One of the most impactful action franchises in recent memory started with 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen. Gerard Butler-starring film spawned two sequels with a bevy of spinoff projects in various stages of development. As first reported by Variety, Millennium Media revealed at the American Film Market that a fourth installment to the series is in the works.
The film, titled Night Has Fallen, will see the return of Gerard Butler in the role of United States Secret Service agent Mike Banning. Moreover, it appears the creative team behind the film will be coming back as well. Ric Roman Waugh, who directed Angel Has Fallen, is returning to direct the sequel. Additionally, Robert Mark Kamen is also back to write the screenplay. Moreover, Alan Siegel (Law Abiding Citizen), Les Weldon (The Hitman’s Bodyguard), and Avi Lerner (The Expendables) will serve as the film’s producers.
During the fourth film’s official announcement, Millennium Media president Jeffrey Greenstein expresses his excitement to continue the Fallen story.
“The Fallen journey continues and we couldn’t be more excited to take on the challenge of building on this beloved franchise with our dear friends Alan Siegel and Gerard Butler. These films are not driven just by action, but by the special characters and relationships of Mike Banning and his friends, family, and foes,” said Greenstein. “We look forward to teaming back up again with Angel Has Fallen’s Ric Roman Waugh to captivate audiences worldwide on another journey full of these touching and fun character moments, as well as unique and heightened action, and a dark turn of events that will send this next installment down a wildly unexpected trajectory.”
Overall, the Fallen franchise touts a total of $523.5 million at the worldwide box office. Additionally, the films feature a bevy of A-list stars like Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart in prominent roles. The series follows Mike Banning as he works against forces of evil to save world leaders from assassinations and kidnappings.
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