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I’ve got to admit that I was one of the few to favour the Channing Tatum/ Jamie Foxx Die-Hard-In-The-White-House movie White House Down over Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen, but the latter was the clear winner and the biggest hits with fans upon its release. So much so that a sequel to the film is set to arrive in cinemas this October. Gerard Butler returns in the lead role, alongside a strong supporting cast in Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Charlotte Riley and Angela Bassett.
We’ve just received two new posters for the England-set action-epic, titled London Has Fallen, which you can see below. First up, the synopsis.
The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. But what starts out »
- Paul Heath
Focus Features/Gramercy Pictures
The 2013 showdown between movies about a former soldier saving the President from terrorists in the White House was an unexpected, oddly hard fought one. Although the victor in terms of box office gross was Roland Emmerich’s White House Down with $205.4 million, it did so on a $150 million budget, making Olympus Has Fallen’s $161 million on half the upfront cost the real success.
And so it is that London Has Fallen will arrive in October 2015, with Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman all returning for some more explosive action under the eye of Swedish director Babak Najafi. The film sees President Asher and Mike Banning in London for the funeral of the Prime Minister, who died under mysterious circumstances that no doubt tie into the inevitable destruction.
Two new posters for the film, giving a tease of the level of destruction that’ll be levelled on the British capital, »
- Alex Leadbeater
THR reports that Sony Pictures Classics has snagged North American rights to "Truth," starring Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as his producer, Mary Mapes, whose 2005 memoir "Truth and Duty" serves as the basis for this film. "Truth" centers on the firestorm that broke out in September 2004 when the former CBS Evening News anchor made libelous claims that President Bush received special treatment during his Air National Guard tenure in Vietnam. The authenticity of Rather's sources was called into question, Mapes was swiftly fired and Rather resigned in 2005. Elisabeth Moss, Topher Grace and Dennis Quaid also appear in "Truth," the directorial debut of "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "White House Down" screenwriter James Vanderbilt. Brad Fischer, William Sherak, Vanderbilt and Mikkel Bondesen produce with Brett Ratner, Doug Mankoff and Andy Spaulding, and Mythology Entertainment. Sony Pictures Classics has »
- Ryan Lattanzio
I'm a fan of the Underworld franchise, though not Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, which starred Rhona Mitra rather than franchise centerpiece Kate Beckinsale, though Beckinsale returned for 2012's Underworld Awakening, which wasn't half-bad, and now we learn she's coming on for one more as a fifth film has just been greenlit. Titled Underworld: Next Generation, Beckinsale will return as the werewolf hunting vampire Selene with Anna Foerster set to direct. Foerster is best known as Roland Emmerich's cinematographer on the likes of Anonymous and White House Down and is also attached to direct Source Code 2, though I'm not holding my breath for that film's release. The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter that also says Insurgent star Theo James, who appeared briefly as fellow vampire David in Awakening, will reprise his role though James was asked about the possibility of returning earlier this year and told Digital Spy, »
- Brad Brevet
The fifth movie in the Underworld franchise is moving forward with a new director brougth on board and Kate Beckinsale signed on to reprise her role as the ass-kicking vampire Selene. Come inside to learn more.
If you were wondering what was up with the Underworld franchise, the action series focused on the war between vampires and werewolves, then you're in luck! It's been announced (thanks to THR) that Anna Foerster has been hired to direct the next film in the series, tentatively called Underworld 5.
Directing the movie is Anna Foerster, who has done second-unit work and was Roland Emmerich’s right-hand woman as the director of photography on such movies as The Day After Tomorrow and White House Down. This is the first time that a woman is directing the female-led action-horror franchise.
The story is already complete and ready to shoot, though it's been kept fairly quiet for now, »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment are the makers behind the series, with the fifth film seeing the return of Beckinsale as Selene, the vampire death dealer caught in the midst of a long-standing war between vampires and Lycans. Anna Foerster, director of photography on White House Down, is set to direct the new instalment.
Underworld was released in 2003, followed by Underworld: Evolution in 2006, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans in 2009 and, most recently, Underworld: Awakening in 2012. All four films have grossed over $458 million at the worldwide box office.
- Scott J. Davis
Beckinsale is set to reprise her role of the vampiress Selene, who she's played in every film since the series's debut in 2003. The flicks revolve around warring factions of vampires and werewolves.
