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DIE HARD 5 Rolls In 2011?? Bruce Willis Says 'Probably'...

Merrick here...
In THIS discussion with MTV, Bruce Willis indicates that a fifth DIE HARD film has been scripted...that adjustments are being made to said script...and that the project's "probably going to happen in 2011."
I am batshit crazy for his John McClane character and would welcome another DIE HARD picture - as long as it's not tepid and sedated like LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD, the series' most recent installment. They need to get a director who understands visceral impact and bravado - someone who'll give the conceit its pulse back and restore that DIE HARD attitude/vibe/snark. Not too many directors are like that these days...they need someone like Stallone. Not sure how literal I'm being with that suggestion...just thinking out loud. Speaking of which, recent indications are that Stallone hopes to ramp up his EXPENDABLES sequel sometime early next year - other scuttlebutt suggests that Bruce Willis would appear in that picture playing a far more significant role than he did in the first movie. It'll be interesting to see how all of his impacts the progression of a new DIE HARD film, if it does at all.
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  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Bruce Willis can't spell, when he speaks?

    by SoylentMean

    I'm still mad about Live Free or Don't Say Yippie Kay Yay Motherfucker...

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Oh, you fixed it, you sneaky bastard...

    by SoylentMean

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    and I'm looking forward to seeing Red

    by SoylentMean

    just thought I'd share

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 5?

    by shiekybaby

    Oh for fuck sake.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    But it will be good?

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Because if it's gonna be like the last one, Bruce, my man, please, go make a better looking daughter.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    ahem..

    by smylexx

    We can obviously rule out McTiernan directing this since he's getting some hot man-love action in a prison shower as we speak.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Give it back to Mcteirnan

    by UGG

    come on seem's an easy choice, is all his court dealing's done with?

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Best news I've heard in a long time

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Make it dark, make it violent. And I'm not opposed to John actually dying at the end. Maybe off-camera. Have him sustain some injuries we KNOW are gonna be fatal, then maybe let him die offscreen, or even after the film ends. Yippe kay yay, brother trucker.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Bald McClane.

    by ThroughTheBrokenWindowWithDancinDelroyLindo

    Stallone is actually a great choice, but I don't think he would helm such a seminal character and essentially an ego project for Willis. Bruce just needs a great villain played by a formidable actor - that's the key to the movie's success. Growing back some hair wouldn't hurt, along with not having to interact with 20-something's the whole damn time.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    smlexx is correct

    by Abominable Snowcone

    McTiernan was indeed sentenced to do some time last week. Should be out of commission a few months.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Great, let's hope "Expendables 2" steps in front of another far

    by SentryDoodie

    We retarded americans chose the expendables over Scott Pilgrim... even this vet hated expendables

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Aaa guess not

    by UGG

    he's busy for a year

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Chrisoper Waltz as a Gruber cousin/little brother

    by UGG

    or some British thesp

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Stallone

    by TheOneThatSaysBADMOTHERFUCKER

    you know what, i think thats an inspired bit of casting. If Stallone went with the tone of RAMBO, i.e. violent, HARD R yet focused on an aged McClane I'd be down. Oh yeah, and a good script of course. "Yippie Ki Yay MOTHERFUCKA!!!"

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Change McTeirnan sentencing

    by lochkray

    Make him direct Die Hard 5 Pro bono. And for god's sake, have a good script. Die Hard 4.0 is like Kingdom of the Crystal Skull for me. Made a lot of the same mistakes, considering what different series they are. And make it R. PG13 "Die Hard" is more like "Die Somewhat Uncooperatively". It just don't work.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    @TheOneThatSaysBADMOTHERFUCKER

    by cameron1975willi

    You mean Stallone to direct? Interesting idea. Gotta say John McTiernan would be my first choice. Afterall, he did direct the greatest action movie of all time and The Hunt for Red October and Predator. Even The last Action Hero has some elements that are better than anything Michael Bay has ever done.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Shane Black?

    by henrydalton

    Just throwing it out there...

