Gerard Butler's Olympus Has Fallen sequel is close to landing a new director as Swede Babak Najafi is in talks to replace Fredrik Bond, who exited the project earlier this month (Sep14).

The film, which is due to start filming in London next month (Oct14), will also feature Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett and Melissa Leo.

If Najafi signs on, the sequel, titled London Has Fallen, will be his English-language feature debut.

Bond quit the project, citing creative differences, according to Variety.