New Trailer for GEOSTORM Starring Gerard Butler

Geostorm looks terrible. I don't think anyone is going to necessarily debate that, but it's also good to know that with the newest trailer for the film the film itself also seems to know exactly what it is. After seeing the debut teaser it was pretty obvious this thing was going to be as close to actual dog shit as a movie could be, but upon further inspection i.e. this second official trailer for the film, it would seem the studio and creative team behind this offering are comfortable with basing their legacy on pure schlock so it could be more fun than initially expected. Coming to us via Warner Bros. and Skydance Productions as written by Dean Devlin (Independence Day, Stargate) and TV Writer Paul Guyot and as directed by Devlin as well as Danny Cannon (largely a TV director as well, but who is also responsible for 1995's Judge Dredd and 1998's I Still Know What You Did Last Summer) Geostorm will mark the first feature of Devlin's that will seemingly get a theatrical release despite the fact he also directed another feature intended to be released this year. With this disaster flick it seems the writer/director is working in his comfort zone though as not only has he penned both Independence Day screenplays (and apparently working on a third?), but also served as a producer on other Roland Emmerich productions including 1998's Godzilla. What it is about this genre that keeps him coming back is a mystery to someone such as myself that never got off on seeing cities wiped out or antagonists interacting on such broad scales, but here we are with Devlin seemingly taking notes from Emmerich's 2004 hit The Day After Tomorrow, but upping the ante by adding in the more ridiculous aspect of the world's governments coming together to create a network of satellites that surround the planet and are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. Of course, after successfully protecting earth for two years, something begins to go wrong and two estranged brothers are tasked with solving the program's malfunction before a world wide Geostorm engulfs the planet. Want to know the only thing that makes this synopsis better or worse depending on how you look at it? The couldn't be more different Gerard Butler and Jim Sturgess are the actors portraying those estranged brother. Geostorm also, somehow, stars the likes of Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia, and will likely be a solid hit when it opens on October 20th, 2017.

Synopsis: 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.

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