Saturday, 30 August 2014

Fredrik Bond set to direct London Has Fallen

What seemed like an impossible idea before last year's box office victory over fellow terrorism thriller White House Down (2013) is closer to becoming a reality. The Olympus Has Fallen (2013) sequel London Has Fallen has just locked in a director. Fredrik Bond, who last shot Shia LaBeouf drama Charlie Countryman (2013), will marshal the madness.





With Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell and Morgan Freeman all returning as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, US President Benjamin Asher, Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs, Leah Banning and Speaker Trumbull respectively, the sequel's plot will see the characters heading to London to attend the funeral of the Prime Minister.

World leaders from far and wide are in attendance, but it turns out that it's all a dastardly scheme to get them in one place for a mass assassination and a seismic change to the world order. Only Banning, the US President and a distrustful MI6 agent can put a stop to the madness.

Christian Gudegast (A Man Apart) wrote the script for London Has Fallen, building on work by original scribes Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger. Bond, who is making quite a leap from his last film to this one, is looking to start filming the flying bullets in October ready for a planned 2 October 2015 release date.

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