“Geostorm” Undergoes Extensive Reshoots

A few years ago came word of “Geostorm,” an environmental-centric science fiction disaster film starring Gerard Butler and helmed by “Independence Day” producer Dean Devlin for Skydance Productions.

Butler plays a satellite designer who heads into space to prevent climate-controlling satellites from creating a man-made storm of epic proportions. At the same time, he and his estranged brother learn of a plot to assassinate the president.

Things seemed fine with the film which was shot late 2014 and early 2015 with a release targeted for earlier this year. Then came delays, and a poor test screening result late last year which has now led to reshoots which kick off this month.

Now, THR has done a story on the film about those reshoots which are more extensive than expected – running for two weeks and costing up to $15 million.

The changes include whole characters and subplots being switched up and replaced. At the same time, producer Jerry Bruckheimer has come onboard the project after not being involved at the start. Finally Danny Cannon, who serves as a director on FOX’s “Gotham,” is the one who reportedly helmed the reshoots.

What will the end result be? We’ll find out when the film opens October 20th next year.