Roland Emmerich vowed to stop blowing up the world after 2012, but people weren’t that interested when he turned to questioning the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays in Anonymous. So what to do next? Well it appears he’s mulling a dip into thriller territory, as Deadline reports he’s in talks to helm White House Down, based on James Vanderbilt’s (The Amazing Spider-man) script that Sony bought last week for over $3 million.
It’s one of the biggest spec script sales of the last couple of years and so Sony is keen to lock in a director and get moving as soon as they can.
Emmerich has blown up the White House a few times, but this time he’ll be going more Die Hard, as the script focusses on a paramilitary takeover of the famous building. It’s not as overblown as 2012 or as overly-dramatic as Anonymous, so let’s hope it works out for Emmerich.