[Movies] Olympus Has Fallen Getting A Sequel
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.29.2013
Moving to London...
Screen Daily reports that Nu Image is in talks to develop a sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, called London Has Fallen. Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman would all return for the sequel. Millennium Films will produce along with Alan Siegel and Gerard Butler's G-Base. Focus Features will distribute in the US under incoming CEO Peter Schlessel. FilmDistrict released the original in March.
Shooting will begin on May 5, 2015 in London. The story will see a terrorist attack on the city during the funeral of the British Prime Minister. Only the President of the United States, his secret service head and an English M16 agent can stop them. Angela Bassett and Radha Mitchell will also star.
Butler, Siegel, Mark Gill, Matt O'Toole and Danny Lerner will produce. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson and Christine Crow will executive produce. Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger will return to write the screenplay. A director is being sought.
The first film earned $161 million worldwide, with $62.1 million from international box office and $98.9 million from domestic.