Warner Bros. has moved its environmental disaster film Geostorm from October 21, 2016 to the Friday of the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, January 13, 2017. That weekend is already crowded. The Dean Devlin-helmed Skydance co-production pits itself against Fox’s animated feature Boss Baby, Lionsgate’s reboot of The Power Rangers and Sony’s feature adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. However, a source close to the production says that Warner Bros. made the bold move due to their confidence in it as a big film. The studio’s American Sniper pushed this year’s MLK holiday weekend to a $250M weekend high. A global launch is being planned around Geostorm, and there’s a chance that China will be included in the mix.
In Geostorm, Gerard Butler stars as Jake, a man sent into space to prevent climate-controlling satellites from creating a cataclysmic storm capable of destroying the planet. Katheryn Winnick stars as Jake’s ex-wife Olivia. Jim Sturgess, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris, and Abbie Cornish also star. Devlin, Skydance Productions, and Electric Entertainment are producing. Devlin co-wrote with Paul Guyot
Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney .