The line-up for next February’s Sundance Film Festival was announced last week and to top off its already eclectic programme comes news of one of the films set to help open the festival. Paramount Pictures have announced that the sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, which featured Al Gore, is to premiere on the opening night of the festival.
The original film debuted ten years ago and went on to win the Best Documentary at the Academy Awards and the follow-up will again feature the former Vice President as he continues to fight climate change. Somewhat different to the first, the second film will see Gore on a world-wide tour to “tell a story of change in the making”.
In a statement, Gore said: “Now more than ever we must re-dedicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis… 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 added Brad Grey, Paramount chairman and CEO. “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 are set release the film theatrically in 2017.