Focus Features has released the first London Has Fallen image, and while it doesn’t show Gerard Butler stabbing a guy in the head, it does have him protecting the Underground. In the upcoming film, terrorists are out to destroy the world’s leaders, the British capital, and basically ruin everything because that’s how terrorists do. Now it’s up to ‘Merica to save the day as the President (Aaron Eckhart) and his Secret Service head (Butler) come to the rescue.
If the original movie hadn’t been so uncomfortably serious, I might be excited as the prospect of some dumb fun, but I’m bracing myself for more of the same, although Butler tells Empire “You get to do a lot of really badass action, but it’s got its tongue firmly in its cheek.”
Check out the image below. The film opens October 2nd in the U.K. and January 22nd in the U.S., and also stars Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Robert Forster, Sean O’Bryan, Radha Mitchell, Jackie Earle Haley, Alon Aboutboul, Charlotte Riley, and Waleed Zuaiter. For more on London Has Fallen, click here.
Image via Empire.
Here’s the official synopsis:
The sequel to the worldwide smash hit “Olympus Has Fallen,” a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States.