It's been a little while since we've had a boneheaded disaster movie, but Gerard Butler is set to change that with Geostorm, a film where he fights the weather.
Geostorm is the directorial debut from Dean Devlin, the guy who wrote Independence Day and Stargate. When a bunch of weather satellites go haywire, the world is faced with a torrent of tidal waves, tornadoes and other CGI disasters.
Based on its first trailer, the movie has all the makings of an idiotic disaster classic. There's a predominantly white cast of heroes who likely survive while a Third World city is destroyed, a plane that falls from the sky and, of course, a mopey cover of a classic pop song (this time its an eye-rolling, breathy take on Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World").
Geostorm will bring its dumb, loud energy to theatres on October 20 — that is, if the world survives that long. Watch its first trailer below.