Columbia Pictures has released a new trailer for director Roland Emmerich’s White House Down. The story follows a rejected Secret Service applicant (Channing Tatum) who must save the President (Jamie Foxx) when a heavily-armed paramilitary group takes over the White House. While the first teaser trailer played up the severity of the situation, this full trailer shows that the film has a much lighter tone than we initially thought. It looks to be along the lines of a buddy cop movie, only in this case one half of the team is the President of the United States. As for comparisons to Olympus Has Fallen, whereas the Gerard Butler-fronted actioner was all doom and gloom (and a heavy amount of “dumb”), this new trailer for White House Down makes Emmerich’s take on the same premise look like a whole lot of fun.
Also starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, Jake Weber, Lance Reddick and Jason Clarke, White House Down opens on June 28th. Hit the jump to check out the new trailer, and click here to catch up on Steve’s set visit coverage.
Via Yahoo! Movies.
If you missed any of Steve’s set visit coverage, peruse the links below:
- 35 Things to Know About Roland Emmerich’s WHITE HOUSE DOWN Starring Channing Tatum
- Channing Tatum Talks Working with Roland Emmerich and Jamie Foxx, Doing His Own Stunts, MAGIC MIKE 2, and More on the Set of WHITE HOUSE DOWN
- Director Roland Emmerich Talks Working on an Accelerated Production Schedule, Paying Homage to DIE HARD, & More on the Set of WHITE HOUSE DOWN
- Producer/Composer Harald Kloser Talks Touring the Capitol and White House for Research, Crafting the Score, and More on the Set of WHITE HOUSE DOWN
- Producers Brad Fischer and Reid Carolin Talk Tailoring the Lead Character for Channing Tatum, the Tone, and More on the Set of WHITE HOUSE DOWN
- Production Designer Kirk M. Petruccelli Talks Recreating 65% of the White House, Crafting “The Beast”, and More on the Set of WHITE HOUSE DOWN
Here’s the synopsis for White House Down:
Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.