Geostorm is a 2017 American science fiction disaster film directed, co-written, and co-produced by Dean Devlin in 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. Despite grossing $221 million worldwide the film was labeled a box office bomb given its $120 million budget, losing the studio $74 million, and received largely negative reviews, with criticism focused on the "uninspiring" story and "lackluster" visual effects.
In the near future, when climate-controlling satellites malfunction and release disaster-creating small pods all over the world, a man heads into space to prevent the satellites from programming the small pods into creating a storm of epic proportions or a "geostorm," a storm composed of deadly natural disasters such as increasing huge tornadoes, colossal tsunamis, sudden release of fire whirls from the ground, fiery and scorching heat, scattering thunderstorms, dangerous falling of massive hailstones, and quickly happening polar vortices that will happen all over the world.
Sound Effects Used
- Hollywoodedge, Lightning 08 CloseG SIG012601
- Hollywoodedge, Medium Impact With Debri PE281001
- Hollywoodedge, Metal Wronks Heavy FS016802
- Hollywoodedge, Car Import Doppler Ho PE865408
- SKYWALKER HYPERDRIVE FAILURE SOUND
- TECHNICOLOR GLASS SHATTER 01
- SONY FIREBALL ROARING SOUND