Latest ‘Geostorm’ trailer promises a front row seat to the end of the world

What good is going to the cinema unless you can see something you may never get to experience for yourself? Be it flying through the sky or spelunking the depths of the ocean, some of the greatest films allow us to live life in ways we never imagined we could. Other films show us the horrors of alternate realities disguised as blockbuster entertainment, which is precisely what Geostorm will do when it hits theaters this fall.

Starring Gerard Butler as a climate specialist and astronaut, Geostorm is set in a not too distant future where all the weather on Earth in controlled using satellites. This evolution in technology saves millions of lives by preventing virtually all natural disasters, but when access to the control system falls into the wrong hand there is no telling what will happen next.

Geostorm will touch down in theaters on October 20. The official synopsis reads:

“After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.”