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20th Century Fox taking the prequel route with their aging Die Hard franchise is clearly a sign of a Hollywood studio behaving like, well a Hollywood studio. If they’d learnt anything in the 27 years since Bruce Willis donned a wife beater to terrorize terrorists it’s that the premise could expand beyond McClane.
Don’t look at me like I’m a crazy person. Take the very core – a protagonist going up against several adversaries in a restricted space and have every entry involve different characters. Taking credit for this “revolutionary”idea would be lucrative but wouldn’t be just especially since many others have already found success with this idea.
Wesley Snipes went from promising actor in Spike Lee movies to a full blown action star with “Passenger 57” aka Die Hard on a plane. Steven Segal, already a bonfire action hero, had his then biggest hit with “Under Siege” aka Die Hard on a naval ship. Even teen heartthrob Keane Reeves was finally seen capable of handling adult roles with “Speed” aka Die Hard on a bus.
London Has Fallen sees Butler doing his best John McClane as he is forced to go on the run in foggy London Town to keep the president safe from wave after wave of terrorists who want nothing more than to get their hands on America’s Commander in Chief. But our friends in the U.K. are certainly taking a beating as well. Watch the first London Has Fallen trailer after the jump.
Here’s the first trailer for London Has Fallen from Fandango:
As much as I enjoyed “Olympus…”, and I did a great deal, I feel the idea of shifting locations for a sequel is just lazy. Also expanding the scope of the action is a misstep they could’ve avoided had they learnt anything from the Die Hard series.
Would it have been so difficult to set the plot in the Pentagon or some other US landmark? Maybe the filmmakers are keeping some surprises out of the trailers. Maybe in the final act Gerard Butler’s kickass agent Mike Banning is rescued by the President (Aaron Eckhart)? Too much to ask?
|Producers||:||Gerard Butler, Mark Gill, Danny Lerner, Matt O’Toole, Alan Siegel,Les Weldon|
|Screenplay||:||Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Chad St. John, Christian Gudegast|
|Cast||:||Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman|
|Website||:||London Has Fallen Facebook page|
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|London Has Fallen Hong Kong Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|London Has Fallen Indonesia Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|London Has Fallen Malaysia Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|London Has Fallen Philippines Release Date||:||9 March 2016|
|London Has Fallen Singapore Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|London Has Fallen UK Release Date||:||4 March 2016|
|London Has Fallen USA Release Date||:||4 March 2016|
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After the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral 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 (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States.