Yippie-ki-yay! Rumors have been circulating for years when it comes to Die Hard 5 – but it (finally) appears that the project is picking up steam. Our friends at Twitch managed to snag some info about John McClane’s latest adventure over the weekend and we’re passing it along to you.
According to Twitch, the fifth installment in the Die Hard series is going global – while keeping the family vibe established in the previous film, Live Free or Die Hard, intact. Reports indicate that screenwriter Skip Woods’ script is taking McClane to Russia, where he and his son will be “drawn into conflict with local forces.” Please God, do not let them cast Shia LaBeouf as John McClane’s son…
We can imagine lots of scenarios based on that logline – and most of them are good. The idea of doing another movie with one of the McClane kids involved doesn’t exactly give us the warm-fuzzies, but we’re giving Die Hard 5 the benefit of the doubt until we know A. more about the actual plot, and B. who’s playing the son.
The only real downer to this news is that while the film apparently has a story, it doesn’t have a director. Early reports had filmmaker Noam Murro taking control behind the camera, but he’s now involved with 300: Battle of Artemisia – and it seems unlikely that he can juggle both projects. Twitch sources say director John Moore now has first crack at landing the gig. Moore is best known for directing Behind Enemy Lines and the adaptation of the popular videogame Max Payne. Since Max Payne was pretty mediocre, we’re nervous about this news.
At any rate, it seems like Die Hard 5 is inching ever closer to reality – and not a moment too soon. Bruce Willis is great and all, but he’s not exactly getting any younger. Adding his son to the script feels a lot like a potential “passing of the torch” moment for the franchise. Let’s just hope that works out better than it did for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull…
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I don't see why we can't just leave franchises like this alone. Think about it: Sequels killed Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Shrek, Rocky, Spider-Man, and Jurassic Park in terms of quality. I really don't think I'm ready to add Die Hard to that list. I hope they do this right.
Most intelligent post i've ever read on Fandango...Thank you mman.
I am neither a big Die Hard fan nor a big Shia LaBeouf. With that said, though, I think that Steven Spielberg and George Lucas are all to blame for the big pile of smoking cramp that movie turned into. I just don't understand while people are blaming Shia LaBeouf when it was Steven Spielberg and George Luca who wrote a story that was cramp and wrote dialogue that was crap.It pains me to admit this because I am actually a huge Steven Spielberg and George Luca fan. Oh well.
All I'm saying is that you should give discredit to who discredit is due.
Maybe they meant 'son-in-law,' and Justin Long will come back.
Let's start with the math....McClane's son was at least 2 or 3 years old in the first Die Hard, which was 1988. That makes Junior at least 27 years old, right? Now unless Junior is a tremendous slacker (possible, but desireable?), that means someone who is responsible, and likely more mature than his father, though not as street-wise perhaps.
Here's a plot worth considering: Junior is a slick young entrepreneur who's doing business with the Russian mob...but the twist is that he WANTS to be in business with them, turning Daddy and Junior into adversaries instead of allies.
For that kind of role, I could see Joseph Gordon-Levitt or maybe Bradley Cooper (though he's a bit on the older side).
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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