New ‘Geostorm’ Trailer: Gerard Butler Disaster Pic Joyfully Destroys… Everything

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Gerard Butler is a scientist who sets out to save the world from a baddie who’s taken control of a satellite program that can control the earth’s weather. Oh, and the US President has to be saved as well.

Boom. Guilty pleasure alert?

A big new trailer has dropped for Geostorm, the upcoming disaster-action flick that giddily takes the type of earth-destroying mayhem Roland Emmerich has delivered in Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012 and mixes in an action movie plot from yesteryear. It’s no surprise that longtime Emmerich collaborater Dean Devlin is director and co-writer of this one.

Assuming the major delays (extensive reshoots that brought in producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Gotham helmer Danny Cannon) have smoothen out the issues, we could have a giddily entertaining pic here. Whether audiences want to flock to see disasters on screen with so many hitting our planet of late… well, that remains to be seen.

Geostorm, also starring Jim Sturgess, Andy Garcia, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Wu, and Ed Harris, will arrive in Australia on October 19 and opens in the US on October 20.

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.