FilmDistrict has released the first trailer for Olympus Has Fallen which stars Gerard Butler as a former Secret Service agent who works to prevent a terrorist attack on the White House. Aaron Eckhart plays The President of the United States, and the film also stars Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, and Ashley Judd.
Watch the trailer below:
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 Banning¹s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.
If this film was made during the 90s it would have probably starred Bruce Willis or Harrison Ford. Maybe even Arnie. Not only will Olympus Has Fallen be judged compared to previous films with similar concepts, there’s yet another White House movie on the horizon. In Roland Emmerich’s White House Down we’ll be seeing President Jamie Foxx and Secret Service agent Channing Tatum who also have to fight a group taking over the White House.
Olympus Has Fallen has the release date edge as we’ll be seeing it March 22nd in the US, but as we saw with the Snow White movies last year, being first doesn’t mean much. Without seeing the trailer I think White House Down (due in September) will come out on top simply because the cast is more high-profile and a studio is behind it.