Chris Evans to Lead Neill Blomkamp's Disaster Thriller 'Greenland' After 'Avengers'
Chris Evans has been busy on Broadway of late, but we know he'll return as Steve Rogers/Captain America for more "Avengers 4" filming this fall. After that, Evans will lead a disaster thriller called "Greenland" from "District 9," "Elysium," and "Chappie" director Neill Bomkamp.
According to Deadline, "Greenland" is "the story of a family's fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster." Principal photography is scheduled for the last quarter of 2018, which sounds like right around or after Evans' final scenes as Cap.
Anton CEO Sébastien Raybaud, shared a statement on the project, which the company is co-producing with Thunder Road Pictures' Basil Iwanyk:
"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."
STXinternational will take on overseas distribution; President David Kosse shared his own statement:
"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."
It's not clear when we can expect "Greenland" to hit theaters, but let's pencil it in for 2019.
Chris Evans also has the movie "The Red Sea Diving Resort" coming at some point later in 2018; it's currently in post-production after filming last summer. And we know the "Avengers: Infinity War" star will be back for "Avengers 4," which opens in theaters May 3, 2019.
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