When the phenomena of magnetic tornados were discovered on the planet Mercury, astronomers were amazed by the destructive power of these gargantuan solar-fueled magnetic fields…but they never imagined witnessing the catastrophic forces in their own backyards.
The Helios Project—a high tech facility tasked with storing and converting solar rays into an endless supply of renewable energy is about to be tested. The scientists are thrilled as their project runs according to plan but when the facility is unable to control the massive amount of energy coming in, the cheers turn to screams. The charged particles begin creating a massive magnetic vortex that quickly becomes the first magnetic tornado on earth! The team try to abort the procedure but it’s already too late-- there is nowhere this monstrous force of nature can’t go. Will the scientists find a way to stop the metal tornados before they destroy everything in their path?
The failure of a high-tech energy experiment threatens worldwide destruction in this sci-fi disaster thriller starring Lou Diamond Phillips. When scientists working on the Helios Project - a state-of-the-art facility that harnesses solar rays for renewable power - turn the system on for the first time, everything at first goes to plan. However, as the energy being received begins to escalate to critical levels, a series of huge magnetic tornados are created, with potentially catastrophic destructive force. Now, unable to abort the test, project leader Michael Edwards (Phillips) enters a race-against-time to stop the tornados, before they wreak havoc on the planet.