Geostorm is an upcoming American environmental disaster science-fiction action [2] comedy film co-written, produced, and directed by Dean Devlin as his feature debut. The film stars Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Katheryn Winnick, Robert Sheehan and Andy García. The film is about 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. Electric Entertainment and Skydance Productions are producing the film, to be released by Warner Bros. on October 20, 2017. Re-shoots were scheduled in December 2016 under executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Danny Cannon.[3] The film is also known for being the first co-production between Skydance Media and Warner Bros.


In the near future, when climate-controlling satellites malfunction and release disaster-creating small pods all over the world, Jake Lawson and his other fellow astronauts head into space to prevent the satellites from programming the small pods into creating a storm of epic proportions. They soon discover that the disasters weren't caused by a malfunction, but were done with intention and the only person who has the kill codes to shut down the satellites is the president.



The pre-production began on July 7, 2014.[5] Dean Devlin would direct the science fiction action film for Warner Bros. with Gerard Butler attached to star as the lead,[6] and Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris and Andy García also starring.[7] On August 19, Alexandra Lara joined the film's cast to play the commander of a space station and also Butler's character's love interest who helps him save the world.[8] On September 26, Katheryn Winnick was added to the cast to play Olivia, Butler's character's ex-wife and mother of Hannah.[9] On October 8, Eugenio Derbez was added to the cast of the film.[10]


The principal photography on the film began on October 20, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana,[11][12] and would last through February 10, 2015.[12] Filming began on Loyola Ave on the first day.[13] Some NASA scenes were filmed at NASA Facility in New Orleans in November 2014 and January 2015.[14][15] After poor test screenings in December 2015, reshoots were conducted in Louisiana in early December 2016, under new producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Danny Cannon.[3]


The film was originally set for release on March 25, 2016,[16] but in August 2014, Warner cancelled this, and released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on that date instead.[17] On December 11, 2014, WB shifted its live-action animated film Jungle Book to 2017 and gave its previous date from March 25, 2016 then October 21, 2016 to Geostorm.[18] In September 2015, the studio again moved back the film from October 21, 2016, to January 13, 2017.[19] In June 2016, the studio announced the release had been moved back from January 13, 2017, to October 20, 2017. The film will have an IMAX 3D release.[20]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Film Releases".. Retrieved on September 27, 2016.
  2. Beth Elderkin (July 7, 2017). "Wait, Geostorm Is A Disaster Comedy Now?".. Retrieved on July 9, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Warner Bros., Skydance's 'Geostorm' Undergoes Reshoots, Brings on Jerry Bruckheimer".. Retrieved on December 16, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Pearson, Jennifer (October 27, 2014). "Abbie Cornish suits up as a sexy Secret Service agent on New Orleans set of Geostorm with 'presidential' Andy Garcia".. Retrieved on November 22, 2014.
  5. "Gerard Butler's "Geostorm" Feature Film Now Hiring Crew Members in New Orleans", (August 13, 2014). Retrieved on October 20, 2014. 
  6. McNary, Dave (11 April 2014). "Gerard Butler to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Geostorm’". Retrieved on 8 May 2014. 
  7. Kit, Borys (August 15, 2014). "Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish in Talks to Join Gerard Butler in 'Geostorm' (Exclusive)", Retrieved on October 31, 2015. 
  8. "‘Rush’ Star Alexandra Maria Lara Joins Gerard Butler in ‘Geostorm’", (August 19, 2014). Retrieved on September 29, 2014. 
  9. "Katheryn Winnick Boards WB & Skydance’s ‘Geostorm’", (September 26, 2014). Retrieved on September 29, 2014. 
  10. "'Instructions Not Included' Star Eugenio Derbez Joins 'Geostorm'", (October 8, 2014). Retrieved on October 10, 2014. 
  11. "George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, Tom Hiddleston pack bags for Louisiana film projects", (August 13, 2014). Retrieved on October 20, 2014. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Louisiana Film TV Production Jobs Hotline – October 10, 2014", (October 10, 2014). Retrieved on October 20, 2014. 
  13. "Gerard Butler begins filming ‘Geostorm’ in New Orleans today", (October 20, 2014). Retrieved on October 21, 2014. 
  14. "‘Geostorm’ Starring Gerard Butler NASA Scenes Extras Casting Call in New Orleans", (October 30, 2014). Retrieved on November 1, 2014. 
  15. "Monday, Jan. 5 Filming Locations for Chicago PD, The Slap, Geostorm, Castle, SVU, & more!", (January 4, 2015). Retrieved on January 20, 2015. 
  16. "Warner Bros Slots ‘Geostorm’ For 2016" (2 May 2014). Retrieved on 8 May 2014. 
  17. Sneider, Jeff (6 August 2014). "Warner Bros. Blinks in Marvel Showdown: ‘Batman v Superman’ Avoids ‘Captain America 3'". Retrieved on 7 August 2014. 
  18. "Warner Bros. Pushes Release Date of 'Jungle Book: Origins'", (December 11, 2014). Retrieved on December 12, 2014. 
  19. "Gerard Butler’s ‘Geostorm’ Pushed Back to 2017", (September 1, 2015). Retrieved on September 4, 2015. 
  20. "'Lego Movie 2' delayed until 2019". Entertainment Weekly's

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