London Has Fallen Sets Sights On A Replacement Director

Olympus_Has_Fallen_posterThings looked bad for the Olympus Has Fallen sequel when Fredrik Bond left the film last week only a few weeks away from beginning shooting. Prospects for a replacement weren't looking good and according to THR, star Gerard Butler may have contemplated leaving the project.

Three directors names rose to the surface. Wayne Blair (The Sapphires) and Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury) were considered but Scandinavian helmer Babak Najafi, (Easy Money II: Hard to Kill) rose to the top and is now in talks to take over London Has Fallen.

If the deal comes through, then the movie will have a split filming schedule to accommodate Butler who is currently filming Geostorm. Najafi would begin shooting for four weeks with principals Morgan FreemanAaron EckhartAngela Bassett andMelissa Leo. The production will then pause before picking up again in February, this time with Butler, and shoot until April.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.