Amazon in talks for The Tomorrow War sequel
James R | On 09, Jul 2021
Talks for a sequel to The Tomorrow War are underway, with Amazon Prime Video looking to build on its sci-fi blockbuster.
Directed by Chris McKay and written by Zach Dean, the film sees the world stunned by a group of humans who travel back from the year 2051 to warn them of a war 30 years in the future – a war that humans are losing. The only hope for survival against the alien species is for soldiers and civilians from the present to be transported to the future and join the fight. Among those recruited is high school teacher and family man Dan Forester (Chris Pratt). Determined to save the world for his young daughter, Dan teams up with a brilliant scientist (Yvonne Strahovski) and his estranged father (JK Simmons) in a desperate quest to rewrite the fate of the planet.
Originally a Paramount production, Amazon Studios acquired the movie from Skydance for $200 million during the coronavirus pandemic, dropping the movie online worldwide last week.
“This entertaining sci-fi blockbuster carries a surprising emotional heft,” we wrote in our review.
Now, talks are reportedly happening to develop a sequel, with Deadline reporting that it is hoped to reunite the same creative team, including the cast, director Chris McKay and screenwriter Zach Dean. No official confirmation has been made yet, but Skydance and Paramount are no strangers to Amazon, with Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan soon to return for a third season.