Director Roland Emmerich never passes up a chance to bring the catastrophic destruction of world famous landmarks to the silver screen. The guy has directed such films as Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, and of course the apocalypse film to end all apocalypse films, 2012. So when the folks at Sony Pictures asked him if he’d like to direct a new film called White House Down, he didn’t care that the film starred Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. All Emmerich wanted to know was would he get to blow up the United States Capitol Building.
The answer to that question, according to the new trailer released this week, is an emphatic yes. And, for good measure, Emmerich also got to blow up the White House and Air Force One. So this trailer is basically every terrorist’s wet dream.
Of course, if any terrorists do head out to the cineplex on June 28 to see the film thinking they’re going to see America lose, they’ll be very disappointed. You can bet your life that Tatum and Foxx defeat the bad guys in the end.