Ten years after the success of the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, Paramount today announced it will release a sequel. Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, the Participant Media film will follow former Vice President Al Gore in his efforts to fight climate change. Ahead of a theatrical release, the film is set to premiere opening night at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Unlike the original An Inconvenient Truth, which mixed documentary footage with an adaptation of Gore’s inspirational slide presentation about the dangers of global warming, the sequel features the former Vice President traveling the globe to tell a story of change in the making. The film is produced by Richard Berge and Diane Weyermann and executive produced by Jeff Skoll, original director Davis Guggenheim, Lawrence Bender, Laurie David, Scott Z. Burns, and Lesley Chilcott.
“Now more than ever we must re-dedicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis,” said Gore in a statement. “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.”
“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,” said Paramount chairman and CEO Brad Grey. “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.”
Paramount Pictures will release the film in 2017.