Sony Pictures unveiled the trailer for the upcoming "White House Down" thriller, which is directed by Roland Emmerich (2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day), and stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. Check it out below.
Plot: Policeman John Cale (Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.
The new movie co-stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, and Richard Jenkins. It's set to hit theaters on June 28th.
Late breaking news here at WorstPreviews. After posting all the other articles a couple of hours ago, we've just got our hands on the trailer for former stripper and intellectual neanderthal Chapstick Tater's new flick. Hope all you pillow-biters out there enjoy it.
Deaft0newrites: on March 26th, 2013 at 10:51:06 PM
Olympus Is Down and The White House Has Fallen
John McTiernan went to prison for trying to stop 2 nearly identical movies like these getting made.
KillerCOckwrites: on March 26th, 2013 at 11:44:42 PM
This looks more like a disaster movie than an action movie like Olympus was.
minkowskiwrites: on March 26th, 2013 at 11:46:37 PM
I don't get the f*cking title for the first flick. Olympus refers to the mountain of the gods in Greek mythology. This is 21st century America. And Olympus was the home of Zeus, the biggest baddest god of them all. Are they trying to say the White House is atop a mountain and the President is essentially a god?
Liberals are funny creatures. When Bush was president, he said Jesus Christ spoke to him spiritually. Liberals mocked him as some kind of dangerous religious nut. But when a liberal writes a screen play, alluding to the President, who is currently black and Democratic, as not just a god but a god of all gods, and one who hasn't had any believers for millennia, no one says a f*cking word.
Hell, at least White House Down is a hell of a lot more neutral title-wise, even if it has a black man aping Obama.
Not trying to politicize this sh*t, as I'm sure 99% of you folks are dyed in the wool liberals, but for the rational three of you, you can't ignore the contradictory dichotomy.
Anyway, looks like two parts Die Hard, one part 24, eighty parts Roland Emmerich's bombastic big-sceen apocalyptic cinematic bullsh*t interspersed with Michael Bay money shots.
A synthesis of sh*t. But I'll probably still watch it (hangs head in shame).
Fightclub1writes: on March 26th, 2013 at 11:58:46 PM
Olympus is the code name for the White House I believe. So it is what would be said over the radio to the secret service and such if it actually got taken over. I think that is why they chose the title anyway
I value my time more than to even think about giving this any of my attention
minkowskiwrites: on March 27th, 2013 at 12:31:16 AM
@Syriph: I know within the film the White House has the codename Olympus, because that's the codename the screenwriter gave it, but according to Wikipedia, the REAL Secret Service uses the codename "castle" for the White House, which makes much more sense, even if it alludes to the President as a king.
Besides, I think it's too much to have 2 White Houses under fire in the space of 3 months.
ProfMovieswrites: on March 27th, 2013 at 11:45:01 AM
I'd never feel convinced Jamie Foxx was really the President. He just doesn't have that "gravitas" necessary.
And Channing Tatum? Don't get me started about this flash-in-the-pan, soon-forgotten footnote.
The trailer make the film look like a disater movie.
Also Channing Tatum? Wow just another good looking actor who can't act for sh*t.
First Taylor Lautner and now Channing Tatum?
What's up with these sh*t actors trying to be action heroes, I mean who's next?
Robert Patterison or Shia "f****** prick" Labeouf.
These guys are just destorying the action genres.
mpiper821writes: on March 29th, 2013 at 2:45:27 PM
I feel like they got the actors mixed up in these two white house movies. I wish Butler was in this one and Freeman was playing the president. I can't see Jamie Foxx as president at all and Tatum is NO action star.