Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
2013 saw the release of two “Terrorists Take Over the White House Movies” and Olympus Has Fallen was the winner in that particular showdown, outgrossing the glossier and far more expensive White House Down at the box office. Somehow, the trashy and often technically inept Gerard Butler joint is getting a sequel and the movie where Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx have a limo chase on the White House lawn is not. I’m still a little sore about this.
And yet, I do appreciate the B-movie charms of the Olympus Has Fallen and especially enjoy how approximately 64% of the film consists of Butler’s disgraced Secret Service agent wandering dark hallways and stabbing people in the head. There are more head-stabbings per minute in Olympus Has Fallen than another other action movie ever made, which makes the dearth of head-stabbings in these new batch of London Has Fallen clips rather disappointing.
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After saving the president (Aaron Eckhart) from a terrorist infiltration of the White House in Olympus Has Fallen, once-disgraced Presidential guard member Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is now protecting the world leader at every turn as the new head of the Secret Service. But even he may have his work cut out for him when terrorists strike again across the pond.
London Has Fallen sees Butler doing his best John McClane as he is forced to go on the run in foggy London Town to keep the president safe from wave after wave of terrorists who want nothing more than to get their hands on America’s Commander in Chief. But our friends in the U.K. are certainly taking a beating as well. Watch the first London Has Fallen trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
In 2013, two “Die Hard in the White House” movies entered the box office arena. Only one emerged, and it headed straight across the pond. Lionsgate has revealed the first trailer for London Has Fallen, the Olympus Has Fallen sequel once again starring Gerard Butler as Secret Service agent Mike Banning and Aaron Eckhart as the U.S. president he’s sworn to protect.
The two arrive in London to attend the funeral of the British prime minister. But when the event becomes a target for terrorists, they must team with an MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley) to prevent the world as we know it from ending. Watch the first London Has Fallen trailer after the jump. Read More »
Today it was announced that Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen) is set to star in a new high concept action film titled Live!. The exciting thing about the film is it not only takes place in real time but is also being shot in real time. (Although I’m a bit skeptical about that approach; I’m sure they will make use of invisible blended cuts similar to those in Birdman.)
The script, written by Jeremy Drysdale, “tracks disgraced cop, Kyle Penny (Eckhart), on his hunt to rescue Police Commissioner Volk’s kidnapped daughter, trapped somewhere in the city with only 80 minutes to live.” The real-time angle comes in as Penny teams with an online news reporter, who captures a live video feed of the hunt.
Live! will be the directorial feature film debut of award winning second unit action directors/stunt coordinators Darrin Prescott & Wade Allen (John Wick, Insurgent, Drive).
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Posted on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
After narrowly escaping North Korean terrorists in Olympus Has Fallen, Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is back for more world-saving in London Has Fallen. He accompanies the President (Aaron Eckhart) to the funeral of the British Prime Minister, which becomes a target for bad guys who want to take out all the world leaders in one fell swoop. To stop the worst from happening, he must team with an MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley).
Focus Features recently moved London Has Fallen from fall 2015 to early 2016, and it’s taking advantage of that extra time to get started on a marketing campaign. Get your London Has Fallen first look after the jump. Read More »
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Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman return in the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen. This time, they’re over in the UK, as the title London Has Fallen implies.
Just hours after the elections that locked in David Cameron at Downing Street with a new conservative majority government behind him, Focus Features has released a teaser poster for the film featuring big destruction in London. The image explodes Big Ben and promises big action spectacle as a united terrorist organization seizes the (fictional) PM’s funeral as an opportunity to attack gathered world leaders. Read More »
Gerard Butler recently bailed on the Point Break remake in part so he could concentrate on the Olympus Has Fallen sequel. Now that film has a director, as Fredrik Bond (Charlie Countryman) will call the shots on London Has Fallen. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
Tom McCarthy is recently wrapped a fanciful dramedy called The Cobbler, in which Adam Sandler plays a shoe repairman who walk in his customers’ shoes (in the metaphysical sense, not the boring literal one). But now the director is getting ready to head into much darker, heavier fare.
Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Stanley Tucci have entered talks to lead McCarthy’s Spotlight, about the Catholic Church’s child molestation scandal. Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, and Aaron Eckhart are circling other key roles. Hit the jump for all the details.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
The 2014 box office has not been kind so far to Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart. Teller’s That Awkward Moment had a disappointing opening this past weekend, while Eckhart’s I, Frankenstein completely bombed the week before that. But perhaps they’ll fare better when they join forces, with a bit of help from executive producer Martin Scorsese.
The pair are attached to star in Bleed for This, a biopic of boxer Vinny Pazienza being written and directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room, Prime). Teller will star as the athlete, while Eckhart will play his trainer. Learn more about Pazienza’s remarkable story after the jump.
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