If you enjoy disaster movies such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, Deep Impact and similar types of films highlighting a catastrophic event that will destroy the Earth. Hold on to your pants because this movie is for you.
The movie Geostorm will hit theaters on October 20, 2017. Directed by Dean Devlin (Stargate, Independence Day, Cellular) and Danny Cannon (CSI, Nikita, Gotham), Geostorm stars Ed Harris, Abbie Cornish (RoboCop), Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen, 300), and Andy Garcia.
The trailer opens with the classic signs of an apocalypse movie. The slow heartbeat in the background, quick flashes of various clips, the racing heartbeat, and the growing intensity of background music. The scene appears to be in the near future with a shuttle making its journey to a sub-station in space. It hints that “the technology that controls the weather, controls the world.”
The problem? Something has gone wrong with the equipment and chaos has begun on Earth. Multiple tornadoes wreak havoc in their path, and many lightning bolts disrupt the electrically powered world. There are also explosive fireballs destroying the ground, a sudden snow storm, and a huge ocean wave slams onto land, ripping buildings apart. The trailer resembles elements from Deep Impact, The Day After Tomorrow, and throw in Twister, too. All three are in a single movie to the tune of slow melancholic singing to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.”
According to the Warner Bros. UK YouTube channel, there’s more details about the upcoming film:
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.
Dean Devlin (writer/producer, “Independence Day”) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller “Geostorm,” starring Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “300”), Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”), Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Warcraft: The Beginning”), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (“The Hours,” “Apollo 13”) and Andy Garcia (“The Godfather: Part III”).
Butler stars as Jake, a scientist who, along with his brother, Max, played by Sturgess, is tasked with solving the satellite program’s malfunction. Cornish stars as Secret Service agent Sarah Wilson; Lara as Ute Fassbinder, the ISS astronaut who runs the space station; Wu as Cheng, the Hong Kong-based supervisor for the Dutch Boy Program; with Garcia as U.S. President Andrew Palma; and Harris as Secretary of State Leonard Dekkom. The film also stars Adepero Oduye (“The Big Short,” “12 Years a Slave”), Amr Waked (“Lucy,” “Syriana”), Robert Sheehan (“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” “Season of the Witch”) and Eugenio Derbez (“Instructions Not Included”).
Warner Bros. UK