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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ sequel set for Oct. 2, 2015

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Domestic distribution rights for the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen has been picked up by Focus Features and they have set a U.S. release date of Oct. 2, 2015. The sequel has been titled London Has Fallen.

Variety reported that the main competition on that date is from Fox with their release of Frankenstein. Gerard Butler will be returning for the sequel but the director has not yet been named for London Has Fallen.

Butler will be reprising his role as a U.S. Secret Service agent. The movie will focus on London during an attack upon the funeral for the British prime minister where many world leaders are in attendance. The prime minister died under unexplained circumstances.

Deadline added that the sequel is being written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Christian Gudegast. Butler, Alan Siegel, Mark Gill and Matt O’Toole are on board to produce.

No other plot details or cast has been announced yet for the film.

Olympus Has Fallen was released back in March 2013 by FilmDistrict. The action drama grossed $98.9 million at the domestic box office.

 
 

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