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ABBIE CORNISH, A FORCE OF NATURE IN “GEOSTORM”

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Australian actress Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch, RoboCop) plays secret service agent in a forbidden relationship with a White House staffer (Jim Sturgess) in Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic thriller Geostorm(now playing in Philippine cinemas).

In the film, 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.

Cornish says, “Sarah is such a fun character because she’s strong, athletic, intelligent and also feminine. She’s a tough woman who protects the president, but also has a fun, sensitive and delicate side to her, which we see in her relationship with Max (Sturgess). And that relationship in their work environment within the White House brings complications of its own. This role was a sweet one to step into, with a great energy to it.”

Sarah has a strong sense of right and wrong that goes beyond following orders,” director Dean Devlin notes. “As the mystery unfolds, she realizes she has a vital role to play that may be at odds with the job she is sworn to do. She’ll have a choice to make, and from that choice a very strong individual will emerge.”

Asked what does she hopes audiences take away from Geostorm, Cornish replies, “I want people to have an entertaining, fun experience. We’re living in a time when we watch a lot of entertainment on our computers, televisions, and other devices, and I think that’s great; I love technology and technological advancements. But I also love going to the movies with friends and family members. I hope that Geostorm encourages people to go to the cinema and watch a movie of epic proportions on a big screen. This is pure entertainment – and such a ride. I am excited for people to go on that ride.”

Geostorm also stars Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen, 300), Jim Sturgess (21), Alexandra Maria Lara (Rush), Daniel Wu (Warcraft: The Beginning), Eugenio Derbez (Miracles from Heaven), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (mother!) and Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Thirteen).

Geostorm is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

GERARD BUTLER TAKES CHARGE AVERTING “GEOSTORM” THREAT

Gerard Butler, Geostorm

Scottish actor Gerard Butler (300, Olympus Has Fallen) stars as Jake Lawson, a scientist who is tasked with solving a weather satellite program’s malfunction, in Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic thriller Geostorm (in Philippine cinemas Thursday, October 12).

In the film, after an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites — dubbed Dutch Boy — 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.

Butler plays excommunicated engineer Jake Lawson, creator of Dutch Boy who found it difficult to play the political games required to stay on once the system was fully operational. “What attracted me to this story was that it had a powerful mixture of everything,” he recalls. “I loved the central elements of it as a big action film and a suspenseful thriller with a lot of humor, but also that it looked at the strained relationship between my character and his brother. It felt like it had something for everyone and that audiences could have a lot of fun with it.”

Butler’s interest in the role came to the filmmakers’ attention early on. “I got a call that Gerry was interested, and was really eager to meet him,” Devlin remembers. “When you spend time with Gerry, you become energized yourself from the energy he emanates—he’s filled with life, playful, fun, enthusiastic and charming. It was exciting to have him on board.”

Dean and I were on the same page that, despite him already being an adult, this is a real coming-of-age story for Jake Lawson,” Butler observes. “He’s an unusual mix of characteristics: a bit of a whiz kid, unconventional, a hothead and a lost soul. He’s both brilliant and childish. I thought it was a nice challenge to take him on, especially in the middle of all this intense action.”

Butler found inspiration for Jake, in part, from real-life American astronaut Mike Massimino, a spacewalk veteran whom the actor learned was also a fan of his work. “I had watched the IMAX documentary Hubble, and he just blew me away.” Butler was also told that his performance in 300 had served to inspire Massimino each time he headed out of the hatch. “I found that out the very same week I got the script for Geostorm. That seemed like an amazing coincidence!”

Geostorm is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

FIL-AM DEAN DEVLIN MARKS DIRECTING DEBUT WITH EPIC THRILLER “GEOSTORM”

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Filipino-American filmmaker Dean Devlin (writer/producer, Independence Day) makes his feature film directorial debut with Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming epic thriller Geostorm (in Philippine cinemas Thursday, October 12).

(Watch the newly released footage from Geostorm athttps://youtu.be/TDZ97ZIxL0k.)

In the film, 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.

Geostorm stars Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen, 300), Jim Sturgess (21), Abbie Cornish (Limitless), Alexandra Maria Lara (Rush), Daniel Wu (Warcraft: The Beginning), Eugenio Derbez (Miracles from Heaven), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (mother!) and Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Thirteen).

An edge-of-your-seat, heart-pounding ride for movie audiences who enjoy a ticking-clock mystery rife with conspiracy and wrapped in pure escapist fare of epic proportions, Geostorm has it all: from blistering underground infernos to desert-freezing ice storms and everything in between.

Devlin reveals that the idea for the story originated when his daughter, then six, asked him to explain climate change. “In the simplest way, she asked me, ‘Why can’t we just build a machine that fixes it?’ That sparked all these ideas in my mind about what would happen if we did build just such a machine. And what if something went horribly wrong? That became the ‘what if’ story—what if we wait too long to deal with extreme climate change? What if we don’t? What if we could create this amazing machine to control the weather around the entire planet? And what would we do if it went rogue?”

As the story unfolds in the film, two years have passed since the complex web of interconnected satellites—dubbed Dutch Boy—went online. The years have been tranquil ones, until now. Unexplained malfunctions in the highly sophisticated system are now causing, rather than preventing, deadly weather patterns never before seen by mankind: ice and snow in the deserts of Afghanistan, smoldering under the streets of Hong Kong, and cyclones in India, to name a few.

Dutch Boy is out of control, wreaking havoc across the globe.

Dean has a mindset that comes from working on big epics like ‘Independence Day,’ so when he put his mind to the subject of global warming, he came up with a timely twist on the genre classic by setting it against the backdrop of a political thriller and filling it with unnatural natural disasters,” notes producer David Ellison. “In other words, within our story, the science is sound—it’s the people controlling it who are the problem.”

For me, entertainment should be just that—entertaining—and not necessarily hit you over the head with a message,” Devlin observes. “But I also feel that science fiction works better, has more of an impact, when you have something to say. Hopefully, we’ll take audiences on a roller coaster ride across the planet and off into space, and leave them having had a fantastic time, and maybe just a bit more curious about the world around them.”

Geostorm is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

“GEOSTORM” TEASER TRAILER WRECKS HAVOC ON GLOBAL CLIMATE

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Today the world will be taken by storm. Check out the new official teaser trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures’ new epic thriller Geostorm now at https://youtu.be/buZYMqcvNNI.

Directed by Dean Devlin, Geostorm stars Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia, Katheryn Winnick, and Jim Sturgess.

In the film, 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.

Opening across the Philippines on October 19, Geostorm is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.