While the coronavirus pandemic has stopped many things, it hasn’t stopped Gerard Butler making action films with the trailer released today for his new apocalypse-themed film which is basically his riff on “Deep Impact”.
In the film, a family struggles to survive when a comet drops fragments on the Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his separated wife Allison (Morena Baccarin) and son Nathan embark on a perilous journey to their only hope of safety as cities around the world are leveled and both panic and lawlessness grows around them.
Scott Glenn, Andrew Bachelor, and David Denman co-star in the film which was originally going to be a Neill Blomkamp-directed and Chris Evans-led affair. Both dropped out and now its Butler re-teaming with his “Angel Has Fallen” director Ric Roman Waugh.
The film remains set for theatrical release on June 12th in the U.S., though will most likely find its big success on video-on-demand whenever it decides to launch.