The GREENLAND continuation, Greenland: migration just sold in the largest deal to come in this year’s Cannes virtual market. The disaster movie sequel was sold to STX for a massive $ 75 million deal.
The domestic rights to the film were bought for $ 25 million, while STX will also take all of Anton’s international rights in a deal that hovers around $ 50 million. Apparently several streamers were trying to catch the sequel and STX made sure to be first in line. STX distributed the original movie and they had a matchmaking option to get hold of the sequel.
The teams of filmmakers behind the original film are set to return, including director Ric Roman Waugh and screenwriter Chris Sparling. Gerard Butler and his co-star, Morena Baccarin, will also return as John and Allison Garrity. In the aftermath, the Garrity family, who survive a near-extinction event when an interstellar comet hits 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 It debuted last summer, and despite having to deal with a box office that was badly hit by the pandemic, the film did a good deal. The film opened at # 1 in more than 26 offshore markets and eventually raised $ 52.3 million worldwide on a budget of $ 35 million. The film eventually made its digital debut on SVOD followed by an exclusive US run on HBO Max, where it was also successful.
Are you excited for the Greenland sequel? Greenland: migration Shooting is expected to begin in 2022.