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"Die Hard" not dead yet: New script in works
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/10 | Jay A. Fernandez and Borys Kit

Posted on 05/05/2010 7:03:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – John McClane's string of bad luck may not yet be over.

"Hitman" screenwriter Skip Woods is in negotiations with 20th Century Fox to take a crack at a new "Die Hard" script. The New York cop known for consistently being in the wrong place at the right time has already survived four run-ins with terrorists, traitors and psychotic loose cannons of one stripe or another.

In his last outing, "Live Free or Die Hard," written by Mark Bomback and directed by Len Wiseman in 2007, McClane battled Web terrorists to $378 million in worldwide grosses -- 20 years after pitching Hans Gruber out a broken window at Fox towers. The studio sees another installment as a strong bet.

There's no word yet on the new project's story line, but former Fox executive Alex Young ("Unstoppable") is producing.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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1 posted on 05/05/2010 7:03:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Die Hard, Later: Sponsored by Just for Men hair coloring


2 posted on 05/05/2010 7:04:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: NormsRevenge

....terrorists take over Bruce Willis’ retirement home?


3 posted on 05/05/2010 7:06:50 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: GeronL

.....and spray painted pecs and abs. ;-)


4 posted on 05/05/2010 7:08:28 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: NormsRevenge; Lazamataz; fieldmarshaldj; Impy

His daughter Lucy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is now on the NYPD and her boyfriend (Perdogg), with a heavy sex scene, must save John Mclane (Bruce Willis) who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mob.


5 posted on 05/05/2010 7:09:37 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yipee-Kye-yaaa


6 posted on 05/05/2010 7:10:02 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge

This one needs to have Muslim jihadis! How long has it been since we’ve had Muzzies doing jihad at the box office?


7 posted on 05/05/2010 7:12:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: NormsRevenge

How about the terrorists being Muslim for a change, you know, like the real world?


8 posted on 05/05/2010 7:12:06 PM PDT by TheRealDBear
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Bruce “Charlie Crist” Willis?


9 posted on 05/05/2010 7:13:19 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why? Are you the one writing it?
If you are, I would privately send you some thoughts on the series, if that would help.


10 posted on 05/05/2010 7:15:07 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve seen the original at least 10 times but I wanted my money back after that last one.


11 posted on 05/05/2010 7:15:59 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: GeronL

Would he be orange? LOL!


12 posted on 05/05/2010 7:17:10 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: IrishCatholic

Me, writing scripts..?
Nope. I have a hard time focusing as is.

altho considering some of the stuff on the screen lately.. ;-)


13 posted on 05/05/2010 7:18:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I watch the first one every Christmas. But I think they should let the series die with dignity if it isn't already too late.

Let "Indiana Jones and the Really Bad Script" serve as a warning.

14 posted on 05/05/2010 7:21:02 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Bruce might look good in orange.

Doesn’t David Cameron in the UK look a little orange?


15 posted on 05/05/2010 7:22:10 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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16 posted on 05/05/2010 7:22:19 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

“die with dignity” sounds like the title for the last Die Hard movie.

you win.


17 posted on 05/05/2010 7:27:12 PM PDT by stylin19a (Never buy a putter until you first get a chance to throw it)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ok, then if you aren’t the writer I can give away my movie theme.

McClain shoots a gunman holding a hostage on a bridge in the opening scene.
Then, he has to turn in his badge and gun to internal affairs and sit for the next 40 minutes of the movie filling out paperwork, appearing in court (the next of kin sue.) and sitting at a desk filing cold case files until cleared to go back on the street.

Then, he answers property crime calls till the end of the movie.

Probably more of an art house take on the whole series.


18 posted on 05/05/2010 7:29:41 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: GeronL

Why, yes. I think he does.


19 posted on 05/05/2010 7:31:05 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Tie to have his kid trying to fill the old man’s shoes, like Indiana Jones.


