Exclusive: STX Entertainment’s ‘Greenland’ will now begin filming June 24th and wrap August 16th in Atlanta, Georgia. The film was originally in development with ‘District 9’ director Neill Blomkamp and Captain America actor Chris Evans. However, that is no longer the case.
Director Ric Roman Waugh (‘Snitch,’ ‘Shot Caller,’) is now onboard to helm the long-gestating project. The screenplay is from Chris Sparling (‘Buried,’ ‘Down a Dark Hall’) with revisions by Mitchell LaFortune. Meanwhile, Waugh’s recent film is ‘Angel Has Fallen,’ the upcoming third installment in the franchise, releasing August 23rd. Gerard Butler has been in each of the ‘Fallen’ films.
Speaking of Butler, he will take on the lead role in ‘Greenland,’ reuniting with Waugh. He is best known for playing King Leonidas in Zack Snyder’s ‘300.’ Last year, he was in STX Entertainment’s ‘Den of Thieves’ and Lionsgate’s ‘Hunter Killer.’ He recently came back to reprise his role of Stoick in the third ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ film.
Additionally, we at GWW can confirm that cinematographer Dana Gonzales will be reuniting with Waugh for this film. The two have done Sony’s ‘Felon,’ Summit’s ‘Snitch,’ and Saban’s ‘Shot Caller.’ Other recent credits include the two FX series ‘Fargo’ and ‘Legion,’ as well as Amazon’s ‘Hanna.’
Moreover, the premise of the disaster thriller is below:
“A disgraced father (Butler) is determined to get his family to the place which, in four days, will be the only safe place left on Earth.”
‘Greenland’ currently does not have a release date yet.