Gerard Butler to return for Olympus Has Fallen sequel, London Has Fallen
Story by Jack Foley
GERARD Butler is to reprise his role as Secret Service agent Mike Banning in a sequel to Olympus Has Fallen.
London Has Fallen will also see Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart returning as, respectively, the US president and the Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the action this time around will take place in London, where the three title characters are attending the funeral of the British Prime Minister. It is not yet known what kind of scenario the principles will find themselves in.
The decision to push forward with a sequel follows the surprise box office success of the original, which grossed a better-than-expected $98.9 million in the US and $62.1 million overseas for a worldwide total of $161 million.
However, Antoine Fuqua, who directed Olympus Has Fallen, will not return with the search now on for someone to take up the challenge.
Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger will, however, return as scriptwriters.