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Kill the girl

    by durikaj

    You have to go after McClane's family. That's the only way to bring the right tone to Die Hard 5. Another possibility...make his son the villain!

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    I think he meant "poor baby"...

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    ...for having to make all of these ridiculous, unwanted sequels.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Make it a prison movie, and give it to McTeirnan

    by David Cloverfield

    McClane convicted, prison under siege, yadda, yadda, yadda. Imagine the publicity, if it was shot by an inmate.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Diehard 4 was fun!

    by TheDudeinLA

    I don't get all the flack for that movie. With all the crappy sequels. That sure wasn't one of them. Indiana Jones 4 anyone?

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    It doesn't need to be bigger...

    by cubs_fan975

    I've said this before. They need to bring back the clautrophobic atmosphere of the 1st movie. He was stuck in that building and could not leave had he wanted too. The action was in a confined space. Even, to a degree, the second one had that. Granted he could have left Dulles, but he couldn't because Holly was on the plane. And the majority of the action was at Dulles. I just do not believe bigger is always better, and I'm not really suggesting another building scenerio, but I do not want to see a "John McClain saves the world" Die Hard movie. I want to see McClain forced into a position where its going to be fight or die. Thats the Die Hard movie I want to see.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Put that Script down! Die Hard 5 is for Closers........

    by SmokieGeezer

    "I made 975,000 lat year....How much you make?"

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Martin Kove for The Badguy.....

    by SmokieGeezer

    Or give me Hollywood money ($200m) to make JOHN KREESE BEGINS. Americas Greatest Hero.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    I know...

    by cameron1975willi

    ...Shia LeBouef could play John Mclane's estranged son, who is also a policeman living in the shadow of his father's awesome rep....

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    This calls for the return of "Walter B"!

    by Rocco Curioso

    Only Mr. Willis himself can truly confirm or deny this endeavor. He's been 'round these parts before... no reason to think he won't rear his shaven head yet again.<P>Loved "Live Free Or Die Hard", btw... the unrated version (and lest we forget Vern's impassioned rant calling for an "R" rating before the fact). May I suggest a few supporting cast members?:<P>Lance Henricksen as McClane's boss (chief of police, or whatnot).<P>Ian McShane as the top dog bad guy.<P>Scott Adkins as the bad guy's muscle.<P>Bring back Mary Elizabeth Winstead.<P>Ryan Gosling as the bad guy hacker/techie a la "Theo" from the first movie.<P>No replacements for the audience wink Kevin Smith cameo or Justin Long comic relief, TYVM.<P>Don't hinder the budget. Don't wuss out this time; make it rated R.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Die Hard V:

    by Aquatarkusman

    So Very Tired. "Again with the East Germans!"

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Confinement does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    David Cloverfield - fantastic idea about setting it in a prison.<p> The original DIE HARD concept was one guy vs many in 'confinement'.<p> That confinement concept was ripped off by PASSENGER 57 (on a plane), UNDER SIEGE 1 & 2(on a boat, on a train), and CLIFFHANGER (on a mountain).<p> Yet the actual DIE HARD sequels drifed slowly but surely away from the original concept with each movie.<p> Bring back the confinement! Put McClane locked down in a prison takeover trying to rescue the hostages and slaying the bad guys one by one.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    SmokieGeezer, another sterling idea. Kove needs to get back on our screens. And fast. He's letting Eric Roberts hog all the elder bag guy roles.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Make it R, make it fun, make it

    by Sonny_Williams

    everything LFODH wasn't! I still can't believe how uninspired and DULL it was, regardless of whatever positive attributes it had. A Shane Black script would be tits, for sure. DH5 needs to be made to atone for the sins of its predecessor.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Neill Blomkamp

    by BWOzar

    Is my suggestion for Die Hard 5. He's proven he can do great R-rated action with a touch of humor - a punchy script and he'd be golden. Plus Fox already has some interest and relationship with him from the Halo abortion. Love the Shane Black suggestion from henrydalton too - good fit, but he hasn't done anything in years and I'm not sure how I feel about turning over Die Hard to the guy responsible for the Lethal Weapon series...

