It’s Gerard Butler Vs Weather In The First Geostorm Teaser

Gerard Butler in Geostorm

by James White |
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Having spent the last few years splitting his time between producing TV and fewer movies, veteran Stargate/Independence Day/Godzilla writer/producer Dean Devlin is back with a bang – several tornadoes, some lightning and other bad weather, to be exact – in Geostorm. Check out the first teaser trailer below.

Like a musician who went solo, but indulges the crowd's demand for him to play one of his former band's past hits, Geostorm looks to be firmly in the disaster genre that Devlin and Roland Emmerich made their own back in the day (and which the latter still revisits from time to time).

The movie, which Devlin is using as his directorial debut and co-wrote with Paul Guyot, takes place in a near future world where climate chaos has forced the world's leaders to band together and create a high-tech network of satellites that keeps everything in check. But – because there wouldn't be much of a story without it – something has now gone badly wrong, and the system designed to rein in bad weather is unleashing it upon the planet. Gerard Butler stars as scientist Jake, who along with brother Max (Jim Sturgess) have to try to solve the problem. Will things climax with Butler punching a thunder cloud while snarling, "go back to skyfuckistan"? We'll have to wait and see. For now, though, may we please reiterate our desire for trailer editors to cool it with the slow covers of songs that have some ironic comment to make about the action on screen?

Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Daniel Wu, Andy Garcia and Alexandra Maria Lara also feature in Geostorm, now due to hit the UK on 20 October.

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