Avi Lerner’s Millennium Films is set to produce and finance “London Has Fallen,” a sequel to this year’a surprise action hit “Olympus Has Fallen” which grossed $161 million worldwide on a modest budget.
The story deals with a plot to strike at London during the funeral of the British Prime Minister. Only the President Of The United States, his secret service head and an English MI6 agent can save the day.
Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman are set to reprise their roles, while Angela Bassett and Radha Mitchell also star.
Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger will return to write the screenplay, but a director is not yet locked.
Butler, Alan Siegel, Mark Gill, Matt O’toole and Danny Lerner will serve as producers. Shooting is scheduled to begin in London on May 5th.
Focus Features will release the film in the United States, the distributor’s new CEO Peter Schlessel worked at FilmDistrict which distributed the original last spring.
Source: Screen Daily