A director for the as-yet-untitled fifth film has also been announced: Anna Foerster will take the reins, marking the first time that a woman has helmed an installment in the franchise. Foerster previously served as director of photography on Roland Emmerich flicks "The Day After Tomorrow" and "White House Down," and has also directed several episodes of Starz series "Outlander."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this new "Underworld" film will "focus on a new and younger generation of vampires and werewolves who are locked in a seemingly never-ending battle between supernatural races." "Divergent" star Theo James, who had a small role in 2012's "Underworld: Awakening, »
- Katie Roberts
Kate Beckinsale is returning to the hit horror franchise that she helped create. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Beckinsale has joined the cast of the fifth Underworld movie (as her character Selene), which is being directed by Anna Foerster, a former Director of Photography who has worked on projects like White House Down and Anonymous.
No further details were available. »
- Paul Heath
It's official! Kate Beckinsale is returning to the Underworld franchise. Earlier today, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the talented actress has officially signed on to return in the yet-to-be titled Underworld 5 for her fourth go-round as the vampire Selene. She's joined by Theo James (Divergent), who is expected to reprise his role from Underworld: Awakening. No word yet on Beckinsale's other former co-stars Scott Speedman (The Captive), who played love interest Michael Corvin, and India Eisley (The Secret Life Of The American Teenager), who played daughter Eve. Additionally, Anna Foerster has signed on to direct the upcoming fifth installment, making her the first female director to helm a film in the long-running female-led action/horror series. Foerster has previously done second-unit work and has served as Roland Emmerich's director of photography on The Day After Tomorrow and White House Down. The film, which is a joint production between Lakeshore Entertainment & Screen Gems, »
Actress Kate Beckinsale has finalized a deal to return as the vampire Selene in Lakeshore Entertainment and Screen Gems' new Underworld 5. We last reported on the Underworld 5 back in September, when Underworld Awakening star Theo James signed on to reprise his role as David, although, at the time, it wasn't believed that Kate Beckinsale would be back as Selene. Our earlier report also revealed that the production was seeking two actresses to play brand new female characters.
The sequel has also brought on director Anna Foerster, who will make her feature debut. She previously served as a second unit director for Roland Emmerich's The Day After Tomorrow and 2012, and she also served as his director of photography on 2013's White House Down. She has also directed episodes of Starz's Outlander and CBS' Madam Secretary.
There goes Big Ben. Considering the results of the election in the UK today, it's a particularly perfect time for Focus Features to drop this poster for London Has Fallen. This sequel to Olympus Has Fallen is not the Roland Emmerich one (that was White House Down), instead it's the one with Gerard Butler. Who, believe it or not, is back for this sequel being directed by Babak Najafi. The massive cast includes: Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Charlotte Riley, Sean O’Bryan, Alon Aboutboul and Waleed Zuaiter. None of them are seen on this poster, because it's just a shot of the Big Ben clocktower being blown out. I guess we'll find out who did this later? Here's the first teaser poster for Babak Najafi's London Has Fallen, provided directly by Focus Features: The sequel to the »
- Alex Billington
There were two “Die Hard in the White House” movies in 2013: Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down. Sadly, it’s the former—which is more self-serious and therefore more disturbing—that’s getting the sequel. Focus Features has now released the first London Has Fallen poster, and unsurprisingly, it highlights the destruction on a major monument. Specifically, Big Ben is being blown out in this international teaser poster, but you can see that the rest of London is burning in the background. It will be interesting to see what others tourist destinations will be destroyed: London Bridge? Buckingham Palace? Piccadilly Circus? By the way, this isn’t me joking. This is literally from the original plot synopsis [emphasis mine]: However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, »
- Matt Goldberg
A few years ago, two Presidential action movies were released. While White House Down seemed to have the better budget behind it, Olympus Has Fallen had the benefit of opening months earlier in theaters. A modest hit, it was successful enough to warrant an internationally set sequel that takes the political explosions across the pond. While we have yet to see a trailer for London Has Fallen, the newly released international teaser poster comes just as England completes one of the most »
- Alex Maidy
Apparently the first look at the upcoming Point Break remake from director Ericson Core was shown during CinemaCon down in Las Vegas yesterday and with that comes the first looks at Luke Bracey and Edgar Ramirez in the film playing FBI agent Johnny Utah and extreme sports enthusiast and criminal Bodhi respectively. The duo are playing roles made popular by Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 film, and for many this remake is completely unnecessary, but it's set to arrive on December 25 nonetheless. One week after Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, which is to say... we'll see how this turns out. This updated version will follow a similar premise as the first as a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill seeking elite athletes, led by the charismatic Bodhi (Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a string »
