Explosive Marketing Tricks on 'London Has Fallen' Teaser Poster

May 8, 2015

London Has Fallen

There goes Big Ben. Considering the results of the election in the UK today, it's a particularly perfect time for Focus Features to drop this poster for London Has Fallen. This sequel to Olympus Has Fallen is not the Roland Emmerich one (that was White House Down), instead it's the one with Gerard Butler. Who, believe it or not, is back for this sequel being directed by Babak Najafi. The massive cast includes: Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Charlotte Riley, Sean O’Bryan, Alon Aboutboul and Waleed Zuaiter. None of them are seen on this poster, because it's just a shot of the Big Ben clocktower being blown out. I guess we'll find out who did this later?

Here's the first teaser poster for Babak Najafi's London Has Fallen, provided directly by Focus Features:

London Has Fallen

The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States. London Has Fallen is directed by Babak Najafi, of Easy Money II: Hard to Kill previously. Focus Features will open London Has Fallen in theaters nationwide starting October 2nd.

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Reader Feedback - 18 Comments


Didn't Morgan Freeman turn out to be the bad guy in the first one? Sorry Spoiler alert

MattPeloquin on May 8, 2015


No! must be some other flick you watched. Bad guy was a rogue North Korean, not affiliated with that iffy government though.

Mollie Brown on May 8, 2015


Yea, I was thinking of White House Down

MattPeloquin on May 8, 2015


A rogue North Korean....... yeah, I didn't see the first one. However, a rogue North Korean.............

Mark Brackney on May 16, 2015


I liked Olympus Has Fallen, although the last few minutes of disarming a big bomb might have been a bit over the top...however, Butler did a great job of being a trained, Seal type secret service dude...not afraid to cause pain to get his necessary answers. Some people had criticized the movie saying it just would not be that easy to get to the President...and since then there have been an embarrassing series of glitches demonstrating the White House needs a lot more protection than it currently has. London has Fallen will be the sequel and looking forward to it. Rogue North Korean in the sense that he was not sent by that crazy government, but had a personal vendetta.

Mollie Brown on May 16, 2015


True, Ms. However, a "rogue North Korean"....... eh. In this day and age, an idea like that would be QUITE blasphemous, indeed..... at least, to Kim Jong Un's regime.......

Mark Brackney on May 16, 2015



Mollie Brown on May 16, 2015


Hey, you're actually nice....... ☺️

Mark Brackney on May 16, 2015


At 74, I am nice to most people...being rude takes a lot of energy. You seem very young, and I always give young people the benefit of the doubt...:)

Mollie Brown on May 16, 2015


Thank you. It's finally nice to see somebody who believes that these Discussions are supposed to be a, POLITE, free-for-all, and not a total Oligarchy, as SOME people on OTHER particular websites have shown me……. again, thank you.

Mark Brackney on May 16, 2015


this will be fun! i found white house down also a good time spend,but the casting of jamie fox a mistake! Everybody watch daredevil,it's awesome!

ari smulders on May 8, 2015


Got it wrong! This is no sequel to white house down but to a much better Olympus has fallen.

ForceWasWithMe on May 11, 2015


I think you did read me wrong...

ari smulders on May 11, 2015


Yup, missed the 'also'. Was having a lovely day reading about Mad Max and all the raves.

ForceWasWithMe on May 11, 2015


Yes I am excited too! But seen yesterday the fast and Furious and I must admit I was very impressed by it. Didn't expect that all...

ari smulders on May 12, 2015


Olympus has Fallen was much better than White House down! Hopefully this will live up to the original, although I'm disappointed Antoine Fuqua isn't directing.

Lagoya on May 8, 2015


The UK just had general elections. Stay classy Hollywood!

DAVIDPD on May 8, 2015


Funny enough the party best known for covering up decades of child abuse within their own party got back in.

Carpola on May 10, 2015

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