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    expendables was terrible.

    by HelveticaConspiracy

    really. just bad. poorly paced. ridiculously acted. wasted cameos (and the award for 'worst use of schwarzenegger in a film' goes to...). terrible fight choreography. distracting, ugly cgi blood. godawful dialogue. and, brain dead plot. and, on top of all that, merrick recommends stallone for 'die hard'. right. 'live free or die hard' was WAY more fun than 'expendables'. the suv fight between mcclane and mai was more kick ass than the entire 'expendables' film. so, there's that...

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I agree Cobra--Kai

    by STLost

    It needs to focus on McClane (solo) vs the Baddies. <P> The prison idea is a good one, David Cloverfield.

  • Kathryn Bigelow.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    hadn't heard about McTiernon before.

    by WickedJacob

    from cbs news: "The judge taunted McTiernan, saying that a prison sentence will mean he won't be able to eat "aged cheeses, cured meats or red wine" and that the man had led a privileged life where the worst thing that had happened was getting a scholarship to Exeter prep school." LOL.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    I'm sure JettL has the script

    by DickButtkiss

    Or maybe he wrote it.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Ben Affleck could direct a good Die Hard movie

    by JackSlater4

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Bigelow, great suggestion. I didn't wholeheartedly like THE HURT LOCKER but the little action sequence when they bump into the SAS patrol and get caught up in a sniper duel was superb.<p> What was McTiernan's crime btw?

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    McTiernan

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    Can write it while in prison and then direct once he gets out in four-five months for good behavior. The original Die Hard is damn near the perfect action film, and some of his other stuff (Red October, Predator) is great as well. Die Hard with a Vengeance proved he knows how to handle the McLaine character, I say give him another shot. And, go with the R rating please.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Agreed with Ben Affleck

    by SmokingRobot

    Please, no more ridiculous, over-the-top cartoons. Let's make a real movie about a real person, John McClane?

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    @cameron1975willi

    by TheOneThatSaysBADMOTHERFUCKER

    yeah but seeing how McTiernan is goin' away for awhile, I'd like to see Stallone take a crack at it. But someone has since mentioned Shane Black and that would be bad ass. Hell, atleast it'll have a awesome script...Now I'm TEAM SHANE

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST

    What's happening with the Moonlighting reunion?

    by Carl's hat

    Bruce baby, fuck the constipated looking personna and roles you've been playing now for about 20 years. Free wheelin', Motown lovin', girl watchin' David Addison needs to come back. It's part of your legacy man, it's like Shatner's Kirk. Don't let any new kids fuck it up.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    The open city Die Hard doesn't feel right

    by Heckles

    Whether he's running around NYC with Jackson or Washington D.C. with the Mac kid, it doesn't feel right having the Die Hard set-up in such an open area. Stick him another giant building and throw a ton of foreign baddies loose.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Bigelow or Affeck as director

    by Rocco Curioso

    Both good ideas, leaning towards Bigelow IMO.<P>@Cobra--Kai: McTiernan was found guilty of perjury for lying to the FBI re. his association with private investigator Anthony Pellicano, who allegedly wiretapped a movie producer on McTiernan's behalf. Pending appeal, he'll be in prison for 1 year.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    SmokieGeezer...

    by ThroughTheBrokenWindowWithDancinDelroyLindo

    ...we're in 100% agreement about Kove. I want to see Kreese and Terry Silver fighting together back in Vietnam - where, after all, Kreese saved his life. We will learn how this dynamic duo forged their hatreds for the "Yellow Man". Kove is an enigma; though intimidating in the movies, he can be somewhat effeminate in real life (I dare not speculate as to the potential implications of said effeminate tendencies).

