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Besides starring as Bodhi in the Point Break remake, it looks like Gerard Butler has signed on to another project. This one is a sci-fi flick from Dean Devlin. That name sound familiar? Well, it should. Devlin is not only a well-known producer but also a writer on Universal Soldier, Stargate, and Independence Day. What.s interesting here is that Devlin will be taking on his first directing gig. He serves as scribe as well. Butler will star in the film that centers on .a satellite »
- Niki Stephens
Dragons have finally come back into fashion over the last few years. Once portrayed almost exclusively as the villains of the films they inhabited, How To Train Your Dragon brought them back as the perfect pet.
Later this year How To Train Your Dragon 2 will arrive and we will be reunited with Hiccup, Toothless and the rest of the gang. All the voice cast from the first film are back so expect to hear the likes of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, and Kristen Wiig again, with the addition of Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou – Click here for all the character posters!
The sequel takes place five yeas after the last film with Vikings and dragons existing in harmony, with the arrival of Drago Bludvist – a man who wishes to control all dragons, causing chaos.
(Updated) We’ve added the brand new poster, alongside the great trailer which reassures fans »
- Kat Smith
Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich used to be an effective team, bringing movies like Stargate and Independence Day into theaters as screenwriters and producers. Alas, Devlin and Emmerich haven.t produced a film together since 2000.s The Patriot, and Devlin hasn.t written anything (apart from an episode of Leverage) since 1998.s "mutter the title under your breath, lest you be publicly scorned" blockbuster Godzilla. It looks like that drought is about to end pretty soon, as Heat Vision has reported that Mr. Devlin is not only writing but also directing what looks like a massive throwback to those Independence Days and Stargate nights. And he.s got Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen) helping out in the lead! Geostorm tells the story of Mr. Butler.s character, who.s described as: ".a stubborn but charming satellite designer who, when the world.s climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with »
He saved the White House last year in Olympus Has Fallen, but it appears Gerard Butler has bigger plans. He’s attached to Dean Devlin’s latest big screen prospect, Geostorm.From the sounds of it, the movie finds Devlin firmly back in the disaster/action territory he used to stalk alongside Roland Emmerich before he turned his attention to TV. Developed by Skydance Productions and now picked up by Warner Bros., Geostorm would see Butler as a charming and stubborn satellite designer who is called in to help when the world’s climate-controlling satellites start to act up.As a man-made storm of destructive proportions looms, he’ll have to work alongside his estranged brother (because, by law, there must always be family tension or an ex-wife/husband to add spice to these sorts of movies) to save the world. Part of that will mean going into space and »
Never one to let much time go by without a new movie entering development, action star turned romantic comedy mainstay turned action star again Gerard Butler has signed on to lead the cast of the upcoming sci-fi adventure film Geostorm.
Written and directed by Dean Devlin (Independence Day, Godzilla), Geostorm will star Butler as a gruff but likable satellite designer. When the world’s climate regulating satellite array goes haywire, Butler is called in to prevent a man-made super storm from decimating the planet. Complicating things is the fact that, to do this, Butler will have to work closely with his estranged brother, whom he has not spoken to in years. A space mission is sent up in hopes of repairing ...
- Michael Kennedy
‘Go big or go home’ – that seems to be the approach Dean Devlin is taking to his feature film directorial debut, as he takes every dramatic buzz-worthy concept, hot-button topic, and Gerard Butler, and hurls them all into the midst of Geostorm.
Having previously co-written and produced huge productions such as Independence Day and Godzilla, Devlin is now ready to take the helm himself – with Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen) in the lead role. The actor will star as a satellite designer, in a presumably near-future version of the world, where the planet’s climate is controlled by these hi-tech machines patrolling the atmosphere. When one begins to malfunction, Butler and his estranged brother must race against the clock to fix it, before the earth is decimated by a man-made mega-storm. Oh, and there’s a presidential assassination plot to contend with, too.
Although it sounds very much like the big, »
- Sarah Myles
The 'Ugly Truth' star will be seen playing a stubborn but charming satellite designer in the sci-fi adventure feature, which will be Devlin's feature directorial debut. (Ani) »
- Ketali Mehta
The story follows a stubborn yet charming satellite designer (Gerard Butler) who is forced to team up with his estranged brother to save the world.
All the weather satellites have begun to malfunction, creating a man-made storm, and they must journey into space to stop it. At the same time, an assassination plot unfolds against the U.S. president unfolds.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Gerard Butler is attached to star in the sci-fi adventure Geostorm, which Dean Devlin is directing. Warner Bros. just closed a deal to distribute the film, which was developed by David Ellison's Skydance Productions.
The story centers on a stubborn and charming satellite designer (Gerard Butler), who is forced to team up with his estranged brother to save the world from a man-made storm, after all the weather satellites begin to malfunction. They must journey into space to save the day, while an assassination plot against the U.S. president unfolds.
The project will mark Dean Devlin's feature directorial debut, although he has previously directed episodes of TNT's Leverage. He is best known for writing big-budget features such as Independence Day and 1998's Godzilla.
Gerard Butler is currently shooting Gods of Egypt, »
• Gerard Butler is attached to star in the sci-fi adventure Geostorm. Longtime writer-producer Dean Devlin (Independence Day) is writing and directing the movie which posits a world where satellites can control the climate. When they begin to malfunction, Butler’s “charming satellite designer” has to work quickly to save the world from the imminent storm. [THR]
• Javier Bardem will join Charlize Theron and Adèle Exarchopoulos in the Sean Penn-directed movie The Last Face. Theron and Bardem will play doctors doing humanitarian work in a conflict-ridden region of Africa. Exarchopoulos will play a journalist. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is producing “Geostorm” with Skydance Productions. Producers are Devlin, Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Electric Entertainment’s Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.
