Olympus Has Fallen has been in theaters since Friday and has already grossed $33 million on a $70 million budget, and it is also holding strong on Rotten Tomatoes with 50% and 79% critics and audience ratings, respectively. The plot, in case you have amnesia, involves a shamed Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler) rescuing the president (Aaron Eckhart) after an attack on the White House by North Koreans. Olympus was written by first-timers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, who sold their script to Millenium Films in March 2012.
Opening on June 28, White House Down also involves an attack on the White House, but this time it is by a paramilitary group, and the right place/right time hero is a local cop (Channing Tatum) on a tour of the president’s crib. WHD was written by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, Zodiac, Basic, The Rundown, etc.) who sold his script to Sony for $2 million, also in March 2012.
As for which movie White Housed it better, that has yet to be determined. But we finally have a trailer for White House Down, and that’s a crip walk in the right direction.
The folks at Indiewire were also able to watch some exclusive footage of White House Down, and I’m not going to sit here and pretend like I’m not offended as all hell that I, Channing Tatum’s closest friend and the one person who has previously delivered 10 exclusive storyboards for White House Down, was not also offered a chance to see that footage.
But fortunately, I have a rundown from C-Tates himself, and it just so happens to come in rap form.
Yo, check it… DEUCE TO THE ONE TRIP, 2013 UP IN THIS MUTHA… C-TATES… WHITE HOUSE DOWN… WORLD EXCLUSIVE TYPE SH*T RIGHT HERE… DIS B 4 U, JENNA D-1 N TUPAC!
Yo my name is C-Tates and Gerard Butter gonna hate
Cuz I’m da type of agent make Michelle Obama’s period late
I’m talkin White House Down, but U a white boy clown
N I’m a big dick swingin’ all over DC town
U say Norf Koreans be trippin? Check out deez rhymes dat I’m flippin
Me N my black prez gots da sizzurp N we sippin’
Against dem punk ass haterz, my boots B alligaterz
I save da White Crib wit yo boo and her tittiez, smell my finger, homie, C U laterz
Peace in da middle east.