The forecast calls for ... pain

By Christopher Rosen
July 06, 2017 at 12:22 PM EDT

No movie coming out in theaters this fall is likely to be as big as Warner Bros.’ Geostorm, which imagines a world where the best minds of humanity have devised a way to control the weather … and the catastrophe that occurs when the weather strikes back.

The logline: “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.”

With natural disasters killing millions, it’s up to Gerard Butler as a scientist and a cavalcade of other heroes (including Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, and Andy Garcia as the President of the United States) to save the day. Independence Day screenwriter Dean Devlin makes his directorial debut with Geostorm, and why not? The potential blockbuster arrives in theaters on Oct. 20.