Devlin also wrote “Geostorm,” which centers on a satellite designer who tries to prevent disaster when the world’s climate-control satellites fail to function.
Butler will be starring in the upcoming “Gods of Egypt” and the “Point Break” remake. He is repped by CAA and Alan Siegel Entertainment.
The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
- Dave McNary
Here's the latest casting news: Gerard Butler leads Geostorm, writer-director Dean Devlin's sci-fi adventure film recently picked up from Paramount by Warner Bros. Taylor Lautner is in negotiations to lead Run the Tide, an indie roadtrip picture scripted by Rajiv Shah which will be directed by Soham Mehta. Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood are the latest additions to Gabriele Muccino's Fathers and Daughters, which stars Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Octavia Spencer. Hit the jump for more on each picture. Heat Vision reports that Gerard Butler leads Geostorm as "a stubborn but charming satellite designer who, when the world’s climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with his estranged brother to save the world from a man-made storm of epic proportions. A trip into space follows, while on Earth a plot to assassinate the president begins to unfold." So Olympus Has Fallen in space? »
- Dave Trumbore
The 44-year-old actor is said to have signed up to play the lead in the sci-fi adventure film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Butler's character is a "stubborn but charming satellite designer" who is forced to try and save the world from a catastrophic storm when the world's climate-controlling satellites malfunction.
Opening in theaters on June 13, check out the final trailer for How To Train Your Dragon 2.
From director and writer Dean DeBlois and producer Bonnie Arnold, the thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings us back to the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years after the two have successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk.
While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
Now, Hiccup »
- Michelle McCue
New posters have been released for your viewing pleasure. Briefly: How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Directed by Dean Deblois, the animated sequel opens in 3D on June 13th, and features the voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kit Harington, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Djimon Hounsou, and Kristen Wiig. Frank - Lenny Abrahamson’s off-beat, dark comedy Frank opens in the U.K. on May 4th, and stars Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Scoot McNairy. U.S. distributor Magnolia Pictures hasn't announced a U.S. release date. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Marc Webb's superhero blockbuster opens in 3D on May 2nd, and stars Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Emma Stone, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Sally Field. Hit the jump to check out the new posters. Here's the official synopsis for How to Train Your Dragon 2 »
- Matt Goldberg
With just over two months to go before the arrival of the eagerly-awaited sequel, DreamWorks Animation has released a new poster and trailer for How to Tran Your Dragon 2, which you can check out right here….
“The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace-and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.”
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is set for release on June 13th, with a voice cast that includes Jay Baruchel (This Is the End), Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), America Ferrera (End of Watch), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass 2), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond).
- Gary Collinson
Gerard Butler is set to headline writer/director Dean Devlin's big screen sci-fi thriller Geostorm . The Hollywood Reporter has the news, delivering the following larger-than-life plot synopsis: "The story sees Butler playing a stubborn but charming satellite designer who, when the world.s climate-controlling satellites malfunction, has to work together with his estranged brother to save the world from a man-made storm of epic proportions. A trip into space follows, while on Earth a plot to assassinate the president begins to unfold." Devlin will be making his feature directorial debut with Geostorm . He is best known for his frequent collaborations with Roland Emmerich, serving as writer and producer on projects like Stargate and Independence Day . Butler, »
Hollywood makes inspirational waves with the story of real-life surfing hero Jay Moriarity who, as a fearless 15-year-old, set out to conquer the biggest, baddest breakers of them all: California's mighty 'Mavericks'. Newcomer Jonny Weston makes an earnest and engaging Jay while Gerard Butler provides sure-footed support as Frosty, the Santa Cruz surf king who becomes his father figure, friend and mentor. The boys have as many personal challenges to deal with as natural ones, but directors Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted pool their experience to keep the balance between action and drama. »
Hiccup and Toothless the dragon are back in action in the latest trailer for “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” the sequel to the popular 2010 animated pic.
Jay Baruchel returns as the voice of Hiccup, who’s grown up quite a bit since audiences last saw him as a timid and gangly young Viking. Based on the new trailer, the sequel looks to explore Hiccup’s family life – particularly the dynamic between his parents – as well as the unknown realms of the mysterious dragons.
As the island of Berk gears up for the dragon races, Hiccup faces new challenges as he meets his mother, Valka (voiced by Cate Blanchett). Gerard Butler also reprises his role as Hiccup’s father, along with America Ferrera and Jonah Hill as Hiccup’s pals Astrid and Snotlout.
One thing that hasn’t changed since the first installment? Hiccup and his loyal Night Fury dragon »
- Andrea Seikaly
Exclusive: Parkes/MacDonald Productions and Condé Nast Entertainment have partnered on the drama feature See No Evil, an adaptation of a Wired magazine article published in April. Kurt Wimmer has been set to turn the article into a fictionalized drama based on Alfred Anaya, a car stereo installer in California who became in demand because of ability to design traps, or secret compartments that often are used to conceal everything from drugs to cash and weapons. The article was written by Brendan I. Koerner and the film will be produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald with Marc Resteghini exec producing. Cne’s Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler also will produce, in the latest deal for a movie and TV property based on product from the Condé Nast magazine stable. Wimmer, whose credits include Salt and Law Abiding Citizen, most recently scripted Point Break for Alcon, the remake that will star Gerard Butler, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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