Roland Emmerich set to continue his war on the White House
Disaster specialist Roland Emmerich signs on to direct action drama White House Down
Roland Emmerich’s war on the White House looks set to continue. He clearly isn’t content with depicting aliens blowing up the centre of the US government in Independence Day and having freak weather do its worst to it in The Day After Tomorrow. That's because now, he's signed on to direct the action drama White House Down.
The script is highly regarded and has been written by James Vanderbilt, who has worked on The Amazing Spider-Man for Sony, as well as its adaptation of Red Riding. These factors presumably helped in the decision to shell out $3m for this new script. Details of the plot are currently being kept a secret, but comparisons to Die Hard and Air Force One are being thrown around. No mention of Murder At 1600 though.
With this being an Emmerich film though, presumably the influence of the promising screenwriter will be diminished somewhat, and we’ll be left with barely formed characters and a film that runs at least 30 minutes too long. But heck: the explosions will most probably look nice...