Al Gore's follow-up to An Inconvenient Truth to open Sundance Film Festival

The as-of-yet untitled sequel will document the former vice president's continued fight against climate change

Al Gore will open the 2017 Sundance Film Festival with a sequel to his Oscar-winning documentary on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth.

Paramount Pictures announced Friday that the former vice president's world climate crisis sequel will open the festival, beginning January 19 in Park City, Utah.

The follow-up comes 11 years after the original, which won two Academy Awards - Best Documentary and Best Original Song - and grossed over €47 million globally.

The as-yet-untitled follow-up is being produced by activist studio Participant Media, and directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk. It follows Gore's continued fight to save the planet. 

"Now more than ever we must rededicate ourselves to solving the climate crisis," Gore said in a statement from Paramount. "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."

Paramount will distribute the film sometime in 2017.