New 4-Minute ‘White House Down’ Trailer Released

By June 11, 2013

Following the release of Olympus Has Fallen and G.I. Joe: Retaliation, it seems the White House being in jeopardy is a popular topic.

Sony has released a special 4-minute trailer for White House Down and the film seems to have everything one could hope for in a summer blockbuster.

Directed by Ronald Emmerich, known for end of the world hits like 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow, the action flick follows John Cale (Channing Tatum), a Capitol policeman who must protect the President (Jamie Foxx) during an attack on the nation’s capital. If that wasn’t enough, the Secret Service hopeful must also protect his daughter (Joey King) during the takeover. James Woods, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, and Richard Jenkins round out the film’s cast.

The new trailer gives us an extensive look at John’s disastrous job interview and the explosive events that follow. Based on the initiative he takes to protect the leader of the free world, it’s safe to say he proves to be a  strong candidate for the position.

The promo has a lighter tone than its predecessors–mostly due to a few humorous exchanges between Foxx and Tatum that give off a buddy film vibe.

John asks the President, “Can you not hit me with a rocket while I’m trying to drive?” Later, Foxx fumbles for his glasses before shooting one of the bad guys. Something tells us this forthcoming release is going to be one of summer’s biggest guilty pleasures.

White House Down has already been compared to the Die Hard films and could fare as well as that series at the box office. (And we’re hoping it’s a far better movie than the later entries in the Die Hard series.) White House Down is set to hit theaters on June 28.

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Justine Browning
Justine is a film and culture reporter whose work has appeared in USA Today, Indie Wire and The Huffington Post. She currently serves as an on-camera correspondent for MovieWeb and Cine Movie TV.