Gramercy Pictures has just announced that their upcoming action sequel London Has Fallen will be hitting theaters a little later than originally planned. Although the Olympus Has Fallen follow-up had set an October 2 release date, the film will now arrive on the big screen January 22, 2016. The move comes on the heels of 20th Century Fox’s recent decision to release Ridley Scott’s The Martian on October 2, more than a month earlier than it was initially scheduled.
Directed by Babak Najafi from a script by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast, and Chad St. John, London Has Fallen is a sequel to director Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen, which earned $161 million worldwide during its theatrical release in 2013. The sequel stars Gerard Butler, 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.
London Has Fallen begins after the British Prime Minister passes away. His funeral then 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 (Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service head (Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Riley) who rightly trusts no one.
The new release date will have London Has Fallen facing off against the action adventure Criminal (starring Gary Oldman, Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner, Alice Eve and Gal Gadot), director Kevin Reynold’s Risen (starring Tom Felton, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Firth and Cliff Curtis) and the horror thriller The Boy (starring Lauren Cohan, Jim Norton, Diana Hardcastle, Ben Robson, Rupert Evans and James Russell).
We previously brought you some behind-the-scenes images from the film’s production. Check them out right here.