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‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Sequel to Debut at Sundance

Variety logo Variety 12/10/2016 Dave McNary
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Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” is getting a sequel.

Paramount Pictures will release the follow-up from Participant Media next year.

The film — titled “Follow Up to An Inconvenient Truth” — will premiere on Jan. 19 at the Sundance Film Festival on its opening night. Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, the sequel follows Gore as he continues his decades long fight to build a more sustainable future for our planet.

“Now more than ever we must rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis,” Gore said Friday. “But we have reason to be hopeful; the solutions to the crisis are at hand.  I’m deeply honored and grateful that Paramount Pictures and Participant Media have once again taken on the task of bringing the critical story of the climate crisis to the world.”

Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey said, “We are honored to be working again with Al, Jeff Skoll and everyone at Participant on a film whose message is as urgent as ever. Al’s tireless efforts to bring about change continues to inspire all of us as we fight for the health of our world for future generations.”

“An Inconvenient Truth” was released in 2006 and directed by Davis Guggenheim about Gore’s campaign to educate citizens about global warming through his slide show. It premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and and won two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song.

The film grossed $24 million in the U.S. and $26 million in the foreign box office.

Executive producer, founder and chairman of Participant Media Jeff Skoll said, “A decade after we took a risk in backing a film centered around a slide show presentation and one human’s quest to awaken global consciousness about our changing planet, we are proud to bring global audiences a promising update: that a future powered by clean, safe, renewable, inexpensive, non-polluting energy is no longer a dream but a very attainable reality.”

Producers are Richard Berge and Diane Weyermann. It’s executive produced by Jeff Skoll, Davis Guggenheim, Lawrence Bender, Laurie David, Scott Z. Burns, and Lesley Chilcott.

Paramount Pictures will release the film in 2017.

Al Gore's discussion about climate change with Donald Trump "to be continued":

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