8:15am PT by Graeme McMillan
Say Goodbye to a Wonderful World in First 'Geostorm' Trailer
It's the end of the world as we know it — and, of course, it's all humanity's fault.
The first trailer for Dean Devlin's ecological thriller Geostorm has been released, showing the disastrous effects of literal man-made climate change — in this case, change as the result of a technology that allows humanity to control the weather that, of course, goes horribly wrong. How wrong? Well, just check out the massive ball of hail that takes out a bus at the 0:54 mark for an indicator.
The trailer, which debuted on ABC's Good Morning America Wednesday, features the return of a teaser trailer favorite: the familiar song, slowed down and sung by a child to seem creepy. This time around, it's Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World," which famously references the beauty of nature in its opening lines. It's no "I Got No Strings", but it's close.
The film underwent expensive reshoots, with sources telling The Hollywood Reporter in December they could cost as much as $15 million and saw notable characters removed from the script.
Directed by Independence Day producer Dean Devlin, Geostorm stars Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish and Ed Harris. The movie will blow into theaters Oct. 20.