The sequel to Olympus Has Fallen has officially been given the green light. And much like Jack Bauer and Kiefer Sutherland are doing with their short-term engagement return to TV with 24… Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart are heading to London.
And guess who else will return? Morgan Freeman, who played the Speaker of the House who took the reins of government in Olympus Has Fallen when Eckhart was taken hostage below the White House.
Where the first film had the White House taken over, we’re suspecting that the prez and his favorite Secret Service Agent (Butler) are in the English capital for the funeral of that country’s Prime Minister when terrorists strike again.
Since our Olympus Has Fallen review lovingly called the film “Die Hard in the White House,” it looks like this film is following that action series’ lead by putting the same man in danger in a different locale. Wonder if Butler will utter one of Bruce Willis' most famous Die Hard quotes: “How can the same thing happen to the same guy twice!”
London Has Fallen is set to begin production May 5, 2014