Antoine Fuqua is in early talks to direct Olympus Has Fallen for Nu Image/Millennium Entertainment.

Gerard Butler will star in this action thriller about a former secret service agent forced to save the White House from a group of terrorists. The script, written by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, has been described as Die Hard in the White House.

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Nu Image/Millennium Entertainment hopes to move fast on Olympus Has Fallen, as Columbia Pictures also has a similar film in the works titled White House Down, which Roland Emmerich is eyeing to direct.

Nu Image/Millennium Entertainment is set to start principle photography this June if all goes according to plan.