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Watch: Trailer for White House Takeover Movie 'Olympus Has Fallen'

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January 22, 2013
Source: Apple

Olympus Has Fallen Trailer

"The United States of America doesn't negotiate with terrorists!" FilmDistrict has debuted their trailer for their White House takeover action movie (not to be confused with White House Down) called Olympus Has Fallen, which is the Secret Service codename for the building. Aaron Eckhart stars as the President, along with Gerard Butler as basically the John McClane of the story, and Morgan Freeman as the Speaker. It's another Antoine Fuqua action movie with cheesy Hollywood CGI action, but it does look like Die Hard at the White House which is enough to get me to go see it. I just hope it isn't too cheesy in the end. Enjoy!

Watch the first official trailer for Antoine Fuqua's Olympus Has Fallen, in high def via Apple:

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 Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster. Olympus Has Fallen is directed by Antoine Fuqua, of Training Day, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter and Brooklyn's Finest previously. FilmDistrict is releasing in theaters March 22nd this spring. What say you?

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  • Deepak T
    Interesting.. :D
  • Boobookittyfck
    Awesome. First
    • bat0u
      what? first what? the suspense is killing me..........-.-
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josiah-IsEpic-Rizzo/700252634 Josiah IsEpic Rizzo
    Those graphics look incredibly bad and the film doesn't come off as entertaining -- especially compared to the "real" DIE HARD movie coming out next month (which is hopefully better than 4.0) I'll hold out for White House Down.
    • BradBrad92
      Hold out for White House Down if you want an overproduced shit show with no substance. Olympus Has Fallen looks like it’s actually going to be the true Die Hard in a White House.
  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.peloquin.14 Matt Peloquin
    That looks awesome and I love the ethical question the car falling into the water presented. Normally you'd save women and children first in that situation and it would be hard to ignore that in order to save the POTUS.
    • Xerxexx
      But saving the president takes precedent over anything else...sadly...she's hot.
  • me
    any news on when the white house down trailer is coming out
    • http://twitter.com/TheChargerVoom ChargerVoom
      i was about to ask the same thing.
  • shredburn
    Looks line total rip off of vince flynn mitch rapp book transfer of power
    • Cody W
      O man nailed it, I thought Id be the only one who noticed thank you
    • http://www.facebook.com/norbert.korzus Norbert Korzus
      The director and actor were planning to make that movie. I guess when it failed they decided to edit it enough no to get sued and change company
  • Linkfx
    wow. the cgi is definitely not finished yet. but it does look promising as a brainless action film. i'm in.
    • http://twitter.com/EricSHutchison Eric Hutchison
      The CGI is absolutely horrific! This is why I'm such a CGI hater, because unless they spend tons of money on it then it comes out looking like totally FAKE ASS! It's hard to immerse yourself and enjoy a movie when half the action looks like a damn cartoon.
  • http://twitter.com/incarnedine_v Dan Hibiki
    WTF? Two White House invasion movies? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2334879/
  • nathan
    Seriously America WTF? This is like watching every 90's action film with Die Hard strings attached and then you go and throw in Propaganda shit everywhere. The vfx don't even hold up. YUCK. The irony is a Brit is playing the hero in an american bravado film.
    • Guest
      The so called Brit is actually from Scotland.
      • nathan
        Scottish are Brits you donut, Alas they will call themselves Sots but they are British.
    • Xerxexx
      Seriously Nathan WTF? Its a movie. Chill and realize that every nation has these so called "Propaganda" films come out every now and again.
      • nathan
        I know, I know but do we really have to keep going around in circles like this - where is the originality? No one buys this shit.
        • Xerxexx
          Originality died in the 90's. Everything has been done. All we can hope for is that someone comes along and shakes up the formula.
          • Scopedog
            Actually, methinks it kicked the bucket back in the 1950s...but agreed, everything has been done. All one can do is shake up the formula and take familiar things in an unfamiliar direction. (Which reminds me of Tom Sizemore's speech about originality in STRANGE DAYS, but I'm not going to bother to go into that here....)
          • Xerxexx
            Indeed.
        • anon
          there truly is no creativity right now; its as if were in a dark age. the only media that comes out is either a horrible remake that has been done a thousand times or a sequel.
    • Cody W
      Why do you say America? Like the populace has some control over what studios and producers decide to put out....and even though people will go see this you are in a forum full of cinephiles who arent exactly your normal moviegoers so stop yelling at the wrong people.
    • DanTheMan
      Butler isn't British though
  • moviefan
    Can't wait to see it
  • avi
    Fuqua makes great movies and yes it looks like a die hard sequel but who cares! I will have a pleasant time watching it!
  • http://twitter.com/stalkbrandon Brandon V. Fletcher
    Cole Hauser is behind everything. Look at his evil face!! (Most likely his regular face)
  • Fatal Error
    Anytime Antoine Fuqua directs something the CGI looks like ass, why is that?
  • Xerxexx
    So let me get this straight: Radha Mitchell and Cole Hauser are in this movie? I'm seeing it.
    • Scopedog
      Hmmm....toss in a Vin Diesel cameo and you've got a PITCH BLACK reunion right there....
      • Xerxexx
        I know right!
  • the_situasian
    It never seems to work when two movies with similar plots come out around the same time. The Prestige/The Illusionist, Kick-Ass/Super/Defendor, etc. You can easily argue these are, at their core, distinct from each other, but the problem is the audience doesn't read into it deeply enough to know. They usually pick one or the other. That's why I'm not putting too much faith in the Need for Speed adaption, since the Fast and Furious movies are apparently going to last for forever, and they'll likely bump up against each other. All that said, my money's on White House Down to be better and do better at the box office. I'm not entirely sure why, but I just don't like Gerard Butler as an action hero. He works better in stuff like Law Abiding Citizen.
    • Scopedog
      Good point about the two movies/similar plots...remember DEEP IMPACT and ARMAGEDDON?
      • grimjob
        Volcano and Dante's Peak?
        • Frankie Hollywood
          Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror Mirror? Even The Matrix is a rip/remix of Dark City.
          • grimjob
            Ahhh, Dark City. Great movie, haven't seen that in years.
  • Cody W
    Fuqua knows his way around an action flick...but the plot is stupidly similar to a certain Mitch Rapp novel so this kind of pisses me off.
  • grimjob
    Looks like a fun action yarn. Damn fine cast. Besides, its always fun watching Butler kill folks.
  • ion677
    Armageddon, Deep Impact. Olympus, White House Down.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Looks pretty funny. Someone mentioned propaganda, but really if the whole of America relies on one man who has already been fired to save them then it isn't good publicity.
  • http://mithunonthe.net/ Mithun Divakaran
    The '90s called, they want their action movie plots back.
  • D.
    "but it does look like Die Hard at the White House which is enough to get me to go see it." And that's all i've thought during the trailer.
  • http://profiles.google.com/mazenbeta Mazen K.
    Bad plot, very bad CGI , bad everything. I couldn't even go through the whole trailer.

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