waugh’s disaster epic GREENLAND, starring Gerard Butler; Neil Burger’s sci-fi thriller VOYAGERS, starring Colin Farrell, Tye Sheridan, Fionn Whitehead, and Lily-Rose Depp; and JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM which received the highest reviews in the franchise, and has grossed $320M+ at the Worldwide Box Office, and built upon the success of the previous installments, JOHN WICK and JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2, all starring Keanu Reeves. Other notable credits include the critically-acclaimed drama THE TOWN, directed by Academy Award winner Ben Affleck; SICARIO, directed by Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve and starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin as well as its sequel, SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO; Taylor Sheridan’s WIND RIVER, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen; and the Oscar winning A STAR IS BORN, directed by and starring Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper opposite Lady Gaga.
Thunder Road’s upcoming projects include the Halle Berry-helmed BRUISED which sold to Netflix at TIFF 2020 and Tarik Saleh’s black op thriller VIOLENCE OF ACTION, starring Chris Pine & Ben Foster. Thunder Road is currently in production on Dev Patel’s directorial debut, the stylized revenge thriller MONKEY MAN; the Football Drama NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, starring Stephan James, J.K. Simmons, and Uzo Aduba; and the romantic comedy TEXT FOR YOU starring Priyanka Chopra and Sam Heughan. Additionally, Thunder Road will start production on John Wick 4 this summer.
G-BASE, the production shingle founded by Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel, has produced seventeen feature films since opening in 2008 including “Law Abiding Citizen”, “Olympus Has Fallen”, “London Has Fallen”, and the most recent film in the franchise “Angel Has Fallen.” Worldwide receipts have totaled over a half billion dollars. Their latest films include the critically acclaimed “The Vanishing,” “Den of Thieves,” and “Hunter Killer” starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman. In 2019, their film “Them That Follow,” starring Olivia Colman, premiered and sold at Sundance in US Dramatic Competition. “Greenland”, their latest release, bravely led the pack of movies opening in cinemas across international markets gradually and safely during Covid, with #1 openings in almost all territories. The film (HAS) has debuted (debutED) in the U.S. on HBO after one of the biggest acquisition deals in their history. G-BASE (They) just completed filming the Joe Carnahan-directed action thriller, “Cop Shop” and (the) Voltage Picture’s, “Chase”. In addition to film, the company continues to produce and develop a diverse slate of projects including television series, documentaries, reality shows, and interactive media projects.
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