Gerard Butler's 'Geostorm' Pushed Back Three Months to Winter 2017

Gerard Butler - H 2014
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Gerard Butler - H 2014

The film marks the feature directorial debut of veteran writer-producer Dean Devlin.

Warner Bros. has pushed back the release of Geostorm from Oct. 21, 2016, to Jan. 13, 2017, the beginning of the lucrative Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

The sci-fi adventure film starring Gerard Butler marks the directorial debut of veteran writer-producer Dean Devlin.

The project was developed independently by David Ellison’s Skydance Productions before Warner Bros. picked it up. Skydance remains involved and is co-producing with Devlin's Electric Entertainment.

From a script by Devlin (Independence Day), Geostorm follows a satellite designer (Butler) who heads into space to prevent climate-controlling satellites from creating a man-made storm of epic proportions when he and his estranged brother learn of a plot to assassinate the president.

The Jan. 13-16 holiday weekend is shaping up to be a crowded weekend at the box office. Also set to open are Boss Baby, The Dark Tower, The Magnificent Seven and Power Rangers.