Gerard Butler film London Has Fallen SLAMMED as 'insensitive' while promoting capital’s destruction days before 7/7 bombings anniversary
London Has Fallen sees the capital blown up in Lionsgate’s sequel to Olympus Has Fallen
Lionsgate's new film London Has Fallen has been slammed following the release of today's trailer.
Twitter users and a leading organisation set up to remember the victims of the 7/7 bombings, branded the film's promotion ahead of the 10 year anniversary as 'insensitive'.
The film, which is the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, stars P.S I Love You actor Gerard Butler and sees complete destruction to the UNited Kingdom's capital city.
Butler returns as Mike Banning in the film that is scheduled for early 2016 but the release of today's trailer, promoting the film just days before the 10 year anniversary of the London attacks has not gone unnoticed.
One user posted: "I think maybe a week off the 10th anniversary of 7/7 may not be the time to release the London Has Fallen trailer..."
Another said: "Anyone finding the promotion of #LondonHasFallen a toooouuuuucchhhh insensitive with the 7/7 10th anniversary coming up?"
The London Tube and bus bombings killed 52 people and injured 700.
The number 30 bus was directly outside BMA House on the north east corner of Tavistock Square when it exploded on 7/7 and The Tavistock Square Memorial Trust was set up following the 7/7 attacks.
Chair of The Tavistock Square Memorial Trust, Philip Nelson, said: "This is not the first time that Hollywood has been insensitive.
"If the story is about terrorism then this is extremely insensitive. People have also recently died of a terrorist attack in Tunisia.
"I have seen an image of Big Ben with the clock face blown out, that's also insensitive."
"[Our Trust] has had lots of help from America so I just think that these are the wrong images to portray."
Philip added: "Is the summer the best time to be promoting this film anyway?"
A short description of the film reads: "In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders."
Lionsgate have been contacted for comment.
Meanwhile, the British death toll from the Tunisia attack has risen again to 27 and will rise further still, David Cameron has confirmed.
The PM gave the sombre update today during Prime Minister's Questions as he described how the first eight victims' bodies are being flown home.