“We have ignored the warnings and instead all sorts of so-called leaders have steered us away from the real solutions that might save us,” Moore said in a statement. “This movie takes no prisoners and exposes the truth about how we have been led astray in the fight to save the planet, to the point where if we don’t reverse course right now, events like the current pandemic will become numerous, devastating and insurmountable. The feel-good experience of this movie is that we actually have the smarts and the will to not let this happen — but only if we immediately launch a new environmental uprising.”
Planet of the Humans marks Gibbs’ directorial debut, although he’s a long-time collaborator of Moore’s, having co-produced Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11. Moore’s last directorial effort was 2018’s Fahrenheit 11/9, which examined the rise of President Donald Trump.