In a time in the (not so distant) future human kind is forced to face the damage they’ve put the Earth through.
And the man chosen to fix the damage? Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler), the architect of “Dutch Boy”- a satellite structure created to override Mother Nature under the power of man. But absolute power corrupts absolutely and when malfunctions with “Dutch Boy” lead to catastrophes on Earth it’s up to Lawson, his brother Max (Jim Sturgess) and White House Secret Service operative (Abbie Cornish) to solve the mother of all mysteries before the mother of all storms hits. The Knockturnal got to sit down with the cast and director/writer of Geostorm, read our exclusive interview with Jim Sturgess and Abbie Cornish below:
Nicolette Acosta: Out of all of these natural disaster storms, what is the one that would send you running in the other direction?
Abbie Cornish: They’re all terrible, it’s so hard…
Jim Sturgess: Yeah, it’s like picking the best of a bad bunch. Yeah, I mean, anything with water, were you’re just not in your natural environment, you know, but I guess fire…
Abbie Cornish: All the elements, I mean as soon as you are at the mercy of something you cant control, it’s a pretty scary place to be.
Jim Sturgess: Yeah, I have a fear of drowning, that’s really nasty to experience too, especially when the water is like concrete you know?
Nicolette Acosta: One thing that your characters are struggling and going back and forth with, is this idea of job responsibility and relationship responsibility. So ultimatum, if you could do what you love for the rest of your life, but you couldn’t be with the person you love, or you could be with the person you love, but have to miss out on your dream job, what are you choosing?
Abbie Cornish: I reckon I’d make a great stay at home wife. I cook, I clean… You’d make a good stay at home wife too…
Jim Sturgess: Thank you! I fell like I would go with love over your career… You can have a great career, and not fall in love, and then you’re not so happy.
Abbie Cornish: It’s be nice to be able to have both, can we strike a deal?
Nicolette Acosta: Apparently you can! In the movie that’s what happens right? And you get to save most of the world…
Jim Sturgess: Yeah, it’s good that they have such a responsible job you know, it’s nice when you see it in the movie, they are so responsible and they’ve obviously worked very hard to get there, but they are willing to put it all at risk for their relationship… And there is something really like mischievous about that relationship, it’s fun…
Abbie Cornish: Yeah totally…
Nicolette Acosta: It’s fun, a little bit dangerous, flirtatious, but also I have to do my job.
Abbie Cornish: Wink, wink.
Nicolette Acosta: What’s the biggest message you want people to walk away from watching Geostorm?
Abbie Cornish: I think there is a really strong message about love, on a more intimate scale; whether that is family or a relationship. There is also a strong message about unity and coming together as a community. There is also a strong message about being in tune with mother earth, and bring up a discussion about man versus nature, and what happens when we interfere with nature? And what are the possible results of that? And so I think those are really strong subject matters that run through it.
Jim Sturgess: Definitely. And also the impact we have on the world that we live in. How long are we going to leave it until it’s unmanageable? The effects of it are so dramatic that we can’t really turn the clock back. We are one of the only species as far as I know that has a conscious, and so you are able to look into the future and think about the past, and reflect on the past. So I hope people leave the movie with some level of consciousness about the effects of climate change. That it’s a very real problem that can create very devastating impacts or events.
The film is now playing!