Gerard Butler’s secret service agent from Olympus Has Fallen is getting a new mission.
Focus Features has announced its acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to London Has Fallen, the sequel to the 2013 action-thriller. Butler will reprise his hero role in the followup written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, and Christian Gudegast.
The film is set in London following the mysterious death of the British prime minister. When dignitaries arrive for his funeral, the event turns into a plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders. According to a press release, “only three people have any hope of stopping it: the president of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.”
No word on whether Aaron Eckhart will return as U.S. President Asher.
London Has Fallen is slated for an Oct. 2, 2015, release.