News: Chris Evans To Star In Neill Blomkamp's Greenland

Chris Evans has been set to lead disaster thriller Greenland, the latest film from director Neill Blomkamp. Anton and Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk are producing, with Anton co-financing along with Riverstone Pictures. Anton’s S├ębastien Raybaud and Harold van Lier are executive producing with Riverstone’s Nik Bower and Deepak Nayar. Thunder Road developed the picture with Riverstone and UK financier Ingenious Media.

Plot details have to be fully revealed. The only thing that we know so far is that it's about a family’s fight for survival during a cataclysmic natural disaster. It will begin filming sometime during the last quarter of 2018.

“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,” says Raybaud, CEO of Anton.

David Kosse, President of STXinternational, said that:

 “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.”

Evans is currently in Avengers: Infinity War as Captain America. He is making his directorial debut with the drama Before We Go and is currently in the Broadway show L
obby Hero. Blomkamp's Film Credits include District 9, Elysium, and Chappie. His Oats Studios has been churning out some amazing short films, which were also meant to serve as proof of concept pieces for potential feature length films and television series. A crowdfunding campaign was started for his short film Firebase, but was canceled when they didn't get the proper amount of funding.