Trivia for Geostorm
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- The film was originally set up at Paramount before getting moved to Warner Bros.
- This was Dean Devlin's feature directorial debut.
- The film was set to be released on March 25, 2016. However, later 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 its live-action / animated film The Jungle Book (2018) and gave its previous date of October 21, 2016 to Geostorm (2017). In September 2015, the studio again pushed back the film to a January 13, 2017 release. Lastly, it once again rescheduled the film to an October 20, 2017 release date per its trailer on the Kong Skull Island Dvd.
- Some of the NASA scenes were filmed at the NASA facility in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- The film underwent re-shoots under the auspices of Jerry Bruckheimer, who was brought in in a producer capacity at a very late stage. Reportedly, these extensive re-shoots, featuring new material written by Laeta Kalogridis, were helmed by "CSI" alumnus Danny Cannon over a two-week period at a cost of $15M.
- This was Skydance's second project to not be released by Paramount. Instead, Warner Bros. produced the film.
- Several cast and crew (even the film's extras) noted that lead star/producer Gerard Butler kept forgetting all his lines.
- The idea of 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 (Dean Devlin's long time collaborator).
- A game under the same name was released by developer Sticky Studios, which was featured by Apple. It keeps the same premise but follows an alternative plot where three people gather data on Earth to locate a rogue satellite. The game is a turn-based puzzler and generally has very positive reviews.
- The word "Geostorm" is mentioned 20 times in various forms throughout the movie, including the end title.
- Jake Lawson (played by Gerard Butler), upon arrival on the ISS, mentions that he and his brother Max were born in UK but lived in the US. This is partly true because in real life, Gerard Butler is actually Scottish and Jim Sturgess is British.
- There's a moment when the space station crew mentioned about 'RockNRolla'...that's also one of Gerald Butler's movie.
- There are a couple references to previous Gerard Butler titles, for example one of the satellites is called RocknRolla after his film of the same name RocknRolla (2008). Soon after, there is a reference to 'Mount Olympus' which relates to the title 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.
- After the initial test screenings, the studio saw room for improvements and decided to make some changes. 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 was unavailable during that period, so veteran director Danny Cannon was hired for the job. The role of Jake Lawson's ex-wife, originally played Katheryn Winnick, was recast, and Julia Denton signed on for the part.