20 posted on 05/05/2010 7:33:12 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: NormsRevenge

4 Die Hards and eacxhe one just a little more ridiculous than the last one.

The one where the planes couldnt land at Dulles was so stupid it reeked. At least 5 airports in that area, not counting military ones.


21 posted on 05/05/2010 7:50:12 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge

Die Hard - Excellent!
Die Hard II - SUCKED
Die Hard III - Much better than II
Die Hard IV - Excellent!
Die Hard V - probably back to sucked.


22 posted on 05/05/2010 7:50:32 PM PDT by diverteach (D.C. has become Jonestown.)
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To: IrishCatholic
It's been done (Vic Mackey at his desk job in The Shield finale).


23 posted on 05/05/2010 8:03:03 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: NormsRevenge
For Die Hard V perhaps Hans Gruber had a son...
24 posted on 05/05/2010 8:05:08 PM PDT by Pox
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To: Larry Lucido

Sorry, I never got into that series.

Shoot. I guess we can just kill some white guys with bigger explosions then. We can call it “Die Hard, no, we’re serious!”


25 posted on 05/05/2010 8:08:13 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: NormsRevenge

This one should have a talking pie.


26 posted on 05/05/2010 8:08:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: NormsRevenge

Welcome to the colonoscopy pal!

27 posted on 05/05/2010 8:08:38 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: TheRealDBear

Back when the Somali pirates were terrorizing ships, I thought it might make a good Die Hard setting...McClane and his long suffering wife finally launch off on a vacation where there’s no chance of becoming high rise or airborne hostages—they go on a cruise....


28 posted on 05/05/2010 8:08:52 PM PDT by giotto
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To: NormsRevenge

Obamacare: Die Hardest

John McClane is taken injured to the hospital. Now that he’s finally in the last sequel, little does he know his QALY score isn’t high enough to be saved. John has to battle government bureaucrats, a psycho-euthanizng nurse (played by Hillary Clinton) shrieking “My plans have finally come true!”, a cameo by Jack Kevorkian, a host of doctors with end of life orders and blue pills.


29 posted on 05/05/2010 8:19:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Pox; Perdogg; Impy
How 'bout Hans McGruber ?
30 posted on 05/05/2010 8:23:12 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: NormsRevenge

You can call me...Roy..

31 posted on 05/05/2010 8:23:39 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: DeFault User

Gabby: "Hey Roy, them are Indians a comin' after us ..."
Roy: "Not to worry Gabby, they're American-Indians ..."

32 posted on 05/05/2010 10:59:13 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Larry Lucido; NormsRevenge

“Die Hard, Huh?” John McClain needs a new battery for his hearing aid and walks into a Beltone Hearing Center, which has just been overrun by terrorists led by John Goodman.

>>> It’s been done (Vic Mackey at his desk job in The Shield finale).

Might be worth recalling that the Shield’s final scene showed Vic Mackey strapping on his pistol, walking away from the desk, and going back into the night to look for trouble. With or without sanction.


33 posted on 05/06/2010 12:14:52 AM PDT by tlb
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To: Jack Hydrazine
This one needs to have Muslim jihadis! How long has it been since we’ve had Muzzies doing jihad at the box office?

Right off the top of my head I'd have to say True Lies (1994).

34 posted on 05/06/2010 12:17:53 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: diverteach

Die Hard III was absolutely terrible, whereas Die Hard II was tremendous fun - are you sure you didn’t mix the two up?


35 posted on 05/06/2010 2:44:40 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: NormsRevenge
Just a little repost, totally useless to your thread. ;)


36 posted on 05/06/2010 3:23:57 AM PDT by Daffynition ( Someday we'll know why love can't move a mountain.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Another SNL movie.

Some of my cousin’s were shocked I didn’t particularity care for Night at the Roxbury.

I like Wayne’s World and Coneheads.


