Neill Blomkamp's new disaster film signs up Chris Evans in the lead role

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Chris Evans will team up with Neil Blomkamp for 'Greenland'

Captain America is going to star in Neill Blomkamp’s first movie since Chappie

Tell you who two good people are - Chris Evans and Neill Blomkamp. Chris Evans is good because he is Captain America and Neill Blomkamp is good because he directed the brilliant District 9 and also Chappie, which yes, is also brilliant. So the two of them in a film together? That should be good, too, right? Two good people = one good movie.

Fingers crossed, because that’s exactly what’s happening. The film will be called Greenland and will focus on “one family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster.” 

No word yet on exactly what type of disaster, but we’ve got a lot to choose from: a big earthquake; a big wave; a big wind; a big volcano; a big lizard; a big snow; a big spaceship; a big virus; a big blob; a big, erm, load of bears or something. Could be any of those. Polar bears are highly likely actually, given it’s called Greenland.

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Chappie and a dog, sitting on a wall, T-A-L-K-I-N-G

Filming is looking to start in the fourth quarter of 2018, so it’ll be a while before we get to see it, but hopefully it’ll be the flick to both pull Evans away from being typecast as Cap, and maybe get Blomkamp back in the studios’ good-books after Chappie didn’t set the box office alight (even though, and you need to realise this, it is brilliant).

In the meantime, why don’t you catch up on what Blomkamp has been doing in the interim (surely you’re up to date on Evans by now), by checking out his weirdo short sci-fi and fantasy films over here. Best not apply if your stomach is on the ‘weak’ side of things, though - a huge medieval knight crushing people to death in its fist isn’t on everyone’s morning viewing list, we hazard.

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Gary Ogden

Shortlist writer and "the least woke person in the office", Gary Ogden, likes horror movies, Cheestrings, tapping his leg under the desk, "having a drink", hiding from responsibility, screaming into the mirror whenever he is alone, and assorted other things. Mainly the screaming thing though. @garyblogden

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