Original Australian One Sheet movie poster with best art work by Michael Whipple.Meteor is a 1979 Hong Kong–American science fiction disaster film in which scientists detect an asteroid on a collision course with Earth and struggle with international, Cold War politics in their efforts to prevent disaster. The film stars Sean Connery and Natalie Wood.It was directed by Ronald Neame from a screenplay by Edmund H. North and Stanley Mann, which was inspired by a 1967 MIT report Project Icarus. The movie co-stars Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Martin Landau, Trevor Howard, Joseph Campanella, Richard Dysart and Henry Fonda. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound. Many elements of the movie's plot were used in the films Armageddon (1998) and Deep Impact (1998).