Around the world fans were excited to welcome the premiere of London Has Fallen starring their favorite agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler). The story takes the charismatic hero to the British capital with one last mission to complete. Directed by Babak Najafi the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen brings back an array of Hollywood stars such as Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett and Morgan Freeman.
The successful franchise certainly holds the classic genre elements with a throwback to Die Hard and Lethal Weapon, as Butler says himself. The gritty action-packed story does not disappoint. The Millennium Films’ production keeps the audience glued to the edge of their seats with bigger explosions, intense car chases and epic shootings through the streets of London.
For the purpose of the movie exact replicas of the city had to be built to carry out the extreme action sequences. Providing the necessary space and professionals Nu Boyana Film Studios was where much of the movie magic happened. Streets and buildings were constructed to create the eclectic atmosphere of Central London. A full-size precise copy of St Paul’s Cathedral grand entrance and steps laid out the environment for the explosive scenes that take place in front of the famous sightseeing venue.
A sneak peak at the impressive visuals for this exact scene can be seen in the video below.
“I love the chance to make an action thriller but with a heart, humor and emotion…it’s a fantastic roller-coaster ride.” Gerard Butler
By Sophia V
Photo Credit: Jack English