Trivia for Geostorm
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- The film was originally set up at Paramount before getting moved to Warner Bros.
- Feature directorial debut of Dean Devlin.
- The film's original release date was March 25, 2016. In August 2014 Warner Bros. canceled the March 2016 date and replaced it with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). On December 11, 2014, the studio shifted Mowgli (2019) and gave its release date of October 21, 2016, for this film. In September 2015 the studio moved the release to January 13, 2017. Later, the release was rescheduled once more, to October 20, 2017.
- Some of the NASA scenes were filmed at the NASA facility in New Orleans, LA.
- Jerry Bruckheimer was brought in to produce at a very late stage. The studio rejected the original cut due to poor reactions from test audiences. Extensive re-shoots, featuring new material written by Laeta Kalogridis, were helmed by Danny Cannon over two weeks, for a reported $15M.
- This was Skydance's second project not released by Paramount. Instead, Warner Bros. produced the film.
- Several cast and crew, even extras, noted that lead star/producer Gerard Butler did not appear to know many of his lines.
- Catastrophic consequences of weather control by space-based stations is also a major plot point in Das Arche Noah Prinzip (1984), Roland Emmerich's directorial debut. Emmerich and Dean Devlin were long-time collaborators.
- Sticky Studios released a game under the same name, which Apple featured. It keeps the same premise but follows an alternative plot with three people gathering data on Earth to locate a rogue satellite. The game is a turn-based puzzler, and generally has had very positive reviews.
- The word "Geostorm" is mentioned 20 times in various forms throughout the movie, including the end title.
- When Jake Lawson arrives on the ISS, he mentions that he and his brother Max were born in the UK but lived in the US. In real life, Gerard Butler is Scottish and Jim Sturgess is English.
- There's a moment when the space station crew mentioned about 'RockNRolla'...that's also one of Gerald Butler's movie.
- One satellite is called RocknRolla. Later the film mentions Mount Olympus. Gerard Butler (I) appeared in RocknRolla (2008) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013).
- The taxi used in most of the shots appears to be a Mercedes B Class Electric Drive with Florida tags. There is also a shot with a Smart for Two Electric Drive which drives away while still plugged in. This would not be possible with an electric car. You must unplug before you can drive.
- Re-shoots took place in December 2016 under executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer and writer Laeta Kalogridis. Dean Devlin was still in charge of the film, but unavailable, so veteran director Danny Cannon was hired for the job. Katheryn Winnick, who played Jake Lawson's ex-wife, was replaced by Julia Denton.
- Duncan refers to a satellite as Rock N Rolla. Gerald Butler starred in Guy's Richie's RocknRolla
- A possible remake of The Noah's Ark Principle (1984), a science fiction film about a weather-manipulating satellite directed by Roland Emmerich, who is Dean Devlin's collaborator on films including 2012 (2009), Universal Soldier (1992), and Stargate (1994).
- Second film involving Jim Sturgess and Ed Harris. The first was The Way Back (2010).
- On the trip from Earth to the ISS Jake is called "Major Tom". This is a reference to David Bowie (I)'s song "Space Oddity".
- Ute Fassbinder is German but the flag on her sleeve is Belgian. German flag is black red and yellow and the Belgian flag is black yellow and red.
- The cities shown being destroyed in the film are in chronological order: a village in the Registan Desert of Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Rio De Janeiro, Orlando, Mumbai, Moscow, and Dubai.
- An unknown language is spoken for a couple of lines at 36:02 (during break-in scene at HK). It is translated as "Search everything. See what he knows."
- Richard Schiff previously starred in another disaster film that featured a tsunami, Deep Impact (1998).
- The second film made by Warner Brothers to feature weather control, the first being The Avengers (1998).
- The gas explosion experienced by Cheng in Hong Kong is a reference to the gas explosions at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 2014 that was caused by a gas leak.
- Andy Garcia plays the President Of The United States in this film whereas in Passengers he is the Captain of the Spaceship. Gerard Butler is the man who saves the President of the USA (Aaron Eckhart) twice in the films Olympus has Fallen and London Has Fallen. In Geostorm he saves the world with the security codes taken by the President.