Sony is funding White House Down from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt, who did Zodiac and the upcoming The Amazing Spider-man. Roland Emmerich is directing and Channing Tatum will star. Jamie Foxx is being courted for the role of the president. Millennium Films is making Olympus has Fallen from two first-time screenwriters, but hasn't found a distributor yet. Antoine Fuqua, who did Training Day, will direct and Gerard Butler will star. Aaron Eckhart has signed on for the role of president in the movie.