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.

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David Ellison is producing alongside Dana Goldberg, Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan, with Paul Schwake serving as executive producer.

Gerard Butler is currently shooting Gods of Egypt, and he will move on to the Point Break remake sometime this summer. Geostorm is scheduled to begin production this fall.