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 4.2: Ignore the last one

    by Indiana-Joe

    When every previous entry in a franchise is R the follow ups need to be too or the whole thing feels off. I hope they go over the top with swearing and violence in the next one to make up for the last one. I can do without Bruce Willis tapdancing on the wing of a fighter jet if he tells somebody "Yippie kay ay, stupid cunt!" and saves a few bucks on the budget in the process to avoid dumbing it down for 14 year olds to take their little sweeties to a big people movie and try and rub a nipple over the shirt. Run on sentences be damned too.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Cobra Kai

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Lying to feds. Guess it's a big deal. But hey, it's Mr. Die Hard. Let him loose!<p> Put McClane in a wilderness reserve or some shit. Set it outdoors, but confined somehow. If that makes any sense.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    @by BWOzar

    by TheOneThatSaysBADMOTHERFUCKER

    yeah Shane was responsible for the Leathal Weapon series BUT he was also responsible for Predator! See where this is going? McTiernan/Predator S.Black/Predator! AND he was even IN it for Chrissakes! For that he gets a pass on the Lethal Weapon Series in my book(i like the first on alot) p.s. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is still the BALLS #TEAMSHANE

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Stallone would be EPIC.

    by ONeillSG1

    Do this and Expendables back to back. AWESOME.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    If they shoot this 3D they can release the R rated version

    by JackSlater4

    and still pull in PG-13 money.<P> And I wish people would quit bitching about PG-13 Live Free or Die Hard, it was awesome in the theater and all the f-bombs and blood are on the DVD

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    And if they can release simultaneous

    by JackSlater4

    2D and 3D versions of the same movie, why can't they release PG-13 and R rated cuts of a movie at the same time? Seems like they are leaving money on the table.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    STALLONE TO DIRECT DIE HARD 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Illuminate

    Stallone would be a fantastic choice to revamp the Die Hard movies. Len Wiseman is a great director, but he did not go out of his way to make sure Die Hard 4 was what the fans wanted. 1. The stupid title which Bruce Willis and everyone else did not like, "Live Free or Die Hard", give me a fucking break, it sounds like a public service announcement, which leads to: 2. As everyone has said it should have been rated R and Wiseman should have gone to bat to make sure it was. There are some movies that lose credibility if you don't keep them "R" and that would be The Matrix and etc. Stallone is pushing out edgy movies and he would make a great Director. Die Hard is so popular that it's always going to make money no matter what so the powers that be being sissies and going for a pg-13 is silly.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    Stallone directing Die Hard 5 wouldn't feel right.

    by JackSlater4

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    It would be like Stallone directing Terminator 5

    by JackSlater4

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    call it DIE HARDEST please

    by DonLogan

    and scale it down to one location. I agree that Die Hard never felt right in the open spaces. Neither did the fact he shaved his head. 16 Blocks looked and felt a little more like a Die Hard movie than Live Free or Die Hard did. That prison idea isn't bad at all though...

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain, I was thinking the exact same thing

    by JackSlater4

    Kevin Smith too.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Not gonna lie...didn't hate Live Free or Die Hard

    by ApolloBrowncoat

    Maybe because I saw it on DVD and not the neutered theatrical version. Either way, I'm game for a fifth one.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Which comedian made the Die Hard joke...

    by Bill Clay

    ...about each sequel getting bigger and bigger? "First he saves a building, then an airport, then all of New York City. Next one he'll be in space saving the whole world!"

