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'Olympus Has Fallen' Gets Sequel 'London Has Fallen,' Whole Cast To Return

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 29, 2013 4:17 PM
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Olympus Has Fallen Gerard Butler Aaron Eckhart

If this is a joke, it's the best one we've heard all day. If it's real ... God help us all. And sadly, this one is legit, so get ready folks, there is more nefarious anti-government plotting afoot, and there's only one man who can stop him ... 

Gerard Butler! That's right, the man who led "Olympus Has Fallen" this spring to a rather surprising $161 million worldwide (not bad for something on a $70 million budget, and a better ROI than the $204 million haul versus $150 million budget of "White House Down") is back for "London Has Fallen." LOL, OMG. Even better (worse?), Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and Radha Mitchell will return too, with everyone reprising their respective roles. So what, pray tell, is the plot? Well, it won't be the president in danger this time.

Instead, the story will find the president stepping in to save the day after terrorists plan to strike the funeral of the British Prime Minister, so everyone from the last movie will have to totally be Team America and save the day. Hooray! Dumb? Or dumb fun? We'll see what original screenwriters Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger cook up.

The project, perhaps not surprisingly, is set up at the new Focus Features, which is headed by the old FilmDistrict honcho Peter Schlessel, who distributed 'Olympus' so there you go. Production starts next May, but a director still needs to be found. [Screendaily]

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  • j | October 30, 2013 10:20 AMReply

    Doubly depressing as the first movie announced from the new Focus. Sigh.

  • james | October 29, 2013 9:04 PMReply

    aaron eckhart is the worst actor on earth. laughable as "the president".

  • Washington | October 29, 2013 5:41 PMReply

    White House is MT OLYMPUS the city of london is just london.

  • thislalife | October 29, 2013 5:33 PMReply

    As long as they keep Butler completely psychologically disturbed I'm up for it.

  • Asker | October 29, 2013 4:22 PMReply

    Despite being super DUMB, Olympus Has Fallen was an awesome action film. And between this and White House Down, I'd much rather see this one get a sequel.

  • JD | October 29, 2013 4:36 PM

    I'm the same ASKER. Saw both and thought that Olympus was a better film in terms of action. Was like an 80s action film.

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