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Babak Najafi to Direct 'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel

11:55 AM 9/30/2014 by Binh Ngo
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Scandinavian helmer Babak Najafi has come on board to direct the Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen, THR has learned. He is replacing Fredrik Bond who has dropped out of the project nearly two weeks ago over "creative differences."

LONDON HAS FALLEN Gets New Director in Babak Najafi The Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen now has a new director, and in the nick of time too.  Charlie Countryman helmer Fredrik Bond was previously set to direct after Olympus helmer Antoine Fuqua declined the opportunity over creative differences, but Bond subsequently left the project over a week ago when he felt the time crunch was just too intense.  Millennium and star Gerard Butler began scrambling to find a replacement with production set to begin next month, but when Butler wasn’t liking many of the choices, he started considering leaving the project altogether.  That won’t be h

'Charlie Countryman' Helmer to Direct 'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel

12:37 PM 8/19/2014 by Binh Ngo
Olympus Has Fallen
Fredrik Bond, the Charlie Countryman helmer, has been tapped to direct London Has Fallen, the sequel to 2013's action-thriller Olympus Has Fallen, THR has learned. The first movie took place at the White House, but as the title suggests, the action will now shift over to London, where the President of the United States is attending the funeral of a British prime minister who has died under mysterious circumstances.

London Has Fallen

Posted August 19th, 2014 by Binh Ngo


Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish in Talks to Join Gerard Butler in 'Geostorm' (Exclusive) – Ed Harris and Andy Garcia are also in negotiations to join the sci-fi adventure from Warner Bros. and Skydance. 40 weeks 16 hours ago via jackiechan

New Synopsis For Gods Of Egypt, Starring Gerard Butler – Historical epics are sometimes terrific (Gladiator) and sometimes terrible (Pompeii), but I always look forward to seeing them, if just for the thrilling visuals and intriguing costuming. In 2o16, we’ll be treated to yet another action adventure deeply rooted in the past with Gods of Egypt, from I, Robot and Knowing director Alex Proyas (pictured above). 48 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee

Watch an exclusive How to Train Your Dragon 2 featurette In case you hadn't realised yet, we're a bit excited about How to Train Your Dragon 2. If our glowing review didn't convince you enough, then we'll just let the cast themselves do the talking. Our exclusive video featurette has Cate Blanchett, Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler and more raving about how the dragon-y sequel expands upon the original. Watch the below and then let us know what you think in the comments! How to Train Your Dragon opens in UK cinemas 11 July 2014.


Edgar Ramirez in Negotiations to Replace Gerard Butler in ‘Point Break’ Remake – Edgar Ramirez is in negotiations to star in Alcon Entertainment's “re-creation” of the classic 1991 action-thriller “Point Break,” it was announced Wednesday by Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Ramirez will play the role of Bodhi, the character made famous by Patrick Swayze in Kathryn Bigelow's original film.

1 year 1 week ago via brucelee

Gerard Butler to Star in ‘Den of Thieves’ (EXCLUSIVE) – Gerard Butler is heading for the bank, starring in Relativity’s heist drama “Den of Thieves.” Christian Gudegast is set to direct from his own script, co-written with Paul Scheuring, in which a legendary bank heist crew decides to rob the Federal Reserve in Los Angeles right under the nose of a rogue sheriff’s deputy. 1 year 1 week ago via brucelee

Gerard Butler Quits 'Point Break' Remake

3:33 PM 5/6/2014 by Jeff Giles
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They wanted him so badly it was like acid in their mouths. But not this time: Gerard Butler has reportedly quit the pending Point Break remake, citing the ever-popular "scheduling conflicts."
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