The distributor confirmed (May 1) it has acquired US rights to the action thriller sequel.

Focus will release London Has Fallen wide in the US on October 2, 2015.

Screendaily was the first to predict the move last autumn when it emerged that Nu Image was to commence international sales at the AFM. Focus chief Peter Schlessel distributed Olympus Has Fallen through the now defunct FilmDistrict.

London Has Fallen once again stars Gerard Butler as the US Secret Service chief on a mission to save lives in London.

Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Christian Gudegast wrote the screenplay and Butler produces with Alan Siegel, Millennium Films’ Mark Gill and Matt O’Toole and Heidi Jo Markel.

Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson, John Thompson, Christine Crow and Focus Features CEO Schlessel are the executive producers.

Olympus Has Fallen opened in the US on March 22 2013 and grossed $98.9m.