Global meltdown movie Geostorm has a new trailer – and it gives us a great idea of what we can expect. A 1990s’ disaster movie throwback, the footage shows the world under threat from a spectacular series of ‘natural’ disasters.
In this story, they’ve learned how to control the world’s weather using a system of satellites, which ensures no more catastrophic climate-related events. Or so they think. When the system goes wrong, all of the bad weather is seemingly unleashed at once – across the globe.
Inconceivably low temperatures in Afghanistan leave people instantly frozen, tsunamis batter cities and coastlines, molten magma forces its way through roads, huge hailstones attack traffic-lined streets, plus fork lightning and twisters hit. It’s pandemonium.
But it’s not a malfunction – this is by design. Some unnamed, presumably unhinged culprit has designs on destroying the planet, and it’s up to Gerard Butler in typically heroic form as Jake Lawson, Climate Expert for the International Space Station, to save the day. And to save face – he’s insulted for looking old. Even in the event of the apocalypse, there’s still space for ageism. We’re not doubting his capacity for proving to everyone he’s still got it, though.
Andy Garcia also stars as the US President. The rest of the cast is rounded out by Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Robert Sheehan, Amr Waked, Zazie Beetz and Mare Winningham.
Geostorm marks actor-producer Dean Devlin’s feature directorial debut alongside seasoned helmer Danny Cannon.
Geostorm is released October 20, 2017.