The action-thriller also stars Jamie Foxx as the President of the United States and opens on June 28
The first trailer for White House Down, the new action-thriller from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich, has been released. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.
White House Down stars Channing Tatum as a failed applicant to the Secret Service who unwittingly ends up having to rescue the President, played by Jamie Foxx, when a paramilitary group takes over the White House. The script was written by James Vanderbilt, whose previous credits include The Amazing Spider-Man and Zodiac.
The two-minute trailer amps up the tension slowly before unveiling plenty of thrills and spills in its second half, which shows Tatum channelling Bruce Willis as he tears around in a sweaty white vest brandishing a gun.
White House Down also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Richard Jenkins, James Woods and Jason Clarke. It opens in the US on June 28, as the trailer announces, but won’t arrive in UK cinemas until September 6.
Meanwhile, Roland Emmerich has recently revealed plot details for two sequels to his 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, titled ID Forever Part I and ID Forever Part II. Emmerich’s other directing credits include disaster movies The Day After Tomorrow and 2012 and 1998’s poorly-received Hollywood remake of Godzilla.