With November’s Death Wish, his remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson favorite that spawned four sequels, director Eli Roth is all about bringing another generation’s iconic action star back into the type of box office hit he deserves. “We wanted to bring back that great, classic Bruce Willis we all know and love and just do a fun, badass update of a revered classic,” Roth told Yahoo Movies. “I wanted to bring Bruce back to that Fifth Element, Unbreakable, Die Hard glory and have him craft another iconic performance, and I really think he did it.
Venice Beach P.I. Steve Ford (Willis) just had his home robbed, but all he wants when he finds suspects (led by Momoa's Spyder) is return of beloved pooch
New trailer for July film starring Willis and Christensen in race against time to save child held by criminals as leverage over witness to their crime
This revelation was made in Brian Abrams’ book ‘Die Hard: An Oral History’ (via Uproxx), which is a comprehensive breakdown of the film’s journey from book to screen to legendary status. Jeb Stuart was soon tasked with bringing it to life, something that he struggled with immeasurably, especially since he was in so much debt that he had numerous other projects he was working on simultaneously. In Abrams’ book Stuart reveals that one night he returned home to his wife and young children having made no progress with the Paramount, Disney, and Nothing Lasts Forever scripts he’d been working on during the day.
Here are some fascinating things about John McClane’s five cinematic appearances so far. 1. Frank Sinatra was offered the lead role, despite being 73. This is because the film is based on a book called ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’, itself a sequel to ‘The Detective’ by Roderick Thorp. ‘The Detective’ was adapted into a movie in 1968 with Ol’ Blue Eyes and there was a clause in his contract which said he had first refusal on playing the character in a follow-up.
There are many ways to get yourself into the film business. And while historically, both hard work and blind luck have proved equally successful, there’s always this… Writer and producer Eric D. Wilkinson has been working in the movie business since about 2007, but this brilliantly inventive way to get himself work is now going viral. This week he took out a full-page advert in industry bible The Hollywood Reporter pitching his idea for a ‘Die Hard’ sequel.
Yippee-kayay to all – Die Hard 6 is currently being planned by 20th Century Fox, according to reports. US movie site The Wrap says that the sixth movie could be heading back to New York City in 1979 to meet up with the young John McClane. Fox is still in discussions over the movie with director Len Wiseman, who helmed the ‘Underworld’ series, the reboot of 'Total Recall’ with Colin Farrell and 'Live Free Or Die Hard’, the 2007 movie in the 'Die Hard’ series. In all, the movies, which have starred the likes of Jeremy Irons, Alan Rickman and Samuel L. Jackson, have made $1.4 billion at the box office.
If you get through this new trailer for Rock the Kasbah without laughing, you should see a specialist. Murray plays the down-on-his-luck Richie Lanz — a sort of aged version of the sleazy rock manager he portrayed back in the ‘70s on Saturday Night Live named Jerry Aldini. As seen above, he goes on a globetrotting hunt that leads him to a string of offbeat characters played by the likes of Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, and Danny McBride.
Could Bruce Willis have been sacked from the new Woody Allen movie? News emerged earlier this week that the ‘Die Hard’ star had exited the so-far untitled production, which also stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg.