- Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Rick Yune, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Dylan McDermott, Robert Forster, Finley Jacobsen, Cole Hauser, Phil Austin, James Ingersoll, Freddy Bosche, Lance Broadway, Sean O'Bryan, Keong Sim, Kevin Moon, Malana Lea, Sam Medina, Josiah D. Lee, Edrick Browne, Sean Boyd, Hunter Burke, Tory Kittles, Shane Land, Shanna Forrestall, Dorothy Deavers, Amber Dawn Landrum, Han Soto, Kenneth Wayne Bradley, Bill Stinchcomb, Darrell L. Connerton, Hamish MacDonald, Lawrence O'Donnell, Rick Chambers
- Director: Antoine Fuqua
- Writers: Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt
- Producers: Gerard Butler, Ed Cathell III, Alan Siegel
- Associate Producer: Danielle Robinson
- Executive Producers: Boaz Davidson, Will French, Mark Gill, Avi Lerner, Heidi Jo Markel, Stephen Roberts, Trevor Short
- Art Direction: Karen Steward
- Costume Design: Doug Hall
- D.O.P.: Conrad W. Hall
- Editor: John Refoua
- Makeup: Chris Bingham
- Music: Trevor Morris
- Production Design: Derek R. Hill
- Set Decoration: Cathy T. Marshall
When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Shreveport, USA
- MPAA Warning: Strong violence and language throughout
- Production Budget: $80 million
- Production Companies: Millennium Films, Nu Image Films, West Coast Film Partners
- Production Schedule: 9 July 2012 - 15 September 2012
2013 Guide Analysis: "Much like last year's duelling "Snow White" pictures, this year sees two films with the same subject matter hit within months of each other. However, while there was a distinct stylistic difference between the "Snow White" films, the differences here are less distinguishable.
'Olympus' is the first out of the gate, Antoine Fuqua's $80 million action thriller sees Gerard Butler as a Secret Service agent pulled into an operation to rescue the U.S. President (Aaron Eckhart) after a team of North Korean operatives infiltrates the White House.
We're two months from release, and yet there is still no serious promotional material available for the film yet, other than a few early posters. Roland Emmerich's rival project, "White House Down" at Sony Pictures, at least has several photos out there. Produced by Millennium and distributed by FilmDistrict, 'Olympus' will ultimately hit the home market through Sony's distribution channels which makes for an interesting little conflict of interest.
'Olympus' has already test screened to a good reaction, so it's essentially ready to go. According to script reviews, the key difference between this and 'Down' is that the latter is more a throwback to late 1980s buddy action-comedies, whereas this is a bit more contemporary and serious in tone. All we are waiting on now is for a trailer to drop."