Gerard Butler has done it all. He’s battled Persians in 300, broken hearts in P.S. I Love You, and saved the President of the United States (twice!) across Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. But with Geostorm, the Scottish actor is going up against his greatest enemy yet: Mother Nature.
Nipping at the heels of yesterday’s foreboding, downright apocalyptic teasers, Skydance has peeled back the curtain on the suitably jaw-dropping first trailer for Geostorm, which triggers a storm of biblical proportions. Caught up in the midst of that global catastrophe is Butler’s astronaut, who’s shipped off to space on a mission to course-correct humanity’s climate-controlling satellites. But those same instruments designed to mitigate natural disasters soon become mankind’s worst enemy, and while suspended in the inky blackness of space, Butler’s lead character uncovers a plot to assassinate the POTUS – and no, it’s not Aaron Eckhart this time around.
Independence Day alum Dean Devlin is on board to make his feature film debut with Geostorm, directing from a script penned by Kieran and Michelle Mulroney. Creative turbulence recently forced Skydance to order expensive reshoots ahead of the film’s October release, when Gotham helmer Danny Cannon was drafted in to steady the ship. Will it be enough to allay fears of a cinematic dud? We’ll find out in a few months’ time.
After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.
It’s been a long time coming, but Geostorm will finally sweep into theaters across the planet on October 20th. Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Lara, Jim Sturgess, Amr Waked, Ed Harris and Andy García round out the starry ensemble.