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 4 was just fine...

    by jjwalrus

    What do you expect from a 20 year old franchise in it's 4th installment? I liked it a lot. It also served as sort of an effective ret-con... One of the most laughable things about Die Hard was this idea that one cop is in the wrong place at the wrong time. LFODH made it clear that Bruce was simply the type of guy who stepped up in situations where a hero was needed. I also liked how his family life was shit because of his dedication to the job and he was somewhat reconciled with that. Also loved the John as old school/analog vs a digital world and digital villians. Yeah it had a different tone then the others but a very nice movie if you can get past the obvious complaints.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    also Die Hard 4...

    by jjwalrus

    was fairly well received by the public.... which is why there will be a Die Hard 5.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    bringing back old partners...

    by jjwalrus

    Hmm... if you're staying true to the character I'm pretty sure that he's alienated Al Powell, Zeus, and anyone else that he's become friends with. John doesn't play with others well and I believe that all of his relationships turn to shit. I'm overthinking it of course but I think it fits the character to not have any connections to the old characters.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Actually, McTiernan is free, on bond...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...pending appeal. Apparently, he was questioned, without an attorney present, after a long flight, no sleep and an unspecified number of cocktails; and he and his defense team are saying his statements were "coerced" (or otherwise wrongfully obtained) and are therefore inadmissible. So anyway... he is not frequenting any prison showers, at this point. However, he *is* reportedly down to his last $100,000, in his bank account; so I suppose he could use the work, if a studio were so inclined, to hire him.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    "can I get another dead asian hooker bitch over here right away"

    by JackSlater4

    Classic John McClane line.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 4

    by Ditko

    was fun. I don´t know what you people expect. It was better than 2 and probably 3 too. 3 is overated and pretty stupid.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Does anyone else feel this way about Die Hard 2 and 3...

    by jjwalrus

    Die Hard 3 feels like a legitimate sequel to Die Hard. Same director, better plot, more cohesive story. Die Hard 2... feels almost like shitty Die Hard fan fiction. Stupid premise, forced reintroductions of un-needed characters (Al Powell, that red-headed newsguy). Die Hard 2 has some nice action sequences, but the events aren't mentioned in any of the other movies. It's almost like it didn't happen.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 2 is the weakest one, still good though

    by JackSlater4

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 2 was the first indication...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...that Renny Harlin wasn't that good of a director. The final confirmation, of that fact was 'Cutthroat Island'. He simultaneously killed his directing career and the acting career, of his then wife Geena Davis.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Expendables dream sequel

    by Ben_Richards_Bomb_Collar

    Stallone finds out Willis is a bad guy, needs to take him out. But he needs more help, so Stallone and the Expendables team up with Stallone's old partner Schwarzenegger and his group of mercenaries. Segal, Van Damme, and Snipes are the main guys on Arnold's team. Lights, camera, boner.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Yeah they seem to be extra going after em.

    by UltraTron

    He claimed his client had not been read his rights when first speaking with the FBI, nor was told he was the subject of an investigation. I wonder what the hell he was up too. Why was he spying on that guy? What kind of a maniac have we all been privy to creating? I personally paid for his 3rd home just from Predator tickets and various laserdisc and DVD versions alone

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Stallone could be close...

    by STLost

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  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Die Hard is consistant series

    by tomimt

    It consistantly gets worse by every new installment. But yeah, I've never been gaga over parts 3 and 4. 3 is pretty meh movie, with a couple of action scenes, 4 is just action, that get stupider towards the end.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Van Damme for EX2

    by marineboy

    Purleeeeaaaasssseee!! Oh and Stallone for Die Hard 5 and Terminator 5 too :)

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Cornponious says, "Why?"

    by cornponious

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Did you see The Expendables, Merrick?

    by emteem

    Because you're right... people fighting in the dark in extreme close-ups so you have no idea who the hell is who even if it wasn't edited like complete shit and CGI blood spraying everywhere would be so much better than what Wiseman did.<p>

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    This sounds stupid but...

    by thecomedian

    Bruce needs to swallow his pride and grow the receding hairline out or get a rug that looks like it. I know, I know it seems stupid but a lot of people associate John McClane with that look. Live Free Or Die Hard was just same old bald Bruce we've seen since Unbreakable. He doesn't have a problem putting on a rug for other roles. I'm sure he could grown the McClane hair out without a rug.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Geena Davis killed her own acting career

    by tomimt

    she never was any good at it in the first place. But she actually did her best movie with Harlin: Long kiss Goodnight, which I would rank among the best action movies of 90's

