Gerard Butler has spoken about the mind-blowing production on his new film Geostorm where they took over a space larger than a NASA aircraft carrier to create stages for the incredible special effects.
Chatting to Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott on their Magic Breakfast radio show, Butler spoke of his excitement about the new project which he claimed will leave audiences “on the edge of your seat from the beginning.”
To film Geostorm, in which Butler plays an astronaut, the cast were taken to a NASA base where an international space station had been created across five huge sound stages.
He said, “We had satellite loading bays, shuttled docking bays we had the NASA ground control and then we had miles of corridors and hallways going horizontally vertically and it was mind-blowing.”
The actor also admitted that he considers himself lucky to have bagged a role he had dreamed about playing ever since he was a kid.
“As a id growing up you watch The Poseidon Adventure and all these epic movies and you think I want to be in that world, and I’m lucky enough to get the chance to do that.
“It’s spellbinding. It’s really incredible, the special effects in this movie are some of the best I’ve ever seen.”
Gerard Butler has admitted that he nearly LOST a role in Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies – because the director couldn’t understand his Scottish accent
The actor played a small role in the blockbuster movie but was nearly booted out of the film for delivering his lines in the wrong way.
Speaking to Ronan Keating on his Magic Radio Breakfast Show, Butler said, “I was the quarter master or something, and the naval supervisor kept saying, ‘he wouldn’t say it like that’.
“I only had three lines! When it finally came to me the director was like, ‘what’s he saying?’
“They cut a line so now I only had two lines and they couldn’t understand what I was saying!”