Night Has Fallen is the fourth installment in the action movie series, and yet the production is still held on pause. This delay is attributed to the lead star Gerard Butler and his lawsuit against the franchise producers Millennium Film and Nu Image.
The Success Of The Has Fallen Series
The Has Fallen movie series became a blockbuster hit when its first film, Olympus Has Fallen, played in theaters. Gerard Butler plays Mike Banning, a former Army Ranger and now works as a Secret Service agent. The movie was followed by a new storyline, this time not a White House siege.
London Has Fallen took place in the British capital, and the third movie, Angel Has Fallen, was a framed assassination attempt. This continuous patronage of fans to the series brought forth news about Night Has Fallen premiering in 2020.
There were no confirmed release date and plot details as of yet. The three-year gap delay could be traced back to Butler’s issue against the producers. The actor claimed that he is owed over $10 million from the earnings of Olympus Has Fallen.
Filming Delay Due To Butler’s Lawsuit
An independent audit of the films’ profits revealed that the producers “understated their own receipts and profits by over $11 million.” They also claimed Butler had not received his payment. Nu Image, however, responded to this, and they said that they had been open and straightforward to Butler. Moreover, they were “very disappointed that Mr. Butler has now decided to act in this manner.”
With this controversial lawsuit, it is understandable that the production and filming of the upcoming movie be put on hold. There was also a talk in November 2021 that Millenium Film confirmed a Has Fallen TV series. This hints that there is a plan to continue the franchise even without Butler. Whatever the results of these proceedings, it may or may not affect the future of the franchise.