Older readers will remember the old-school “Sim City” game. You’d spend a ton of time building up a city, only to get bored and play God on your creation; the game allowed users to shake the ground with earthquake and tear up buildings with tornados. It was tremendous fun. It’s surprising to me that this hasn’t been the set up for a disaster film yet, especially when the late 90’s and early 00’s were bloated with Roland Emmerich’s awful crap.
Dean Devlin, who wrote Independence Day, is channeling his inner Emmerich with Geostorm, a disaster film that looks like all the best parts of “Sim City” merged with an actual story: “As a man heads into space to prevent climate-controlling satellites from creating a storm of epic proportions, his brother discovers a plot to assassinate the president.”
Just look at this insane trailer that’s pretty much the ultimate disaster film!
The script was written by Kieran and Michelle Mulroney and Dean Devlin. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg are producing via Skydance. Also producing are Devlin’s partners at Electric Entertainment, Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. Paul Schwake will executive produce.
The Geostorm is crashing in on October 20, 2017. I guess this weirdly is the perfect Halloween movie?!