Geostorm Trailer: A New Disaster Movie from the Co-Writer of Independence Day


It’s been a few years now since Roland Emmerich has directed a pure disaster movie, but it would appear that his long-time collaborator Dean Devlin is now picking up that baton and running with it. After having co-written and produced many of Emmerich’s films, Devlin is now making his own directorial debut with Geostorm and it looks like a glorious throwback to those big, dumb special effects-driven blockbusters that Emmerich built his career on. The movie takes place in the not-too-distant future where a network of geo-engineering satellites are used to control the Earth’s climate and prevent natural disasters. But when those satellites start to malfunction, two estranged brothers (Gerard Butler and Jim Sturgess) are forced to work together to fix the problem. Oh, and apparently there’s a plot to assassinate the president too! Who’s in? Geostorm hits theatres on Oct. 20th; check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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  • 1138sw

    Jeez whatever happened to Butler’s career anyway? Or did it never take off? Other wise this trailer just looks like The Day After Tomorrow 2.0.

  • LordAwesome

    How is this not going to direct-to-video? Looks like unused, unfinished ID4-2 b-roll.

  • Tommy

    Someone’s making so much bank out there creating fake Lorde type cover songs for trailers.

  • Nick P.

    Special effects don’t look half bad, too bad my odds of watching this ridiculous film in theatres is about 1%, and the odds of watching it ever are about 10%.