It’s been a decade since Al Gore fronted a documentary which spelt out the doom and gloom ahead of us due to climate change. Winning a couple of Oscars (Best Doco and Best Song), the film put the climate change debate into the mainstream and we have been wrestling with it ever since.

Now Paramount and Participant Media have announced that a follow up will open the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in January.

Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, the made under-the-radar as yet untitled sequel follows Gore as he explores ways to build a more sustainable future for our planet.

The film promises to show “both the escalation of the crisis and the real solutions we have close at hand. Stepping beyond the limits of the first movie’s focus on Gore’s inspirational slide presentation, the new film travels the world and delivers an inspirational story of change in the making.”

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Al Gore said, “Now more than ever we must rededicate 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.”

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.”

Commented directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, “Climate change is the story of our time and following Al Gore during this critical moment in history has been both sobering and incredibly inspiring.”

Paramount Pictures will release the film in 2017.

 

Picture Caption: VP Al Gore with former Mayor of Tacloban City Alfred Romualdez and Typhoon Haiyan survivor Demi Raya, in the Raya family home; Tacloban City, Philippines, March 12, 2016 / Photo Credits: Jensen Walker 

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