Good news for all of those out there dying for the next Roland Emmerich joint. Sony has moved White House Down, the blockbuster director’s next action vehicle, up from Nov. 1 2013 to June 28, 2013, as per the Twitter account of The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit.
Channing Tatum will lead the project, playing heroic secret service agent to Jason Clarke‘s villain Stenz, a terrorist who takes the…ahem…White House with the President (Jamie Foxx) inside. Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, and Richard Jenkins co-star as well.
From a high-in-demand spec script by James Vanderbilt (apparently purchased for $3 million), Sony has been streamlining this one ever since the acquisition, most likely in hopes to beat out Olympus Has Fallen, that other White House-gets-taken-over-by-baddies movie starring Gerard Butler.
That said, sometimes the early bird doesn’t get the worm. Case in point, Relativity’s Mirror Mirror to Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman. Mirror came out first to a tepid response financially, while Huntsman played like the summertime epic it was sold as. But if were comparing the two stars of these White House actioners, Tatum has emerged as the safe bet.
Which White House flick are you more excited for?
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