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27 March 2013  |  Written by James White  

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Old habits: they really do die hard, eh? Take Roland Emmerich, who stepped away from destroying countries in every film to make Anonymous, in which the only thing really detonated was William Shakespeare’s creative reputation. Now he’s back firmly in chaos central with the new action thriller White House Down. The trailer has arrived for your eyeball perusement below.

White House Down is set, as the title suggests in the US capital, where on a seemingly normal day police officer John Cale (Channing Tatum) is escorting his daughter Emily (Joey King) on a tour of the titular building.

Unfortunately for the Cale family outing, that’s the day old tensions bubble to the surface and a man named Stenz (Jason Clarke) unleashes terror by blowing up chunks of the Capitol Building and the surrounding area. It turns out that that’s all a distraction for an invasion of the White House itself, where Secret Service agents (Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Woods) must protect the President (Jamie Foxx). And who should get caught up in it? Why, John Cale!

Talking of things that die hard, There’s a definite John McClane feeling to the footage, especially with Tatum as a regular guy cop dealing with extraordinary situations and, as with the new poster available courtesy of Moviefone below, wandering around in a grubby vest. Fingers crossed it lives up to that idea.

James Vanderbilt wrote the script and the cast also features Richard Jenkins, Jimmi Simpson, Lance Reddick and Rachelle Lefevre. White House Down is out on September 6 and you can see three earlier teaser posters right here.

Emmerich, meanwhile, seems confident that the Independence Day sequels will happen. Head here to see what he had to say...


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White vest...really??
Worlds most unwise decision to put Channing Tatum in a white vest, it would be like putting a loner with no name in a quilted scorpion jacket, never open your film up to any comparisons that its going to look vastly inferior to. More

Posted by jordieb at 20:11 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: It started out looking really interesting...
L: Porter ...but as the trailer played out, you could see the trademark Emmerich nonsense taking shape. Was that CT's daughter he was hugging? I wonder if they've got father/neglected-daughter issues to resolve cos she doesn't understand how important and time-consuming daddy's job is until he saves the world in front of her? That'd be original. Also, poor old Jamie Foxx -- looks like he's been lumbered with the honest-but-dumb-ass-and-in-the-dark POTUS role, ala Bill Pullman etc. All More

Posted by doubtlesswonder at 19:16 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

It started like any other day?
How often does a man take his daughter on a tour of the white house? doesn't sound much like an everyday sort of occurance to me. I do quite like the look of this film, but I can't help feeling that i'll be watching it wishing that Channing Tatum was Bruce Willis or rather that John Cale was actually John Mclane. Seems perfectly plausible to me that John Mclane would be a the white house, more than it did him going to mother Russia to get his son out of some scrape. More

Posted by circuit at 18:52 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

'It started like any other day?'
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Posted by circuit at 18:47 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

Whatever next!
Black Hawk Down White House Down TOYS-R-US DOWN........NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO More

Posted by klepto4 at 18:45 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

I'd watch this
plus it looks fun and a time killer on a Saturday afternoon. No doubt the great American hero has to win, blagh, blagh, blagh... I dread the new Independence Day films, oh gawd no! More

Posted by nybras at 15:17 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: It started out looking really interesting...
Why can not I find any trailer on google? More

Posted by rian88 at 10:49 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

It started out looking really interesting...
...but as the trailer played out, you could see the trademark Emmerich nonsense taking shape. Was that CT's daughter he was hugging? I wonder if they've got father/neglected-daughter issues to resolve cos she doesn't understand how important and time-consuming daddy's job is until he saves the world in front of her? That'd be original. Also, poor old Jamie Foxx -- looks like he's been lumbered with the honest-but-dumb-ass-and-in-the-dark POTUS role, ala Bill Pullman etc. All we need now is a loy More

Posted by Porter at 10:11 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

Now before I start...
Can I just say I'm NO fan of Roland Emmerich's bloated, loud and formulaic directing style but...how good a trailer was that?! This genuinely looks like an exciting action movie and Channing Tatum is proving himself to be one helluva versatile actor - action, thriller, drama, comedy, rom-com, etc. I was a bit sceptical about the wife beater but its surely a respectful reference right?! Nothing wrong with a nod to the greatest action movie ever made - Die Hard. Bring it on!!! More

Posted by Maca007 at 09:33 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

Betcha it will out gross Olympus Has Fallen
You're probably right Madhava that this will be over blown compared to OHS but it looks choc full of "fuck,yeah" moments and the Yanks love "fuck, yeah" moments. Plus it has got the draw of current top poster boy, Chaning Tatum so I'm certain it will be the highest grossing, White House trashing movie of this year. More

Posted by Brother L at 09:27 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

Bit of a rip-off
Vince Flynn must be fuming, Transfer of Power came out almost a decade ago, telling the same story. When will we get a Mitch Rapp film? More

Posted by ovverbruv at 08:00 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

John McCale is wearing a vest in...
...Die Hard 6: White House Has Fallen Down. More

Posted by garymakin at 04:39 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post

Olympus Has Fallen FTW
Saw Olympus Has Fallen and it was a taut, tense, atmospheric thriller. In comparison, White House Down looks like a ridiculous, overblown, vapid, Michael Bay-esque flopbuster. Coming a couple of months after Olympus, I don't think this will be received so well. More

Posted by Madhava at 02:58 on 27 March 2013 | Report This Post


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