As a part of my Director's series, I had a chance to sit down this week and talk to Dean Devlin about his new movie Geostorm.
About Dean Devlin...
Devlin appeared as an actor on numerous television shows throughout the 1980s. He also appeared in films including My Bodyguard, The Wild Life, Real Genius and Martians Go Home. Due to his youthful appearance, Devlin often played teenage characters despite being in his 20s.
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Devlin gradually began writing scripts. His first produced screenplay was for Universal Soldier. He reached prominence as a writer/producer working alongside director Roland Emmerich, with whom he teamed after appearing in Emmerich's film Moon 44. Together they cowrote and produced Stargate, the first movie to have a web site. The team then produced Independence Day and Godzilla. They split following the 2000 Mel Gibson film The Patriot, but re-teamed to film Independence Day: Resurgence in 2015. Devlin has also produced Cellular, Who Killed the Electric Car?, and Flyboys.
Devlin was set to direct the action sci-fi film Geostorm for Warner Bros. The film was set for a release October 2017. The move stars Gerard Butler as the lead with Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris and Andy García.
In 2013, Devlin said a future crime film entitled Bad Samaritan was in development.
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 Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.
Release date: October 20, 2017 (USA)
Director: Dean Devlin
Producers: Dean Devlin, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marc Roskin, Rachel Olschan
Screenplay: Dean Devlin, Paul Guyot, Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney
Production companies: Warner Bros., Skydance Media, Electric Entertainment