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Roland Emmerich: Filming White House was a challenge

Roland Emmerich: Filming White House was a challenge

Jun 27 2013, 12:18am CDT | by

'White House Down' director Roland Emmerich found it a challenge to shoot in one location. The new action thriller - which stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx - takes place entirely in the United...

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Roland Emmerich: Filming White House was a challenge

Jun 27 2013, 12:18am CDT | by

'White House Down' director Roland Emmerich found it a challenge to shoot in one location.

The new action thriller - which stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx - takes place entirely in the United States president's home and the filmmaker admits it was a tough task to make a film in just one setting.

He said: ''It all takes place in one spot, you know - one house. It's a very big house but still, it's one house. You have to be much more aware of where are which rooms? Is this logical that it would be there? That was quite a challenge.''

To prepare for the film, the director decided to take a tour of the White House - which is currently occupied by US president Barack Obama and his family - in Washington, DC, and was amazed by just how many guards patrol its hallowed halls.

He told Collider.com: ''I looked very carefully how many Secret Service agents stand around. It's just incredible how much personnel is needed to guard this house. You try to find out the exact numbers, but nobody will ever give it to you.''

'White House Down' sees Tatum star as a rejected Secret Service applicant who finds himself trying to save the president (played by Foxx) as gunmen storm the White House.

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TV News Wrap Up: Keanu Reeves Sci-Fi Series, CBS Stephen King Pilot & More

Sep 15 2014 8:47pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

This Week in TV: Keanu Reeves and director Roland Emmerich team for a sci-fi series called New Angeles; CBS orders a pilot for the Stephen King adaptation The Things They Left Behind; TNT begins development on a Shooter adaptation; Penny Dreadful season 2 casts Patti LuPone as a guest star; and The Simpsons reveals an upcoming crossover episode will feature the old version of the Simpsons from The Tracey Ullman Show. - Slingshot Global Media annou ...
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Roland Emmerich and Keanu Reeves Team Up for ‘New Angeles’

Sep 9 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

Roland Emmerich is known for making action-packed popcorn flicks, the bigger the better. But one of his next projects will see him going small. He’s set to direct New Angeles, a sci-fi TV series about a bored guy who escapes into a virtual reality world. If that sounds a bit like The Matrix, this next fact will make the resemblance feel even stronger: Keanu Reeves is also on board. Hit the jump to learn all about New Angeles. According to ...
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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Sequel ‘London Has Fallen’ Gets a Director

Aug 18 2014 7:12pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

Despite some issues with storytelling, Antoine Fuqua’s one-man-army film, Olympus Has Fallen, is a solidly entertaining action movie. The movie follows an ex-secret service operative fighting terrorists in the White House (not to be confused with Roland Emmerich’s White House Down about a wannabe secret service agent fighting terrorists in the White House). While both blockbusters performed well at the box office, Fuqua’s R-rated action film grossed more domestically and cost sig ...
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Fox Buys The Foundation

Aug 15 2014 3:58am CDT | Source: Empire Online

Ninja Turtles writer tackles NostradamusThey're not quite at the level to threaten Marvel or DC at the cinema yet, but comics publisher Boom! Studios are quietly building a significant slate of movies through their recent partnership with Fox. The latest of their properties to go on the roster is The Foundation, created by Kody Chamberlain and first published in 2008. Evan Daugherty (Ninja Turtles, Snow White & Th ...
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