Surely everyone at some point in their life has thought “wouldn’t it be cool if we could somehow control the weather.”

In Dean Devlin’s vision, not so much.

The writer & producer of highly proclaimed blockbusters Independence Day and Stargate is returning to the big screen, debuting as a feature film director with Geostorm this fall.

Considering the premise and general direction of previous productions, [including 2014’s rendition of Godzilla] it’s safe to assume that Geostorm will be chock-full of CGI and will likely follow the trend of its predecessors; featuring destruction on a monumental scale.

These initial assumptions are instantly confirmed in the trailer below.

Gerard Butler is appropriately cast as the main protagonist once again. Pretty fitting considering he succeeded in saving the world in recent jaunts in both Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. This time around however he’s battling a far more menacing adversary; mother nature…

Proceeding an unprecedented series of natural disasters that leave the planet reeling, the world’s leaders unite to formulate a feasible solution.

The answer? to create an intricate network of satellites to control the climate… Yeah, feasible.

Surprisingly, something goes all kinds of wrong and the system begins being manipulated to do the polar-opposite of what it was designed for. The planet essentially begins attacking itself with earth shattering consequences: Cyclones spawn at a frightening rate, obliterating everything in their path. Electrical storms plague the sky, striking mercilessly. Freak drops in temperature spread death instantly and cause birds and planes to plummet from the skies. tsunamis capable of levelling entire city’s emerge from the oceans and begin knocking skyscrapers over like ten-pins.

Surely too much for even Gerard Butler?

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Starring as scientist Jake, along-side brother Max (Jim Sturgess) he is tasked with correcting the momentous malfunction, before the Earth destroys itself.
Stressful day at work that.

Other notable performances in Geostorm include:
Abbie Cornish as Secret Service agent, Sarah.
Alexandra Maria as Astronaut, Lara
Daniel Wu as Hong Kong based supervisor for the ‘Dutch Boy Programme’, Cheng.
Andy Garcia as U.S President, Andrew Palma
Ed Harris as Secretary of State, Leonard Dekkom.

Geostorm crashes into theatres on October 20th 2017.

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