New ‘Geostorm’ Trailer: Gerard Butler Attempts to Save the World From Climate Change Disaster


Global disaster dominates in Warner Bros.’ new trailer for “Geostorm” with plane crashes, tsunamis and massive destruction all portrayed as the result of Earth’s weather getting out of control.

“Geostorm” marks the feature directorial debut of Dean Devlin, who teamed with Roland Emmerich to produce 1996’s “Independence Day.” Devlin also wrote “Geostorm,” which centers on a global satellite system designer — played by Gerard Butler — who pledges before a Congressional hearing, “We can control our weather.”

Unfortunately, one of the satellites malfunctions over Afghanistan, converting the desert climate into an icy landscape, freezing several Afghani to death. The events force the government to send Butler’s Jacob Lawson into space for repairs — only to discover that the destructive weather conditions were not a malfunction, but by design. That forces him to kidnap the U.S. President, played by Andy Garcia.

“The only one who has the kill codes is the president,” he explains.

Abbie Cornish plays a Secret Service agent, Alexandra Maria Lara portays the astronaut who runs the space station and Ed Harris is the Secretary of State.

Warner Bros. has delayed “Geostorm” twice. Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is producing the movie with Skydance Productions. Producers are Devlin, Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg, and Electric Entertainment’s Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.

Warner Bros. picked up the project after Skydance developed it. The studio opens “Geostorm” on Oct. 20.

Watch the new trailer below:

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  1. looking forward to seeing this movie

  2. Cara John says:

    The Geostorm is sci fi movies. This movie look like a Day After Tomorrow. I think the movie is good. can,t wait to watch.

  3. A disaster film done well is always a fun entertainment. This appears promising and certainly done well.
    I’ll be giving it a chance.

  4. I am tired of disney/starwars/marvel says:

    The film looks ok. There’s a semblance of a story. The film should perform on a similar basis like san andreas in 2015. Most likely it will settle around $388 to 400 million plus. As long as budget is below $160 million – it will be profitable. WB may have a winner but all this is just hypothetical predictions and will most likely change. Depends on audience reaction in sept.

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