Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx watched their dreams of a summer box office hit burn slowly to the ground, much like the Capitol Building the trailer for the movie they hoped would get them there, "White House Down." The $150 million buddy action movie came from blockbuster maker, director Roland Emmerich, and a script that Sony Pictures paid $3 million to acquire, and yet it couldn't stand up to returning films, "Monsters University" and "World War Z," and the new competition "The Heat," making only $25 million.
So how does a movie with all of that going for it and two leads coming off the biggest year of their careers fail at the same time a film like "World War Z," the Brad Pitt zombie fest that had nothing but bad buzz, crosses the $250 million mark at the global box office?
By Tara Fowler
Roland Emmerich returns this weekend with "White House Down," yet another ode to all-out mayhem and destruction (not that I'm complaining). This time around, he hired Channing Tatum as our savior in a white tank top (again, not complaining). Before you go see "WHD," here is everything you could possibly need to know about the stripper-turned-Sexiest Man Alive.
When your pitch for a movie is "Die Hard in the White House," it communicates pretty well what we can expect. There's going to be a lone, witty hero in a tank top who has to beat the odds to save the day, expect this time the president will be involved.
That's what we've seen so far from "White House Down," a new action movie starring Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum as John McClane John Cale. (Yes, you can spell "John Cale" but rearranging letters and deleting three of them from "John McClane.")
But now a new four-minute trailer is showing us just how "Die Hard"-y "White House Down" will be. Hint: There's a talkative, eccentric computer wiz working for the terrorists. Check it out after the jump!
The second trailer for the second "White House in peril" movie, "White House Down," just premiered over at Yahoo! Movies, and unlike the first ominous preview, this actually plays to Channing Tatum's comedic chops and star power.
The trailer introduces us to Tatum's wannabe Secret Service agent, John Cale, just a normal guy who brings his daughter along to a job interview at the White House. Though the interview doesn't go as planned, a perfectly timed terrorist attack on Washington, D.C. gives John the opportunity to go full-on John McClane. Not only will he have to save his daughter, who has been taken hostage by the invading terrorists, but also protect the prez, played by Jamie Foxx.
Take a look at the new trailer for "White House Down" after the jump!
The first trailer for "White House Down," the second White House hostage movie of the year, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, will debut tomorrow, and ahead of the premiere, the first poster wants us to think that everything is a-OK. It's not!
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"White House Down" might not sound like a movie getting worked up over or particularly excited for, but the thriller starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx has a number of big things going for it.
The story doesn't sound all that you (there's another movie with the same premise coming out next year with Gerard Butler), but Sony bought the spec script from "Zodiac" writer James Vanderbilt for $3 million, fast-tracked it, and got Roland "Blew Up the White House" Emmerich to direct it. Plus, there's Tatum and Foxx in the lead roles at the same time that they're experiencing career highs.
Entertainment Weekly just revealed the first official photos from the action flick due out next June. Check them out after the jump!
Roland Emmerich is returning to the White House in his new film, though this time he's not going to blow it up. The "Independence Day" director instead is directing a movie called "White House Down" that pits a secret service agent against a group of terrorists who are planning to attack the White House.
Beyond that, we don't know much about "White House Down." The flick isn't due out until June 28, 2013, but at least we have our first behind-the-scenes look at the movie. Emmerich tweeted the above picture that shows star Jamie Foxx and writer James Vanderbilt from set yesterday, and it gives us a sense of the look of the movie.
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Jamie Foxx could be in the midst of a comeback with the trailer for his new film, "Django Unchained," dropping yesterday to rave reactions, and today, we find out that Foxx will literally go from playing a slave to the leader of the United States in America in "White House Down."
Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal recently signed on to join Channing Tatum in the action thriller, which has been described as "'Die Hard' in the White House."
In the film, Tatum will play a government agent who is tasked with saving the president and the future of the United States as we know it when a group of terrorists take control of the White House.
We've reached another potential milestone in the year of Channing Tatum. Having already punched faces in "Haywire" and melted hearts in "The Vow," he's set to punch more faces in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and melt more… somethings in "Magic Mike" in just a few weeks. Now, add another upcoming credit to the pile — one that's more on the face-punching side, with a little heart-melting thrown in for good measure.
The "21 Jump Street" star (oh yeah, don't forget about that one too!) is reportedly in negotiations to star in "White House Down," Columbia's high priority action thriller being directed by the master of doomsday-scale filmmaking, Roland Emmerich.