While there is a third sequel set to be made, the franchise that originated with Olympus Has Fallen will be getting the TV treatment.
The spiritual successor to the classic action film franchises of yesteryear will live on as a TV show. The Has Fallen series, which includes Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, and Angel Has Fallen, all having starred Gerard Butler, is set to have a television adaptation titled Paris Has Fallen. The show is already due to start its production at the end of the month, according to Deadline. Principle photography will take place in London and France, starting on May 30.
The series will not have Gerard Butler as the star, although there is no ruling out any cameos, especially since Butler will be a producer on the project through his production company, G-Base. Instead, French filmmaker and actor Mathieu Kassovitz will be starring in the action vehicle. According to the synopsis from Deadline, “Kassovitz will star as Vincent, a protection officer to a French Minister, who is the target of a terror group led by villain Jacob. Vincent works with MI6 operative Zara to keep the politician safe, but they eventually unravel a wider plot, suspecting that a security service colleague is feeding information to Jacob, who is always a step ahead in his mission to bring down Paris.”
The creator of the BAFTA-winning series, Misfits, Howard Overman, has assumed the writing duties. Oded Ruskin, whose credits include Hulu’s No Man’s Land, will be helming the show as director. The Has Fallen film franchise studios StudioCanal, Millennium Media, and Urban Myth Films will be backing the television program. StudioCanal will be heading into shopping the eight-part series around to US and UK buyers over the next few months.
Paris Has Fallen is currently set up at the television channels, Canal+ in France, ZDF in Germany, Canal+ International in Poland and Africa, and M7 in Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Meanwhile, Gerard Butler is also set to return to his role as US Secret Service agent Mike Banning in a fourth entry in the film series to be titled Night Has Fallen. This installment will bring back writer/director Ric Roman Waugh, who has recently helmed Angel Has Fallen, then reunited with Butler for the disaster film Greenland.
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