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Olympus Has Fallen sequel loses director

September 19th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Well, we reported a while back (here) that Olympus Has Fallen sequel London Has Fallen has now go a director in the form of Frederik Bond.

Turns out that’s not going to happen…

Just six weeks from filming beginning, Bond has left the movie at Millennium. According to a spokeswoman his departure is all perfectly amiable and due to creative differences which, THR speculates, “may be a result of the movie’s accelerated schedule and Bond only coming aboard in August. One insider said prep time was a factor. Bond, a commercials director, was making the leap from the dramatic indie world — he directed the well-regarded Shia LaBeouf drama Charlie Countryman — to the big-budget action world.

“London is to begin shooting at the end of October, lensing for four weeks with principals Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett and Melissa Leo. The production will then pause before picking up again in February, this time with star Gerard Butler, and shoot until April. The two-phase shoot is to accommodate Butler, who is currently filming Geostorm for Warner Bros. and Skydance.”

It is expected that a new director will be in place within the next three days – says a lot, doesn’t it?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….