Scandanavian Director Replacing Fredrik Bond on 'London Has Fallen'
Just last month, we learned that Charlie Countryman director Fredrik Bond would get behind the camera for London Has Fallen the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, one of two White House-set thrillers that hit theaters in 2013. However, recently creative differences saw Bond leave the project weeks before production was slated to begin, prompting producers to quickly look for a replacement to step up and stay on schedule. Now it sounds like they've found one as THR reports Scandinavian director Babak Najafi, director of the Snabba Cash sequel Easy Money II: Hard to Kill, is now in talks to tackle the sequel instead. More below!
This would mark the English-language feature film debut of Najafi, but he has also directed some episodes of the Cinemax action thriller series "Banshee," so he's not completely inexperienced. The sequel sounds like it has a lot of struggles to overcome, especially since star Gerard Butler was not very happy with the directing prospects that emerged following Bond's departure, and he was even thinking about leaving the project. Honestly, that might have been better since this isn't really a sequel that seems all that necessary, but with the film set for October 2nd, 2015 release, they're hellbent on following through. Do you care?