Lionsgate has released the first Angel Has Fallen trailer. The upcoming action movie has Gerard Butler returning as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning. When there’s an attempt on the life of President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), Mike is framed for the crime and he must go on the run to prove his name and protect the President. I hope at some point he accuses an old friend of switching the samples.
If you’re still on board with these Fallen movies, great! This looks like it will scratch the itch. Personally, I checked out after Olympus Has Fallen and didn’t even bother with London Has Fallen so I’m missing a key piece of the Mike Banning mythology. But the film will probably be a solid August hit for Lionsgate and they’ll likely keep making them as long as Butler is interested.
Check out the Angel Has Fallen trailer below. The film opens August 23rd and also stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte, and Danny Huston.
Here’s the official synopsis for Angel Has Fallen:
When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm and save the country from imminent danger. ANGEL HAS FALLEN is directed by Ric Roman Waugh from a screenplay by Robert Mark Kamen and Matt Cook & Ric Roman Waugh, story by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt, and based on characters created by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt. Lionsgate and Millennium Media present, a Millennium Films/G-Base production.