Many had thought that in this year’s battle of terrorists-taking-over-the-White-House movies, White House Down would beat Olympus Has Fallen, but it was the latter that became the biggest hit, doing so well that a British set sequel is now in the works.
Currently titled London Has Fallen, Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and Radha Mitchell are all set to reprise their roles from the original, according to ScreenDaily.
As the title suggest, the film moves the action from Washington DC to London. US President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) is in the UK to attend the funeral of the British Prime Minister, and has taken his Secret Service head, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), with him. They must team up again to save the day with a British MI6 agent when a terrorist plot unfolds. Angela Bassett and Radha Mitchell are also set to reprise their roles as Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan and Leah.
Olympus Has Fallen writers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt back writing the screenplay. Focus Features is currently seeking a director, as it seems Antoine Fuqua won’t return. Filming will begin on May 5th, 2014.