Gerard Butler is set to star in Geostorm, a sci-fi adventure feature. THR broke the news, stating that Warner Bros. picked up the project, which was originally solely being produced under David Ellison’s Skydance Productions. The film is to be written and directed by Dean Devlin, best known for his writing work on Universal Soldier, Stargate, Independence Day, and Roland Emmerich’s 1998 film Godzilla.
Butler is to play “a stubborn but charming satellite designer who, when the world’s climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with his estranged brother to save the world from a man-made storm of epic proportions. A trip into space follows, while on Earth a plot to assassinate the president begins to unfold.”
Before we see Butler hit the stars, we’ll see him on the sand in Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt and in the world of extreme sports in Ericson Core’s Point Break remake.
While Devlin has directed television, most notably on TNT’s Leverage, this would mark his feature film directorial debut. Devlin is also credited as a producer on Roland Emmerich’s upcoming Independence Day sequels, ID Forever Part I and ID Forever Part II.
Geostorm is to begin production this fall (U.S. season).