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Gerard Butler Says London Has Fallen
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29 October 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Screen International

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Though we’re still slightly pinching ourselves to figure out if this is real, the word arrives from Screen International, not some random rumour site, so we’re going to trust it. A sequel to Olympus Has Fallen is in development, Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and more are on to return and it’ll be called London Has Fallen.

In the seemingly endless series of films where London Gets It In The Neck (damn these good tax incentives and excellent production facilities!), Nu Image is putting together a package deal for the new movie ready to tempt buyers at the American Film Market.

This time, the plot will see a terrorist threat to the capital during the funeral of the Prime Minister. Naturally, Eckhart’s President Benjamin Asher, ace Secret Service officer Mike Banning (Butler) and Speaker Trumbull (Freeman) are all present and must now wade in to help. Angela Bassett and Radha Mitchell will show up again too and the producers are looking for someone to play an MI6 agent.

Original writers Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger are back on script duty and shooting is scheduled for May next year. One person who isn’t on board is director Antoine Fuqua, so the producers are already taking meetings with potential replacements. Chalk up another one for the film that won the battle of the White House Action Nonsense Thrillers this year…

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RE: "Snuff politics. You've gotta laugh."
I have watched both Olympus has Fallen and White House Down and although they're both mindless American, cigar chomping, flag waving piles of crap - Olympus has Fallen is far, FAR worse!! Forgetting any politics for a moment and looking at both as just bits of mindless fun, Olympus has Fallen takes itself, way too seriously! The bit where the secretary of state gets her head punched in an attempt by the "terrorists" to get the missile launch codes is one of the most cringe inducing scenes More

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