Focus Features has moved the release date of â€œLondon Has Fallenâ€ back six weeks to March 4, 2016, from Jan. 22.
The Gerard Butler actioner, a sequel to 2013’s â€œOlympus Has Fallen,â€ centers on an attack on London during the funeral of the British prime minister, who has died under mysterious circumstances. Butler will reprise his role as an ultra-resourceful U.S. Secret Service agent.
The sequel is directed by Babak Najafi from a script by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Chad St. John. Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman also star.
â€œOlympus Has Fallenâ€ was released by FilmDistrict, the U.S. distributor led by Peter Schlessel prior to him being named CEO of Focus Features. The film grossed a solid $98.9 million at the domestic box office.
The March 4 date already has four other titles slated for release that day: Sony’s â€œGrimsby,â€ Fox’s â€œMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,â€ Disney’s â€œZootopiaâ€ and Open Road’s â€œTriple Nine.â€