30 Oct – With the success of Antoine Fuqua's "Olympus Has Fallen", Millennium Films has decided to produce and finance the sequel, which will be titled "London Has Fallen".
After holding the President of the United States hostage in a terrorist attack on the White House, the sequel will move to London, with the story now revolving around a plot to strike London during the funeral of the British Prime Minister.
Lead cast members Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and Radha Mitchell will return to reprise their roles in the sequel, but it is highly unlikely that Antoine Fuqua will return to direct as he is busy with the post-production work on film adaptation of "The Equalizer", which stars Denzel Washington.
"Olympus Has Fallen" is said to be more successful over Roland Emmerich's similar White House action film titled "White House Down" due to the former having grossed over USD 161 million with a significantly smaller budget as opposed to the latter.
The screenplay for "London Has Fallen" will be written by Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger, who also worked on the first film. Focus Features will be distributing the film in the US.