Is the world ready for another dose of “Inconvenient Truth”s? According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers are talking a sequel to the 2006 Oscar-winning film that documented Al Gore’s campaign to open eyes to the consequences of global warming.
Producers Lawrence Bender and Scott Z. Burns are open to the idea:
Despite the desire, a sequel is far from a sure thing, and producer Scott Z. Burns says he “would only support doing a follow-up if we have a really, really amazing way of attacking the issue and reinvigorating it.”
“God, do we need one,” environmental activist Laurie David told THR about the possibility of a sequel. “We have extreme weather events every other week. The update has to be incredible and shocking.”
A sequel isn’t a bad idea, as Paramount and Participant’s film grossed $50 million worldwide, and won two Academy Awards — Best Documentary for director David Guggenheim, and Best Original Song for Melissa Etheridge (yes, you may have forgotten, but she is an Oscar winner). And from “Blackfish” to “Gasland” to “If A Tree Falls,” docs about nature and the environment and imminent disaster always play well with audiences, and stir debate, which is never a bad thing as long as it gets people talking.
For now, tune to Showtime on April 13 for the eight-part climate change doc “The Years of Living Dangerously,” backed by Jerry Weintraub, James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger, for some cold hard “Truth.”