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?