Olympus Has Fallen is a 2013 American action thriller film. Directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt, it stars Gerard Butler (DEN OF THIEVES), Aaron Eckhart (THE DARK KNIGHT), and Morgan Freeman (UNFORGIVEN, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS), with Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole Hauser, Ashley Judd (HEAT), Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell (MAN ON FIRE), and Rick Yune in supporting roles. The film depicts a North Korean-led guerrilla assault on the White House, and focuses on disgraced Secret Service agent Mike Banning’s (Butler) efforts to rescue the President (Eckhart).
The film was released on March 22, 2013, by FilmDistrict and earned $170 million against a $70 million production budget. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised Fuqua’s direction and Butler’s performance, but criticized the violence and screenplay. Olympus Has Fallen was one of two films released in 2013 that dealt with a terrorist attack on the White House; the other was White House Down. A sequel titled London Has Fallen was released on March 4, 2016, with the principal cast members reprising their roles. Another sequel, Angel Has Fallen, is in the works as of 2018. © Millenium Films. This project was completed under the name of Iconisus L&Y. It is part of the Iconisus portfolio. Dreamogram is a new separate entity and not a continuation of Iconisus.