The White House is gonna be in trouble at cinemas next year, as two movies are in the works that see terrorists taking over the President’s house and Secret Service agents having to take it back. Now Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen has got its US President, as Variety reports that Aaron Eckhart has signed up to play the role.
The film centres on Gerard Butler’s former Secret Service agent who tries to save the White House after terrorists attack the presidential residence. The plot has been described as Die Hard in the White House. The movie is quite similar to Roland Emmerich’s White House Down, which is also racing into production with Jamie Foxx as the President and Channing Tatum as the Secret Service Agent who must take the White House back.
Both movies will shoot later this year for release in 2013.