Oh my god. That's brilliant!
Jump to content
Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:14 PM
Posted 04 August 2011 - 01:04 AM
Posted 04 August 2011 - 04:36 AM
Posted 12 October 2011 - 10:07 PM
Die Hard 5 has been confirmed for release on February 14, 2013.
The latest instalment in the Bruce Willis action franchise will be named A Good Day to Die Hard, and will centre around John McClane and his son getting involved in a prison escape.
Willis will return in the lead role, while Max Payne's John Moore will direct the film from a script drafted by The A-Team's Skip Woods.
20th Century Fox said in a statement: "Since the first Die Hard in 1988, John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy number one for terrorists the world over.
"Now, McClane faces his greatest challenge ever, this time on an international stage, when his estranged son Jack is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader, and father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy."
Filming is scheduled to begin in Russia in January, 2012.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:47 AM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:07 AM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:54 AM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:37 AM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:35 AM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:17 AM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:36 AM
The Plot seems okay to me
Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:37 PM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:41 PM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:19 PM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:36 PM
I think the problem with the DIE HARD franchise is that the series has moved away from the elements that made the original so good in the name of making things "bigger and better". DIE HARD was set on three or four floors of a skyscraper. DIE HARDER was set in an airport. DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE was (mostly) in lower Manhattan. And LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD took in two or three states. But A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD is set in a prison. Even if the prison is larger than Nakatomi Plaza, it's still a smaller environment.
The other thing that they need to address is the villain. Hans Gruber was good because everyone thought he was a terrorist when he was a bank robber. But none of the others are really that great; the Colonel in DIE HARDER was okay, but only because he wasn't motivated by money. DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE set Simon Gruber up as Hans' older brother out for revenge, but then revealed that he was just performing a heist. And LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD was setting Thomas Gabriel (a pretentious a 1980s B-movie villain name if there ever was one) up as a rogue government operative who worked for a foreign power because he was outsed from his job, but then revealed that he was just about money, too. I think that what A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD needs is a strong villain, someone with an interesting motive. Since it's set in a Russian prison, the first thing I can think of is a villain who takes control of the prison to show the world that the Russian government doesn't really have any degree of control at a time when they need it the most. Get rid of the financial motivations; it's too basic, and it's boring.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:52 PM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:50 PM
Kinda hoping Hans Gruber survived the fall, and Alan Rickman returns.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:50 PM
I thought the A Team was a lot of fun (and very funny), but I'm really not a big fan of the Die Hard movies.
Posted 14 October 2011 - 06:21 AM
Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:07 PM
Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:23 PM
Posted 14 October 2011 - 01:43 PM
Posted 17 October 2011 - 12:04 PM
Posted 17 October 2011 - 12:52 PM
I've found a few more details about the basic plot, which actually sounds pretty decent - McClane is in Russia because his son got in a spot of trouble with the local authorities, and now he's trying to sweet-talk the Russians into letting McClane Jnr. out of prison. But it would appear at McClane Jnr.'s arrest is not what it seems, and he is somehow complicit in the plot. McClane goes to the prison to escort his son home, but he is just in time to catch an uprising.
Die Hard in Japan? Yeah, I like that idea. Still needs a more specific setting, though: it's hard to beat a skyscraper-then-an-airport.
How about chucking him in a prison? Do the wrongful arrest thing, then stick him in some massive prison, fighting the inmates all the way, riots etc. then inevitably some terrorists/thieves turn up for some reason. Oh I dunno.
They're seriously calling this A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD? Good grief. All of a sudden, SKYFALL looks like the greatest title ever conceived.
The February release date also seems a very strange move. The plot sounds appalling (thanks, guys, another McClane-and-young-male-sidekick buddy movie, only this time it's his son - no, really, thank you), the choice of director stunningly unexciting, and the prison backdrop a gigantic yawn.
Basically, it seems as though they've gone out their way to create precisely the kind of movie that DIE HARD fans don't want.