Die Hard 5 in the works

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  1. Nelson Au

    Nelson Au Executive Producer

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    From what I read, The 24/7 title was for a 24 cross over with Die Hard. But Sutherland nixed it as he preferred to do his own franchise rather then dilute both.

    And in possibly the same article, Bruce Willis, who has a cameo in The Expendables, was really excited by the Stallone film and how hard edge it was. So yes, I think Willis is going for the R this time.

    I didn't know about The Expendables till I read about Die Hard 5. That film looks really interesting, from the casting to the execution.

    Edwin, as for the Die Hard 5, it could be like Bond. After the excess of Moonraker, they come back down to basics and do a For Your Eyes Only type of film.
     
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    Obviously. I was talking about the prospect of yet another Die Hard film. The first film was classic. I haven't liked any of the sequels.
     
  3. Edwin-S

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    Well, that's not a bad example. I hope they can bring it back to something along those lines and also recapture some of the humour that arose out of the odd situations and places that he found himself in. Part of what made the first one so good was the "cat and mouse" aspect between the McClaine/Gruber characters. They were never quite able to recapture that dynamic in any of the later ones.
     
  4. RobertR

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    I haven't seen all of DH 4, but I have seen the scene you're talking about. I felt much the same about DH 2. People had to act like utter morons to make the film work. That was the ONLY airport where the planes could land? They effortlessly contact the military when the script tells them to, and they just happen to contact the bad guys who are part of the evil plot? Give me a break.
     
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    A month ago I spoke via email to Devereaux White (Argyle from the original). He said he might appear in a new Die Hard.
     
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    You admitted you threadcrapped in the first place, but now you're going all First Amendment? /img/vbsmilies/htf/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Oh boy. Look, I simply said was that I wasn't too thrilled about the idea of another Die Hard film in a thread started to discuss the possibility of a new Die Hard film. You felt compelled to reply to that comment with a pointless retort. Let's move along, shall we? There's nothing to see here. /img/vbsmilies/htf/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Lots of movies have cartoonish, over-the-top stunts: Die Hard 4, besides the freeway sequence, there's the let's-crash-the-car-into-the-chopper bit (implausible but awesome!), there's the invisible car in Die Another Day, the CGI car crash in Lee Tamahori's Kiss the Girls - it doesn't stop me from enjoying these movies. They're popcorn flicks, not high art
     
  9. Mike Frezon

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    One of my absolute favorites is the car/crane chase/mayhem in Terminator 3. /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif Completely over-the-top...but I love it!
     
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    Definitely and the original Die Hard certainly falls into that category too. Anyone who doesn't think so, try jumping off an exploding building with a fire hose tied around your waist and see what happens. /img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif
     
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    What's crazy is that there is a video online of a car doing just that...minus taking out a chopper. The car hit the tollbooth, which is built like a ramp, and launches the car up and over. Pretty insane.

    Add me to the crowd that enjoyed DH4. I liked all of the big set pieces. I just wish they didn't back peddle and tone down the language.

    And the T3 crane chase was definitely a topper that summer. I just rewatched T3 last weekend. Best part about it was that they didn't use any music, just the sound of engines and destruction.
     
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    The trick is to make the outlandish and impossible look merely implausible and to make the implausible look possible, thereby lulling a person into a willing suspension of disbelief. The stunt in DH4 (mentioned earlier) failed to do that. It just looked laughable. My biggest problem with it was mostly that it required the pilot to suddenly be made stupid in order to get McClaine out of the box the writers had put him in. McClaine's fire hose stunt (although impossible) comes off as plausible because it was derived from a logical mindset: total desperation. He was left with only two choices stay on the roof and surely die or do something mindblowingly crazy and maybe die. The one in DH works because, on some level, people can relate to the idea of doing something unbelievable out of sheer desperation to survive.
     
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    That'd be this one I presume. In the film it worked for me. I loved McClaine's daughter too, I hope she'll be back for DH5:
     
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    I thought the most outrageous thing about DH4 was him shooting himself through the shoulder. I could accept the car flying into the helicopter, but not that. That scene made me think less of the whole movie, which I more or less enjoyed.
     
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    Sorry, I know this is a Die Hard thread but I have to mention one particular stunt in another movie that, to this day still boggles my mind. Like I said earlier, I don't let impossible scenarios ruin my enjoyment of popcorn flicks but this sequence had me in disbelief for a good 15 minutes after it was over. I all kept thinking was, no, uh-uh, no, wtf?. Its the prologue in Goldeneye where Brosnan careens off the cliff while on a motorcycle and "flies" toward the plunging airplane, gets into the cockpit and manages to pull it up out of the abyss and back into the air, averting a sure death! Or maybe what bothered me more was the time it took the plane to descend and not hit the canyon floor. This must have been one of the deepest canyons on Earth!
     
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    One thing about the Die Hard franchise is that the scale of each is grander than the last.

    Die Hard: entire movie takes place in one building
    Die Hard 2: Die Harder: entire movie takes place in an airport complex
    Die Hard with a Vengance: entire movie take place in a single city
    Live Free or Die Hard: entire movie takes place in one country

    Either a fifth movie would defy the trend and go more intimate instead of less intimate, or John McClane will be trotting the globe this time around.
     
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    Die Hard 6: In space, no one can hear you scream, "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker!"
     
  18. RobertR

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    One of my two favorite lines from the original, along with "no shit lady, do I sound like I'm ordering a pizza?"
     
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    For the uninitiated:

    **Language alert**



    Warning...the song can be a real ear-worm and get stuck in your head for days!
     
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    I just finished watching that complete video for the umpteenth time after I posted it above. It always does three things.

    It makes me smile.

    It makes me laugh out loud.

    It makes me want to watch all four DH films again!
     

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