Geostorm Flies To 2017
The Gerard Butler action thriller is on the move
If you were looking forward to seeing Gerard Butler punching a hurricane helping to stop a weatherpocalypse in Geostorm… Just wait longer. The film has been pushed from a planned October 2016 release to a January 2017 slot in the US.
Butler plays a charming but stubborn satellite designer called in to help when the orbiting devices that control the Earth’s weather start to go haywire, leading to fears that the worst storm humanity has ever known could soon befall us all. Jim Sturgess, meanwhile, is Butler’s estranged brother, with whom he’ll have to work if he’s to stop the meteorological meltdown.
No reason has been given for the shift, though there’s always a chance that disaster movie specialist Dean Devlin – here making his film directorial debut – asked for more time to finish what is probably a big effects job and potentially to move the pic into a more favourable slot. Still, the January berth it now occupies was already full of potential movies, including the new Magnificent Seven, DreamWorks Animation's Boss Baby ‘toon, Sony’s planned take on The Dark Tower and Lionsgate's Power Rangers. Looks like Butler will have more than just the weather to worry about.
With Abbie Cornish, Robert Sheehan, Ed Harris, Amr Waked, Katheryn Winnick and Andy Garcia in the cast, Geostorm should be with us around the same time it finally hits the US, given that it had been scheduled for almost the same day here as across the pond originally.