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‘London Has Fallen’ Trailer: Gerard Butler Is Back to Save the World

‘London Has Fallen’ Trailer: Gerard Butler Is Back to Save the World

Following the immense success of the 2013 action hit Olympus Has Fallen, Lionsgate is proud to present the first teaser trailer for the heart-pounding sequel London Has Fallen. Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman are all back in this sneak peek. Short yet sweet, this footage perfectly sets up a new chapter in the thrilling franchise, which arrives as a reminder of why you loved the first movie so much, followed by 40 seconds of explosions.

London Has Fallen begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable Secret Service head, and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.

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‘London Has Fallen’ First Look at Gerard Butler in Action

‘London Has Fallen’ First Look at Gerard Butler in Action

When Olympus Has Fallen opened in 2013, no one thought it would go onto launch an action movie franchise. But the thriller caught on with audiences hungry for a good old fashion shoot-em-up yarn in line with Die Hard, giving us a new John McClane in Gerard Butler's secret service agent Mike Banning. Now he is back for a second go at saving the President of the United States with London Has Fallen, which also brings back Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart. Empire shares a first look at the leading man in action.

Mike Banning must once again save the day, this time with help from an M16 agent played by Charlotte Riley. Aaron Eckhart is reprising his role as President Asher, who gets targeted for assassination while attending the London funeral of the Prime Minister. This puts other World Leaders in jeopardy as well. Morgan Freeman is back as Speaker Allan Trumbull, as is Angela Bassett as Secret Service director Lynn Jacobs. Take a look as one bad guy gets a serious ass-whoopin'. Guess he didn't mind the gap!

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Gerard Butler Exits ‘Point Break’ Remake

Gerard Butler Exits ‘Point Break’ Remake

With nearly two months until Alcon's Point Break remake is set to start shooting, the production has hit a big snag, with Gerard Butler dropping out.

The actor signed on in January to star as Bodhi, portrayed by Patrick Swayze in the original Point Break, but a number of factors have lead to his departure. Sources claim that there have been creative differences between the actor and filmmakers, along with scheduling complications that recently arose.

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Gerard Butler to Headline Sci-Fi Adventure ‘Geostorm’

Gerard Butler to Headline Sci-Fi Adventure ‘Geostorm’

Gerard Butler is attached to star in the sci-fi adventure Geostorm, which Dean Devlin is directing. Warner Bros. just closed a deal to distribute the film, which was developed by David Ellison's Skydance Productions.

The story centers on a stubborn and charming satellite designer (Gerard Butler), who is forced to team up with his estranged brother to save the world from a man-made storm, after all the weather satellites begin to malfunction. They must journey into space to save the day, while an assassination plot against the U.S. president unfolds.

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Gerard Butler Is Bodhi in the ‘Point Break’ Remake

Gerard Butler Is Bodhi in the ‘Point Break’ Remake

Gerard Butler is in final talks to join Ericson Core's remake of the classic action thriller Point Break.

Gerard Butler will play Bodhi, masterfully played by Patrick Swayze in the original, an extreme-sports athlete that strives to achieve nirvana through a series of death defying feats. He saves undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah, who brings him into the crime ring. The part of Utah has not cast as of yet.

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Gerard Butler in Talks for ‘Kane & Lynch’

Gerard Butler in Talks for ‘Kane & Lynch’

Gerard Butler is in talks to play Kane in the languishing video game adaptation Kane & Lynch, with Nu Image/Millennium Films issuing an offer to Vin Diesel for the Lynch role. It isn't known if Vin Diesel plans on accepting the offer or not.

The project has been in development since 2007, with Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx once attached to play the title characters. The project fell apart in September 2010, when French director Patrick Alessandrin (District 13 Ultimatum) backed away, causing production to be postponed.

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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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Gerard Butler in Talks for ‘Gods of Egypt’

Gerard Butler in Talks for ‘Gods of Egypt’

Gerard Butler is in talks to star in Summit Entertainment's fantasy adventure Gods of Egypt, alongside Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Written by Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold, Flash Gordon), the story is based on the mythological God of the Desert, Storms and Foreigners, Set (Gerard Butler), who kills his own brother Osiris. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau plays Osiris' son Horus, the God of the Sky, who teams up with a common thief and the Goddess of Love, Hathor, to get revenge for his father's murder.

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