It’s quite serious. That’s the one thing that FilmDistrict seems to want you to know based on these new images from Olympus Has Fallen, released exclusively to Film School Rejects this morning. It’s true, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about this one. Among them: Antoine Fuqua is a director who has dealt in more quality than anything else, as evidence by his gritty turns with Brooklyn’s Finest, Shooter, Training Day and Tears of the Sun; Aaron Eckhart‘s jaw structure, as seen in The Dark Knight, was clearly made to exist about a foot and a half above the Presidential podium; Gerard Butler plays a good redemption story, always delivers with a gun in his hands; and it’s got Morgan Freeman.
On top of all that, it’s a movie about a siege of the White House, in which one man is the key to saving POTUS from some Asian-based threat. It’s also quite bloody and full of what the kids might call “mean mugging,” also known as serious people looking very serious.
To say the very least, this film has a chance. It’s also hard not to love this epic poster:
But really, you came here for the exclusive stills from the film. So lets do that, as well. Olympus Has Fallen is in theaters on March 22, 2013.
Aaron Eckhart as President Benjamin Asher
Melissa Leo stars as Secretary of Defense, Ruth McMillan
Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman, Robert Forster and Cole Hauser
Antoine Fuqua and Morgan Freeman on the set