Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Look At The Enfield Haunting
Who you gonna Spall?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 January 2015
Amr Waked Heads For Geostorm
Lucy co-star onboard Gerard Butler thriller
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Chasing Mavericks (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Movie 43 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Coriolanus (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Butler Says Olympus Has Fallen
Can he save the White House?

17 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Butler Says Olympus Has Fallen

Spec action script Olympus Has Fallen is generating plenty of heat at the moment. A few days ago, Millennium Films grabbed up the rights to Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt’s work, launching the hunt for a potential star. Call off the hounds! Gerard Butler is now signed on to take the lead.

Olympus sounds like it could be right up Butler’s alley (at least his action side, which often yields more rewarding results than his dabbles in romantic comedy) and also a fun throwback to the days of Die Hard and Air Force One.

He’ll play a down-on-his-luck former Service Agent who – naturally – is the president and America’s only hope when the White House is invaded and taken over by terrorists. We’re hoping the script is chock full of puns for Butler to deliver after he’s taken out a bad guy. US Federal law mandates at least two per screenplay, we believe.

The next step will be to find a director who can stage the fight scenes and is free to shoot the thing in September.

Butler, who last starred in Machine Gun Preacher, has surfing drama Of Men And Mavericks, soccer coach comedy Playing The Field and Movie 43 all awaiting release. He’s next set to shoot heist thriller Brilliant.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

21 Jump Street Sequel Commissioned
Jonah Hill & Michael Bacall back on duty
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Stephen Daldry Talks Trash
The Billy Elliot man on his Rio carnival and training as a clown

Colin Firth And Taron Egerton Talk Kingsman: The Secret Service
Plus Samuel L. Jackson on bad-guy duties

A Brief History Of The Ring
Everything you need to know about the J-horror reboot

The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Five Impressive Oscar Isaac Roles You Didn't Realise Were Oscar Isaac
Welcome to Oscar season...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)