The British capital descends into chaos in today’s first TV spot for Babak Najafi’s action-packed sequel, London Has Fallen.
That’s right, London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady, and there’s only one man that can prevent all-out chaos: Gerard Butler’s hardboiled secret agent Mike Banning. Just when Banning though he had brought an end to global chaos in 2013 sleeper hit Olympus Has Fallen, Najafi’s follow-up shifts gears to take the threat of terrorism across the pond and, specifically, into the heart of England.
While there’s not much in the way of story included in today’s brief spot, London Has Fallen opens at a time when world leaders descend on the British capital to attend the funeral of the late British prime minister. Bringing together the most powerful people on the planet, the event soon becomes a hotbed for terrorist activity, and it isn’t long before those famous monuments – London Eye, Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament – are blown to kingdom come.
But putting aside the thrills and spills, can London Has Fallen emulate the success of its predecessor – $161 million worldwide – when it touches down in theaters next month? Time will tell.
Also starring Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett (Rainbow Six Siege), Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Charlotte Riley, Sean O’Bryan, Alon Aboutboul and Waleed Zuaiter, London Has Fallen opens on March 4.
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.