Antoine Fuqua Offered OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN

Director circles action thriller.

‘Brooklyn’s Finest’ and ‘Training Day’ director Antoine Fuqua has reportedly been offered the director’s chair on ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ an action thriller described as “’Die Hard’ in the White House.”

With Gerard Butler attached to star, the plot follows “a down-on-his-luck ex-Secret Service agent who becomes America’s only hope when 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is taken over by terrorists.”

The screenplay was penned by newcomer scribes Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt.

Originally scheduled to begin shooting in September, producers are now fast-tracking the project for a June start to beat Roland Emmerich’s competing project, ‘White House Down.’