Former stuntman turned filmmaker Ric Roman Waugh has signed to direct the third installment of Gerard Butler‘s Fallen film series for Millennium Films.
Angel Has Fallen will focus on Secret Service agent Mike Banning, played by Butler, becoming the target himself after saving the U.S. President in the first two films, Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. While Aaron Eckhart will not reprise his role of the President this time around, Morgan Freeman will reprise his role of Allan Trumbull.
Butler has been a fan of Waugh’s after seeing his film Felon in 2008 and has wanted to work with him. Now, that opportunity is finally happening. Waugh’s most recent film, Shot Caller, is set for release by Saban Films on August 18.
Angel Has Fallen is still in pre-production with a 2018 release date set from Millennium.