He’s frozen it, burnt it, invaded it with aliens and now the master of disaster movies Rolland Emmerich is returning to destroy not Earth but the White House, behold UK Trailer for White House Down.
Just when you thought the German director was getting soft in his old age by moving from destroying our little blue planet by targeting reputations of literature masters like Shakespeare , Washington DC will now feel the chaos. White House Down stars Channing Tatum as John Cale a city police officer who with his daughter is on a tour in The White House whose tour gets drastically interrupted when terrorists infiltrate the building.The tour turns into a day of protection for Cale when he finds himself protecting the leader of the free world, the president (Jamie Foxx).
Looking at the above image their does seem there’s a Die Hard feel to the film a cop also in the wrong place at the wrong time found stuck in the middle of extraordinary circumstances. Last week in USA Olympus Has Fallen (UK 19th April) starring Gerard Butler was released and we can see similarities with White House Down however the plot maybe follow similar storylines but this is a Emmerich film: over dramatise, explosive, epic in size plenty of action!This does look a better film but when it comes to blowing things up now one does it better than the master of disaster!
White House Down won’t be out until the end of the summer in UK&Ireland when it’s released on 6th September with American release been 28th June. The film stars also Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins Jake Weber, Lance Reddick and James Woods
Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie 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.