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'An Inconvenient Truth' Sequel to Premiere at Sundance

Paramount and Participant Media have partnered on a follow-up to the Oscar-winning documentary

Paramount Pictures will debut a sequel to Al Gore's Oscar-winning climate change documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" on the opening night of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

The film follows the former vice president as he travels the world and tells a more optimistic story about how the earth is adapting to climate change. The film, from Participant Media, was directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk.

Richard Berge and Diane Weyermann produced the film, with Jeff Skoll, Davis Guggenheim, Lawrence Bender, Laurie David, Scott Z. Burns and Lesley Chilcott as executive producers.

Gore will also participate in a panel discussion with participants including Skoll and the former president of the Maldives, moderated by journalist Amy Goodman, on Jan. 22. The talk will be live-streamed on Sundance's website.

"Now more than ever we must re-dedicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis," Gore said in a statement. "But we have reason to be hopeful; the solutions to the crisis are at hand. I'm deeply honored and grateful that Paramount Pictures and Participant Media have once again taken on the task of bringing the critical story of the climate crisis to the world."

"We are honored to be working again with Al, Jeff Skoll and everyone at Participant on a film whose message is as urgent as ever," Paramount Chairman and CEO Brad Grey said in the statement. "Al's tireless efforts to bring about change continue to inspire all of us as we fight for the health of our world for future generations."

"A decade after we took a risk in backing a film centered around a slide show presentation and one human's quest to awaken global consciousness about our changing planet, we are proud to bring global audiences a promising update: that a future powered by clean, safe, renewable, inexpensive, non-polluting energy is no longer a dream but a very attainable reality," Participant Media Founder and Chairman Jeff Skoll said in the statement.

Paramount plans to release the movie in 2017.