A trailer has been released for London Has Fallen, the upcoming 2016 sequel to Olympus Has Fallen.
In the first film, a former special forces agent turned bodyguard named Mike Banning (played by Gerard Butler) has to defend the president, Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) when terrorists attack the White House. In this follow up, the pair seem to be on some kind of trip to the United Kingdom, only for more terrorists to show up and blow up more monuments. As you do.
Olympus Has Fallen came off as an intentional throwback to 90s action movies, and the trailer for London Has Fallen seems to be continuing that trend: “IN 2013, OLYMPUS FELL,” we are told between shots of various explosions, with soft piano music in the background. “IN 2016, LONDON WILL FALL.”
Then we get a shot of those silly looking palace guards firing machine guns. Apparently, Jaime Garcia Dias says they are allowed to move after all.
The first movie was directed by Antoine Fuqua, but he will be sitting this one out, handing the role over to Babak Najafi (who previously directed Banshee). The rest of the cast will include Morgan Freeman as the Speaker of the House, Melissa Leo as the Secretary of Defense, and Radha Mitchell as Leah, Mike’s love interest.
London Has Fallen will be in theaters January 22nd, 2016.