Gerard Butler seems to love signing up for action movies that sound like they’re a little over the top, but might be good fun.That’s certainly true of Olympus Has Fallen, which despite the title won’t take him back into the Greek mythology world of 300, but will have him battling terrorists!
Variety reports that Butler has signed up to playa down-on-his-luck ex-Secret Service agent who ends up having to save the White House from a group of terrorists. The screenplay comes from first-timers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt.
The film is being sold as being in the same vein as Die Hard, which kinda makes sense, as you do get the impression Butler would really love to be an 80s action star, but was born a couple decades too late. Filming is set to begin this September.