37 posted on 05/06/2010 6:55:07 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

I’m reminded of that episode of South Park where they had Lucas and Spielberg molesting Indiana Jones.


38 posted on 05/06/2010 6:59:52 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy

They showed it in the recent Mohammadan ep, too. And, yup, they did rape Indy in that last movie. I felt embarrassment for the entire spectacle.


39 posted on 05/06/2010 7:07:39 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: stylin19a

Die HARD, with dignity. ;)


40 posted on 05/06/2010 7:12:19 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj

Right - on the pinball machine a la ‘The Accused’.

The last Die Hard, along with the last Rocky and Rambo flicks were enjoyable to good (IMO). Better another reasonably well done Die Hard film than a ‘reboot/remake’ like the upcoming Red Dawn or A-Team ‘stink from 10 miles away’ duds.

The next Star Trek comes out in 2012 - should be good stuff! On the other hand, Indiana Jones 5 is also slated for 2012 - I’ll pass on that one, the last one was drivel.


41 posted on 05/06/2010 7:13:22 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Paul Ryan/Greg Abbott in 2012.)
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To: Impy

Coneheads??? YOU LIKE CONEHEADS?!?!

I thought I was the only person in North America that liked it! That’s one of those flicks that I’ll watch (although I haven’t seen it in years) anytime!

“The flerndip Ronnie”


42 posted on 05/06/2010 7:19:54 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Paul Ryan/Greg Abbott in 2012.)
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To: Impy; GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; AdvisorB

“Roxbury” was a bad idea to begin with. SNL has been trying to surpass or equal “The Blues Brothers” for the past 30 years, and they will never do so. Firstly, most of the skits are so bad and the players so forgettable these days, it’s hard to. I really don’t watch it anymore (especially after Farley and Hartman, the last “best” performers), it just went sadly downhill, and is only kept on the air because it is an institution. They should’ve canned it around 2000, and that’s being generous.

As for “Wayne’s World”, that was probably the best SNL spin-off movie from the ‘90s. “Coneheads” they waited WAY too long to do, and it should’ve been done right about the same time they did TBB in ‘80 (’81 would’ve been fantastic, and Belushi & Aykroyd could’ve been in it instead of that awful waste “Neighbors”). The worst thing they did, hands down, was TBB sequel, TBB: 2000. No Joliet Jake, no Blues Brothers. Hell, I’m still mad at Johnny Belushi for OD’ing. Think of all the great movies we might’ve had had he cleaned up his act.


43 posted on 05/06/2010 7:20:50 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; BillyBoy; Clemenza

What I find really odd is the plethora of movies they are allegedly making named after board games.

Battleship, Candy Land, ect.


44 posted on 05/06/2010 7:24:27 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy

It’s called “scraping the bottom of the barrel.” I expect by 2020, we’ll be down to movies called “Smegma” and “Ow, My Balls.”


45 posted on 05/06/2010 7:26:31 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

Yeah.

Connie Conehead (film version only) was the world’s hottest bald chick.


46 posted on 05/06/2010 7:27:30 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj

Yes Connie Conehead!

The bald chick from the first Star Trek movie was hot too!

Hmmm...bald chicks...must call g/f to see if she would indulge...


47 posted on 05/06/2010 7:30:24 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Paul Ryan/Greg Abbott in 2012.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

I liked the first Roxbury skit with Jim Carrey. I was surprised it became a recurring skit.

I liked Will Ferrell, especially his Bush. I pretty much quit watching regularly after he left.

The firing of Norm MacDonald was the first nail for me his weekend update was my favorite part of the show. Weekend update sucks monkey balls now.


48 posted on 05/06/2010 7:31:20 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy

‘Cept Connie wore a baldcap, she didn’t shave her head. Persis DID shave her head. I preferred both actresses with long hair...


49 posted on 05/06/2010 7:32:00 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Impy
False.


50 posted on 05/06/2010 7:33:06 AM PDT by Bratch
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