- Brad Brevet
Can WB still use Brainiac in Justice League: Part One after Avengers: Age of Ultron? On May 01, 2015, a maniacal robot threatens the Earth and only The Avengers can stop him....On November 17, 2017, a maniacal robot threatens the Earth and only the Justice League can stop him. The Warriors and The Wanderers (1979). Volcano and Dante's Peak (1997). Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down (2013) - Hollywood's list of "Twin Films" is actually quite extensive. Almost every year, it seems that there's a race between two different studios to release films with similar plots. While not quite "twins", with Marvel Studios releasing Avengers: Age of Ultron later this year (May 1, 2015) does that mean Justice League: Part One (November 17, 2017) would be better off not using Brainiac? Bigger threat? Ultron's drone army or Brainiac's planet destroying ship? If Marvel uses a maniacal, mechanical menace for it's superhero team-up film, »
With the May shooting date fast approaching, Roland Emmerich has announced two more cast members joining Independence Day 2, with Joey King (Oz The Great and Powerful, White House Down) coming onboard along with another face from the past, Brent Spiner (known to an entire generation of sci-fi fans as Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation), returning as Area 51 scientist, Dr. Brackish Okun. King's arrival brings the number of newcomers up to five, along with Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Charlotte Gainsborough, and Travis Tope, while Spiner joins fellow old guard Vivica A. Fox and Jeff Goldblum, with the possibility of Bill Pullman joining as well. Independence Day 2 is set to hit the big screen 24th June 2016. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
London — TV series “Dark Matter” is going global on Syfy following its U.S. premiere on the channel on June 12.
It will air on Syfy in 86 countries, including the U.K., France, Germany, Spain and Australia. Regions where it plays on the channel include Asia, Central Europe and Latin America.
The series is created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie (“Stargate” franchise), based on their graphic novel of the same name, published by Dark Horse Comics. It is produced by Prodigy Pictures (“Lost Girl,” “Xiii”).
The 13 one-hour episodes follow the crew of a derelict spaceship who are awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.
- Leo Barraclough
Madrid — Sony Pictures Television has inked an exclusive, free-to-air first-run feature film deal with powerful Spanish media conglom Atresmedia.
Kicking-off in March, the volume deal will last two years, marking the renewal of a previous agreement both companies closed in 2014. The about-30 movie pact means that the DeAPlaneta-controlled company maintains its longstanding and stable appetite for U.S. fare.
Deal encompasses newest Sony theatrical releases, such as 2015’s robot-themed “Chappie,” or, from 2014, Oscar-winning music drama “Whiplash,” Marvel-produced “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” action-thriller “The Equalizer” and war drama “Fury.”
Under the agreement, Sony will also allow Atresmedia’s channel bouquet to air feature films that bowed in 2013, such as futuristic adventure “After Earth,” hybrid movie “The Smurfs 2,” sci-fi actioner “Elysium,” Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down,” crime actioner “2 Guns” and Tom Hanks vehicle “Captain Phillips,” plus the Minnie Driver-starring mini-series “The Red Tent.”
It continues Atresmedia group’s long-term relationship with Sony, »
- Emiliano De Pablos
Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen managed to emerge as the more capable of two practically-identical films released around the same time. Roland Emmerich, now heading into production on Independence Day 2, rocked up with his explosive jaunt into the same territory for White House Down. Was the deciding factor in which one would earn a sequel down to its leading men? Or was it simply a matter of brains over brawn? Whatever the reason, we’re now months away from a Gerard Butler-led sequel instead of a Channing Tatum one.
Oh, and Fuqua’s out too for the uniquely-titled London Has Fallen. In case the swapped out location didn’t alert you, this time the terrorist target has shifted from the Us to the UK capital. Behind the camera this time is Babak Najafi, who is directing most of the original film’s cast including Gerard Butler as »
- Gem Seddon
Roland Emmerich is entering the awards season fray once more. The filmmaker behind such blockbusters as "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Independence Day" attempted to make a smaller, more serious film with 2011's "Anonymous." That Shakespearean era tale was touted as a possible awards player before it debuted at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival to mostly negative reviews. Any hopes for prestige recognition were quickly dashed. Now, after segueing into more familiar territory with "White House Down," Emmerich is returning with a slightly more personal tale, "Stonewall." Roadside Attractions announced today it had acquired the period drama for a release later this Fall (which pretty much means at least a Toronto debut). "Stonewall" is a fictional drama set around the real events that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City during 1969. The Stonewall Riots found the gay community fighting back in a series of violent protests after »
- Gregory Ellwood
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