Taglines: Some things were never meant to be controlled.
In an attempt to save the planet from the devastating effects of the extreme climate change, an eminent team of scientists led by Jake Lawson, manage to build a powerful and elaborate network of satellites known as the “Dutch Boy”, to practically control the weather. However, when unexplained accidents and catastrophic weather malfunctions start to occur, it will be evident that what was invented to protect the Earth, has now become its nemesis, wreaking havoc with random attacks. Can Jake and his estranged brother, Max, stop the string of dysfunctions before a Geostorm–an annihilating worldwide meteorological phenomenon–obliterates mankind?
Geostorm is a 2017 American disaster film co-written, produced, and directed by Dean Devlin as his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Abbie Cornish, Richard Schiff, Alexandra Maria Lara, Robert Sheehan, Daniel Wu, Eugenio Derbez, and Andy García. The plot follows a satellite designer who tries to save the world from a storm of epic proportions caused by malfunctioning climate-controlling satellites.
Principal photography began on October 20, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. After poor test screenings, re-shoots took place in December 2016 under executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, writer Laeta Kalogridis and new director Danny Cannon. The film is the first co-production between Skydance Media and Warner Bros. The film was released by Warner Bros. in the United States on October 20, 2017, in 2D, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D. It grossed $217 million worldwide and received negative reviews, with criticism focused on the “uninspiring” story and “lackluster” visual effects.
As of December 18, 2017, Geostorm has grossed $33.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $175 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $208.3 million, against a production budget of $120 million. In North America, the film was released alongside Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, The Snowman and Only the Brave, and was expected to gross $10–12 million from 3,246 theaters in its opening weekend. After not holding Thursday night preview screenings, the film made $4.2 million on Friday. It went on to debut to $13.3 million, finishing second at the box office. Due to its hefty budget, the film will likely lose about $100 million.
Directed by: Dean Devlin
Starring: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Eugenio Derbez, Amr Waked, Adepero Oduye, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris, Zazie Beetz, Mare Winningham, Talitha Eliana Bateman
Screenplay by: Dean Devlin, Paul Guyot
Production Design by: Kirk M. Petruccelli
Cinematography by: Roberto Schaefer
Film Editing by: Chris Lebenzon, John Refoua, Ron Rosen
Costume Design by: Susan Matheson
Set Decoration by: Anne Kuljian, Lori Mazuer
Art Direction by: Vlad Bina, Page Buckner, Kevin Constant, Kelly Curley, Tyler Lafferty, David Utley
Music by: Lorne Balfe
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for destruction, action and violence.
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: October 20, 2017