Starring: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Andy García, Alexandra Lara, Amr Waked, Eugenio Derbez, Daniel Wu
Story: Action disaster directed, produced and co-written by Dean Devlin in his feature debut. When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth’s survival the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. After successfully protecting the planet for two years, something is starting to go 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. Two estranged brothers, Jake and Max Lawson (Gerard Butler and Jim Sturgess) are tasked with solving the program’s malfunction before a worldwide Geostorm can engulf the planet. A trip into space follows, while on Earth a plot to assassinate the president begins to unfold.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Senate Committee Member: The Senate Committee will now hear from Jacob Lawson, Climate ISS Chief Coordinator. May the record reflect that he was nearly one hour late.
Jake Lawson: Yeah, sorry about that. I literally had to fly in from outer space.
President Andrew Palma: Thanks to a system of satellites, natural disasters have become a thing of the past. We can control our weather.
Leonard Dekkom: Mr. President, one of our thermospheric satellites malfunctioned over Afghanistan.
President Andrew Palma: So your proposal is what?
Dr. Jennings: We shut down all satellites.
Max Lawson: I don’t need to remind you how many people died from catastrophic climate conditions.
President Andrew Palma: Make sure there’s no further incidents.
Hannah Lawson: Are you going back up to space?
Jake Lawson: But I’m coming back. I promise.
[to Jake as he’s about to lift off into space]
NASA Pilot: Have a safe trip, sir. Just don’t touch anything.
Ute Fassbinder: This is Mr. Jake Lawson.
Duncan: The Jake Lawson?
Hernandez: You look much older than I would have thought. I mean, you look good. Am I getting fired?
Max Lawson: My access has been blocked.
NASA Tech: So a satellite has a bad comm, that happens.
Max Lawson: Not a satellite, all of them.
Ute Fassbinder: This wasn’t a malfunction, it was intentional.
Cheng: There’s potential for catastrophic weather events on a global scale.
Max Lawson: We have to shut the system down!
Jake Lawson: The only who has the kill code is the president.
Sarah Wilson: [to Max] You’re soliciting a secret service agent.
Sarah Wilson: [to Max] Seriously, we’re kidnapping the president in a self-driving cab?
Max Lawson: Jake, if you can’t stop it, no one can.
President Andrew Palma: You realize you’re committing treason!
Max Lawson: Treason! Oh, yeah. I kidnapped the president, I’ve stolen state secrets.
[to Sarah] Yeah, anything I’m forgetting honey?
President Andrew Palma: Honey?
[referring to the collapsing bridge above them]
Sarah Wilson: Hold on!
[to Max as Sarah manages to swerve the car away from the collapsing bridge]
President Andrew Palma: her.
Geostorm is set to open in the US and UK 10/20/2017.