Machinima has premiered a new and extended clip for London Has Fallen, welcoming back Gerard Butler in the role of Mike Banning, the skilled super agent that just can’t catch a break.
Taking the reins from Antoine Fuqua is series newcomer Babak Najafi, who steps behind the lens to direct. But if you’re concerned that the gleefully over-the-top tone would be lost in the creative changeover, today’s riotous clip ought to put any of those early fears to bed. Even as the city’s monuments come crumbling down – you name it, London Eye, Tower Bridge and even the Houses of Parliament are all blown to smithereens – the bullets and one-liners continue to whizz by.
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Back in 2013, White House Down may have won the battle – narrowly beating Fuqua’s sleeper hit with a box office haul of $205 million – but Olympus Has Fallen won the war, and Gramercy Pictures’ soon-to-be-released action sequel brings that war to British shores.
It’s now due for release on March 4, when London Has Fallen will see the British capital descend into chaos. Alon Moni Aboutboul, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Sean O’Bryan, Charlotte Riley and Waleed Zuaiter complete the ensemble.
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.