Greenland is a 2020 American disaster film directed by Ric Roman Waugh and written by Chris Sparling. It stars Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn, David Denman, and Hope Davis. The film follows a family who must fight for survival as a planet-destroying comet races to Earth.
About Greenland (film) in brief
Greenland is a 2020 American disaster film directed by Ric Roman Waugh and written by Chris Sparling. It stars Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn, David Denman, and Hope Davis. The film follows a family who must fight for survival as a planet-destroying comet races to Earth. It was originally scheduled to be theatrically released on June 12, 2020 in the United States, but was delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now set to be released domestically by STX Entertainment through video on demand on December 18, 2020, and then play on HBO Max on July 29, 2020. In the film, John Garrity is a Scottish structural engineer living in Atlanta, Georgia with his estranged wife, Allison, and their diabetic son, Nathan. John receives a strange automated phone call, informing him that he and his family have been pre-selected for emergency sheltering. He rushes home to the party, just as a comet fragment enters the atmosphere on live television. A shockwave rattles the area and blows out windows as the fragment, previously anticipated to land in the Atlantic Ocean, impacts Tampa, Florida and lays waste to much of the state.
Meanwhile, John is walking on foot through a small city, where looting is taking place in masses as worldwide panic ensues. He comes across a rooftop party and attempts to call Allison. He briefly gets through to her before the call is dropped, and a small comet fragment lands nearby, with an approaching Clarke looming ominously in the night sky. The ensuing chaos results in a fight between John and a young man named Colin, who is flying to bunkers in Greenland for refuge. John pulls Allison out, and the two take a ride on a truck with other survivors, where they arrive at a FEMA camp where they attempt to pass as well as Nathan’s parents to guarantee their safety as they try to get to safety. The two are escorted away once a soldier learns of Nathan’s ailment and is escorted off the base, but is unsuccessful. John demands to be let off the plane just as the base is breached by an angry mob wanting to be saved, and learns that his family was turned away, too.