Speaking to The Sun last week, Al Gore surprise absolutely no one with his plans to follow up with a sequel. For the moment, I’m going to ignore anyone who says he wants to do it for a) more publicity b) more awards c) more money; you’re all morons!
“I will make a sequel to the 2006 documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ and despite earths ‘rising fever’, I am hopeful for a happy ending,” said Gore. “I have to say the situation has not improved since I made the movie in 2006. Sure, awareness has grown and more people are concerned since scientists said we had just ten years to take action to halt rising sea levels. But the situation has got worse. The entire North Polar ice cap is melting and could be gone in some areas in as little as five years.”
That being said, Alison Lehrer, a spokeswoman for Paramount, noted in talking to the Business & Media Institute that no movie sequel was in the works. “There are no plans for a sequel,” Lehrer said. “That is the official word.”
Now, Gore has been working on the literary sequel to the movie, his book called The Path to Survival, and though it was supposed to be released Earth Day 2008, it has been pushed back to Spring 2009. The publisher of the book, Rodale Books, also notes that there is no film in the works, but that they don’t rule out the possibility a sequel could happen at another studio.
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