2013 saw the release of two White House-oriented action flicks. The first was a balls-to-the-wall R-rated slice of Heaven, titled Olympus Has Fallen and it starred Gerard Butler as a throat-ripping, face-punching all-around bad ass. Also, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart.
The second was Roland Emmerich‘s PG-13-rated safe and boring White House Down, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.
Surprisingly, the cheaply made R-rated flick ended up making way more money, because it kicked some major ass and then some.
Olympus Has Fallen is the kind of R-rated action movie that the later Die Hard entries should have been. And now we’re getting more.
Yeah, that’s right; We’ve got confirmation that a sequel is being worked on by the original writers and it will bring back the core three cast members, plus a few others. It’s going to be titled London Has Fallen and one can only imagine what it will be about.
No director has been confirmed, but I sure hope they land someone good and someone willing to throw caution out the window in exchange for a bloody good time.
Expect this film to kick off production in May, for a release of sometime in 2015.
Source : Screen Daily