Gerard Butler tapped to star in 'Geostorm'

By Kyle Johnson,

Scottish actor Gerard Butler is attached to star in Skydance Productions' film Geostorm.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, who first reported the casting, Warner Bros. picked up the science fiction adventure film, which will be directed by Dean Devlin (Independence Day), who also wrote the script.

Variety notes the film will be Devlin's first time in the directing chair for a theatrical film.

Skydance originally was developing Geostorm on its own after Paramount let the film go into turnaround. Devlin's Electric Entertainment will team with Skydance to produce. On top of directing duties, Devlin will also produce alongside Marc Roskin, Rachel Olschan and Skydance's David Ellison and Dana Goldberg.

In Geostorm, Butler will play a satellite designer who is tasked with trying to help save the world with his estranged brother. Climate-controlling satellites have begun malfunctioning and the two will need to go into space to help stop a massive storm that is now forming. Also, there is an plot to assassinate the president thrown in.

Production on the film is set to begin in the fall, which gives Butler time to shoot the Point Break remake.



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