Remember last year when there were two competing White House-under-siege movies? Of course you do. One was a major summer release directed by Roland Emmerich entitled White House Down, and the other was the lesser marketed Olympus Has Fallen, directed by Antoine Fuqua. Well, in a surprising turn of events, one of those movies is getting a sequel, and it’s not the one that had all the marketing power of a major summer blockbuster.
The Wrap has revealed that Focus Features has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to London Has Fallen, a follow-up to the Gerard Butler-starring action/thriller. The film is currently scheduled for an October 2nd, 2015 release and is in search of a new director, since Antoine Fuqua has decided not to helm the follow-up.
Olympus Has Fallen was arguably the biggest ’80s action throwback of the year when it came out, something that was greatly magnified thanks to its highly deserved R rating.
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