By: John M Jerva
The pandemic claims the theatrical release life of yet another film as official word has come that Gerard Butler’s upcoming disaster flick Greenland will skip cinemas and premiere later this year on Premium Video On Demand instead. This news isn’t surprising as the thriller which sees a comet hurling towards Earth has been delayed four times now.
It ya also being reported that HBO has picked up pay TV and streaming rights for the film and will premiere the movie on its service early next year. The decision to drop the film on Digital is a toad that many film companies are taking as no one really knows when things will get back to normal in theaters.
A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet’s fragments, the Garrity’s experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
Greenland also stars Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, V) and Scott Glenn (The Hunt for Red October, The Silence of the Lambs). Chris Sparling (Buried, The Sea of Trees) wrote the script with Mitchell LaFortune serving you revisions. Ric Roman Waugh, who helmed Butler in Angel Has Fallen, reunites with the actor for this one.
Check out the trailer that dropped a while back and check back later for an exact release date.