After working closely with Roland Emmerich, producing Independence Day, Stargate, Godzilla, and more, producer Dean Devlin is in fitting territory with his directorial debut. Geostorm imagines a world where the climate is controlled by satellites, but things soon take a turn for the worse when technology goes awry, causing disaster across the globe.
The film, which will have begun shooting three years ago when it finally arrives this fall, reportedly recently had about $15 million worth of re-shoots under the direction of Judge Dredd helmer Danny Cannon and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Does it spell bad weather? Judging from the trailer, it looks to be VFX-heavy spectacle-driven adventure, but let’s just hope it’s not as brainless as Emmerich’s last film.
Starring Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Lara, Jim Sturgess, Amr Waked, Ed Harris and Andy García, check out the teaser below.
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.
Geostorm opens on October 20, 2017.