Part-time Avengers and full time Captain America’s Chris Evans is lining up his future projects in the wake of Infinity War. The actor is set to lead in District 9’s Neill Blomkamp’s disaster thriller, Greenland.
Plot details, at this point, are being kept extremely vague but what we do know is that it’s the story of a family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster.
Anton – who are behind the backing of the Paddington franchise and Shaun the Sheep – are producing (as well as co-financing the project with Riverstone Pictures) alongside Thunder Road Pictures.
Anton CEO Sébastien Raybaud said “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”.
Blomkamp, who has been working with his OATS studio on a series of short films, cryptically revealed in November 2017 that his OATS studio would be breaking into the feature film market with a remake of The Flight of the Navigator.
Evans looks set to make his mark outside the MCU universe, he has made his directorial debut with drama Before We Go in which he also starred; It told the story of a chance encounter between two strangers (Chris Evans, Alice Eve) in Grand Central Terminal sparks a life-changing, nighttime sojourn through New York City. He will also be starring in the upcoming biopic The Red Sea Diving Resort alongside Haley Bennett Greg Kinnear and Ben Kingsley.
Filming is expected to commence at the latter end of 2018.