Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman up for London Has Fallen

And yes, fictional U.S. president Aaron Eckhart joins Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman for the sequel to the surprise hit Olympus Has Fallen. Given the title, one can assume our heroes have left the White House for London, England, and not London, Ont.

The flick kicks off with an attack on London during the British prime minister's funeral, which is attended by Butler's U.S. Secret Service agent, the U.S. president (Eckhart) and the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (Freeman).

Some in The Basement didn't like Olympus Has Fallen (talking about YOU Matt Bellamy) but I appreciated it for it's brutal, 80s-style violence and sensibilities. In fact, the whole movie felt like an 80s action flick, so why not give it an 80s-style sequel?

And let's face it, Olympus Has Fallen made $160 million worldwide on a $70-million budget. Bitch made some coin.

No word yet on whether or not director Antoine Fuqua returns for more mayhem. Given he's attached to Denzel Washington's The Equalizer (that in itself is an update of the 80s TV series of the same name) it's highly unlikely.

Source: Variety
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