'Independence Day' director Roland Emmerich is in talks to helm James Vanderbilt's 'White House Down'.
The filmmaker - who is best known for disaster movies including 'Independence Day', 'Godzilla' and 'The Day After Tomorrow' - is set to take on directorial duties on the film, which has been written by James Vanderbilt.
It has been compared to the 'Die Hard' series when it was purchased by the studio.
Roland will produce the project alongside Harald Kloser, Bradley Fischer, Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis.
Production is set to begin after the summer, but no cast has yet been confirmed.
German-born Roland is currently shooting an untitled TV movie, and has been linked to an 'Independence Day' follow-up starring Will Smith, but that has not yet been confirmed.