FilmDistrict has released a trailer for director Antoine Fuqua's (Training Day) latest project, Olympus Has Fallen (2013), starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune, and Radha Mitchell. The film will open in theaters across the United States on March 22.
Official synopsis: 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.
As anyone who has read the news once or twice in the past decade (or even in the last few months) would know, there are many people out there who are out to get Americans. With that said, I feel we've seen this movie a few times before and it doesn't look like we are getting anything new or interesting this time around.
With regards to Gerard Butler, I've seen him in a few recent movies and he was quite fantastic (Coriolanus, Machine Gun Preacher). Aaron Eckhart doesn't seem any less campy than Butler in this trailer.
The last time Butler opened a film (Playing for Keeps), it was such an embarrassment. I almost renounced my fandom because of that film. If my knowledge is right, then this is going to a massive bomb. Avoid like the plague.