UPDATE: We now have an Australian release date for Greenland! The film will launch exclusively on Prime Video on February 5.
With bushfires, protests, and a devastating pandemic to boot, this year has felt downright apocalyptic at times. Which might make the upcoming Gerard Butler flick Greenland the surprise hit of the year; what better time than now to watch attractive people scurrying around and trying to outrun total global destruction?
Directed by frequent Butler collaborator Ric Roman Waugh, the film stars the Scottish action bro as a regular guy who will do whatever it takes to get his young son and estranged wife (Morena Baccarin) to safety when he learns of a massive comet on a collision course with earth.
Interestingly. the film was originally picked up by District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, with Chris Evans set to star. But in our humble opinion Gerard does have that dadly ‘not without my family!!!’ energy that drives the plot forward.
As destruction looms, the family experiences “the best and worst in humanity”, and their incredible trek culminates in “a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.” Could that safe haven be in, I don’t know, Greenland? Just a crazy guess.
Sadly for Aussie audiences, it looks like we won’t get to enjoy all the disaster and CGI spectacle just yet. The film is set for a mid-September release in the United States, but there’s no word so far on an Australian theatrical release date.
Check back in with us later in 2020 for an update on when you can enjoy Gerard Butler Versus An Extinction Level Event in cinemas. Who knows; it could be the perfect antidote to the very real international meltdown we’re all living through rn :/