Gerard Butler is lining up another Olympus Has Fallen follow-up. The actor is reportedly in deep negotiations to join the thriller The Raven from director Ricardo de Montreuil. This is a short film-based feature that is being distributed by Universal. It is a sci-fi conspiracy flick set in the near future. Here is the short after the jump. Continue Reading
Tom Cruise and Gerard Butler were both on The Graham Norton Show this week, and much to our delight they both took part in a game of Wacky Wire. The two action stars were both on the program to promote their new films Oblivion and Olympus Has Fallen respectively. Quantum of Solace Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko was the third wheel as she co-stars opposite Cruise in the sci-fi adventure. This particular episode of Graham Norton will air April 11th on BBC America. Continue Reading
Gerard Butler is on top of the world once more. After suffering flop after flop, the actor has a legitimate hit with Olympus Has Fallen which surprised nearly everyone this past weekend with a $30 million three-day debut. This is the actor’s best open since 300 launched his career, and it may just put the man back into the driver’s seat of the action genre after playing with rom-coms and various dramas (with mixed results I might ad.) He took to The Tonight Show last night to talk about Olympus. The footage is after the jump. Continue Reading
Reviews are starting to trickle out, and Olympus Has Fallen may not be quite the disaster we once thought it would be. Having said that, the film’s star Gerard Butler needs this one to click more than ever or else his leading man days could be numbered. The actor is coming off a string of flops so this is perform or go home for him. He actually passed up working on the upcoming 300 sequel supposedly so he could work with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua. Let’s take a look at Butler’s latest talk show appearance via Jimmy Kimmel with all that in mind. Continue Reading
The first clip has made it online for Olympus Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, and Aaron Eckhart. This is Training Day director Antoine Fuque’s attempt at a White House hostage thriller (there’s another one coming in June) that is of the low-budget variety. Nonetheless, there looks to be plenty of action as today’s first look scene features the key moment where Korean terrorists attack the President’s house. Continue Reading
The first official trailer for Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen finally made its way online. This is one of the two Secret Service/White House thrillers currently in development (the other being White House Down,) and both have been fast tracked suggesting neither are going to be too impressive. Nonetheless, this is Gerard Butler back in an action role which might help the actor recover from his recent flops which is why we are paying close attention.
Judging from the initial spot that follows, our initial inkling is correct as the CGI looks pretty bad. Having said that, this does come from the director of Training Day, so there is a bit of hope. Fuqua’s last two movies were Brooklyn’s Finest and Shooter which could have been worse implying that audiences can at least anticipate something capable. Continue Reading
Coming off of the worst nationwide opener of his career ($2.4 million,) Gerard Butler has added another film to follow-up Chasing Mavericks. Joining the actor’s post-surfer slate is a film called Dynamo based on a novel by Andy Dougan. The plot has Butler playing an all-star goalie by the name of Nikolai Trusevich who helped lead his Ukrainian soccer team versus a Nazi super team during World War II. This was a match set up to demonstrate Aryan superiority and is known throughout history as The Death Match as ten of the team’s players were sent to concentration camps less than two weeks after they won. Continue Reading
In a definite shocker of a move, Film District has picked up the Gerard Butler-led Olympus Has Fallen and subsequently dated the project for April 5, 2013. The Antoine Fuqua-directed feature is one of two such offerings in development at the moment centered around a secret service agent tasked with protecting the White House. While this is definitely the lower profile of the two, it does have a pretty decent supporting cast (Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart) which is why this will obviously make some noise.
This scheduling is not exactly cushy by any means as it will do battle with second weekends of G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Andrew Niccol’s The Host. The presumption here might be that either Film District wants to get their money and run, or they believe the latest G.I. Joe film will be a washout–something that many have been speculating ever since its year-long delay. Jurassic Park 3D has a same day release (undoubtedly something Universal did not plan on when dating the return to Steven Spielberg’s class,) and the Tom Cruise-led sci-fi flick Oblivion debuts the week after. Continue Reading
Gerard Butler may not be in any major motion pictures as of late, he is definitely worth giving a damn about, and that is why it is worth the quick mention that the actor is out plugging his new film, Chasing Mavericks. Last night, his press tour stopped at The Daily Show where he talked to Jon Stewart about his new true-story surfer film that opens on Friday. Like Butler did on Fallon the night before, he discussed the near-death experience he had while filming the movie. Continue Reading
Gerard Butler’s latest movie Chasing Mavericks is set to release this weekend. The film stars the 300 actor as a mentor to a young surfing phenom, but it might be best known as that feature that almost killed the man. Back in 2011, A big wave took down the actor while shooting. The incident led to an ambulance ride, but for the most part he was okay enough to continue working on the Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson-directed feature. Continue Reading
Motor City is officially in production hell and possibly finished for good. Deadline is reporting that pre-production came to a screeching halt on Albert Hughes’ Gerard Butler-starrer this morning just one-month away from the start of shooting. The picture had a supporting cast inclusive of Mickey Rourke and the recently added Adrien Brody which makes this news somewhat of a shock. Continue Reading
Mickey Rourke is about to partner up with Gerard Butler for the Albert Hughes-directed Motor City. The actor is reportedly in talks to join the feature which seems to be a more modern take on the Count of Monte Cristo. This is your classic revenge story where one guy puts the other behind bars and then steals his girl. It really sounds like a good fit for Rourke who currently has a handful of projects on his plate that deal with very similar circumstances. Continue Reading