“Independence Day” writer-producer Dean Devlin’s directorial debut, “Geostorm,” promises a whole lot of CG-heavy destruction porn in the first trailer released Wednesday: explosions, monster waves, collapsing buildings and bridges, and even a giant airplane falling from a very darkened sky.
The movie, due from Warner Bros. and Skydance on October 20, stars Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen”), Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”), Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists”), with Ed Harris (“Apollo 13”) and Andy Garcia (“The Godfather: Part III”).
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.
Butler stars as Jake, a scientist who, along with his brother, Max, played by Sturgess, is assigned to solve the satellite program’s malfunction.
Cornish plays Secret Service agent Sarah Wilson; Lara plays an ISS astronaut who runs the space station; Wu portrays 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, written by Dean Devlin and Paul Guyot, is being produced by Skydance’s David Ellison, Devlin, and Skydance’s Dana Goldberg.
Herbert W. Gains and Electric Entertainment’s Marc Roskin serve as executive producers. Rachel Olschan of Electric Entertainment and Cliff Lanning co-produce.
Watch the trailer above.