Or, to be more specific, Gerard Butler has signed on to headline the actioner “Olympus Has Fallen” for Millennium Films. Butler will also produce the film, which will be based on a spec script from first-time screenwriters Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt.
“Olympus Has Fallen” carries the rather ’90s-sounding logline of “‘Die Hard’ in the White House” (you remember, back when everyone was setting their action movies in a “Die Hard” setting?) with Butler playing “a down-on-his-luck ex-Secret Service agent who becomes America’s only hope when 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is taken over by terrorists.”
For the geographically challenged, when they say “1600 Pennsylvania Ave.”, what they mean is the White House. You know, in case you didn’t know that.
“Olympus” won’t get going until Butler finishes up the heist flick “Brilliant”. Until then, I suggest he get back into “300″ shape, cause this sounds like an action-heavy movie, though since the character is supposed to be “down-on-his-luck” I guess he could, theoretically, be a little on the paunchy side.
But then again, who really wants to see that from their action hero?
Via : Variety