[This is a repost of a similar article that was published prior to the first-released trailer being removed. The trailer has now officially been released.]
The trailer has arrived for Greenland, a movie that probably won’t do much to help you relax during this particular period.
Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin star in this disaster thriller, which follows a family’s fight to get to Greenland bunkers as comet fragments – preceding a big mofo – collide with the Earth. Roger Dale Floyd and Scott Glenn also star.
The trailer has some eerie similarities to what’s been happening in our real world, as many of us looked at those early reports of COVID-19 with little concern and the subsequent media info has been frustratingly inconsistent. Still, this is a disaster movie, and on that simple end, it looks like a solid one. While the quality of the FX seem to vary, there appear to be some pretty big disaster sequences amidst the ‘people be crazy during disasters’ drama. We’ll see.
The film is directed by Ric Roman Waugh, whose credits include prison dramas Felon and Shot Caller, as well as last year’s Gerard Butler threequel Angel Has Fallen. The screenplay is by Chris Sparling (Buried, The Sea of Trees).
Greenland will open in the U.S. on July 31st and hit Australian and New Zealand cinemas on August 13th.
Official synopsis for Greenland:
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.