Olympus Has Fallen

(2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning¹s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) directs an all-star cast featuring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Ashley Judd, and Rick Yune.

‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Sequel Announced for October 2015

‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Sequel Announced for October 2015

Focus Features has acquired US distribution rights to London Has Fallen, the sequel of the 2013 box office hit Olympus Has Fallen. Star Gerard Butler will return for the sequel written by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt and Christian Gudegast. The film is being produced by Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel, Mark Gill, and Matt O'Toole. Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, Christine Crow, and Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel will executive produce. Focus Features plans to release the film nationwide on October 2, 2015.

Olympus Has Fallen was released on March 22, 2013 by FilmDistrict, the U.S. distributor led by Peter Schlessel prior to him being named CEO of Focus Features. The film earned over $98.9 million at the domestic box office.

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Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman Return for ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Sequel

Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman Return for ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Sequel

Millennium Films and Focus Features are teaming up for a sequel to this spring's Olympus Has Fallen entitled London Has Fallen, with Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman reprising their roles from the original.

The story takes the action to London, where U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) attends the funeral of the British Prime Minister with his Secret Service head Mike Banning (Gerard Butler). 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.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Interviews with Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Interviews with Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart

Antoine Fuqua has made quite a career out of directing gritty, intensely violent thrillers. Olympus Has Fallen makes his other films, like Training Day and Brooklyn's Finest, look like after school specials. Gerard Butler is ferocious as a disgraced Secret Service agent trying to rescue the President (Aaron Eckhart) from brutal terrorists. I think most audiences are going to be very surprised by how visceral this film is. We recently caught up with the cast and crew for some exclusive interviews. Watch as Antoine Fuqua comments on his no-holds barred take on the material. Gerard Butler discusses the rawness of hand-to-hand combat, and the loss of his high pitch because of a loose bone in his throat. The entire ensemble praises their director's vision, and each other in keeping things light after shooting such stressful scenes. Here's our exclusive chat with Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune, Angela Bassett and director Antoine Fuqua.

Olympus Has Fallen was released March 22nd, 2013.

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

Director Antoine Fuqua and stars Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, and Rick Yune discuss Olympus Has Fallen in a brand new behind-the-scenes featurette. The filmmaker discusses Gerard Butler's intensive fight training, designed to make the hand-to-hand combat scenes look and feel as natural and real as possible in this upcoming action-thriller about a Secret Service agent trying to thwart a highly-organized attack on the White House.

Olympus Has Fallen was released March 22nd, 2013.

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Angela Basset Featurette

‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Angela Basset Featurette

A new behind-the-scenes featurette has been unleashed for Olympus Has Fallen, which focuses on actress Angela Bassett and her character Lynn Jacobs, director of the secret service.

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning¹s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger crisis.

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ 'Shootout' Red Band Clip

‘Olympus Has Fallen’ 'Shootout' Red Band Clip

A diversion, precise planning, and a lot of firepower is all it takes to breach the seemingly inpenetrable White House security in this extended red band clip from Olympus Has Fallen. Gerard Butler portrays the disgraced Secret Service agent Mike Banning, who is at the right place at the wrong time when a highly-trained military group takes over the White House. This scene shows the initial attack, with Mike Banning doing all he can to prevent it.

Olympus Has Fallen was released March 22nd, 2013.

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ TV Spots and Photos with Radha Mitchell

‘Olympus Has Fallen’ TV Spots and Photos with Radha Mitchell

Radha Mitchell's Nurse Leah is at the center of three new photos for Olympus Has Fallen, which arrives along with two new TV spots. Director Antoine Fuqua's action-thriller centers on Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), who used to be a part of the Presidential guard before his fall from grace. When the President (Aaron Eckhart) is taken hostage during a siege on the White House, Banning must spring into action to save and eliminate this hostile threat to national security.

Olympus Has Fallen was released March 22nd, 2013.

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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Hi-Res Photo Gallery

‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Hi-Res Photo Gallery

FilmDistrict has unveiled a hi-res photo gallery for Olympus Has Fallen, director Antoine Fuqua's upcoming action-thriller about a White House under siege. Gerard Butler portrays a disgraced Secret Service agent, who is forced to spring back into action when a terrorist group seizes the President (Aaron Eckhart). Take a look at these new photos featuring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Robert Forster, Angela Bassett, and Rick Yune.

Olympus Has Fallen was released March 22nd, 2013.

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