If Gerard Butler’s Mike Banning was planning a well-deserved holiday anytime soon, he ought to cancel it. Called out of semi-retirement to save the day once more, our grizzled protagonist returns to the fray in the first trailer for London Has Fallen, which ramps up the B-movie action to 11.
After going toe-to-toe with White House Down in 2013, Antoine Fuqua’s modest-budget, (relatively) high-profit blockbuster earned the nod for a sequel ahead of its like-minded counterpart. Fast forward by two years, and after persevering through a pair of delays, the follow-up – which sees Babak Najafi supplant Fuqua in the director’s chair – will call upon Butler’s old-school hero Mike Banning once more. When a terrorist attack brings to English capital to its knees, our covert operative uncovers a deadly ploy to assassinate a series of world leaders.
All of this comes to a head when the British Prime Minister passes away, uniting some of the most powerful men and women from across the globe under one roof, which evolves into an opportune window for a sadistic terrorist to exact their world-shaking plan. Starring opposite Butler are faces both old and new, including Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Charlotte Riley, Sean O’Bryan, Alon Aboutboul and Waleed Zuaiter.
Written by Creighton Rothenberger, London Has Fallen will be dragged kicking and screaming into theaters on March 4, 2016.
London Has Fallen begins after the British Prime Minister passes away. His funeral then 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 (Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head, and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.