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    The Extended cut of Die Hard 4.0

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    As it was called in the UK wasn't bad at all. The second best i'd say. We don't need another though.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    I'm certainly not in love with Wiseman

    by emteem

    I didn't like the Underworld movies. I liked Die Hard 4 more than most of you, and I kinda enjoyed the first episode of Hawaii Five-0... I understand that the editors here have a Pro-Stallone and Anti-Wiseman stance always and forever, but nobody speaking objectively could argue that The Expendables is a better directed film than Live Free or Die Hard. You may like it more for reason legitimate or reasons like the AICN editors do. That's fine, but The Expendables committed just about every sin of what Vern has dubbed Post-Action Action Movies.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Must we make it a quintet?

    by moviemaniac-7

    Honestly, leave the icons of yesteryear alone (yes, I am looking at you retro-inspired stuff that floods my tv, dvd and cinema every chance you get). The thing with Die Hard 4 was that it was basically a 24 story line without the bas-assness of Jack Bauer or the writers having the guts to go really crazy. Now, wasn't there an idea for a Die Hard movie set in an underwater city back in the mid to late 1990s? There's an idea that would be so fucked up crazy that it might actually work.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I didn't realize Wiseman directed the Hawaii 5-o pilot

    by JackSlater4

    It makes sense, I thought the action was very well done for TV.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    A Shane Black script with McTiernan Directing

    by KillaKane

    McClane's gotta get back to his roots, DH4 was a humorless OTT shill, McClane sans mojo.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by emteem

    ...before the season began I thought Hawaii Five-0 looked like crap and that Chase looked like it might be kind of fun, but in reality it turns out that Hawaii Five-0 is kind of fun, and Chase is crap.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    2 Things... maybe 3.

    by DrGoodspeed

    Can John McClane PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE have his hair back, and have a 5'oclock? I can't really get behind a PG-13 "Die Hard" with John McClane looking like... well, not himself. John McClane is one of the coolest action characters ever... bring him back. (still haven't seen die hard 4, refuse to) AND another thing, where is the casting call for the expendables sequel? I want in! Even if it's guy with broken neck #6. OH and my 3rd thing... R. Die Hard must be rated R for fuck's sake.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    tomimt

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Interesting. I think her most visible, widely seen role was in Thelma & Louise. I saw Long Kiss Goodnight, in the theater way back, in whatever year it came out. I seem to recall it had some style to it; but it wasn't any kind of a boost to either of their careers. The stink of Cutthroat Island had stuck to them and there was no escaping it. That film seems to have caused the disappearance of Matthew Modine as well.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Couldn't agree more

    by emteem

    A non-R rated Die Hard film should never exist!

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    It should be called "Old Habits Die Hard"

    by Angrypanda

    And it should be the last movie, have the villain be grubers son and move it somewhere like a cruse ship or even tall building where McClane is supposed to be to celebrate his retirement from law enforcement

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Other directors that could do this justice

    by JackSlater4

    Doug Liman<P> Christophe Gans<P> John Singleton<P> Robert Rodriguez<P> Luc Besson<P> Pierre Morel

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Shane Black would be awesome, but the script

    by JackSlater4

    is already at the rewrite stage, and after Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, I'm not sure what kind of movies he wants to make anymore.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    They need a director who understands visceral impact and bravad

    by Tigger Tales

    well spoken

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Keep Stallone as far away from this as possible.

    by Somerichs

    yes

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    ELI ROTH to play McClane's son in law, Geoffrey Stone

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    AARON JOHNSON to play head-strong intern at NYPD

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    CHRIS TUCKER to play McClane's partner, comic relief

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    They Should Just Re-Release The First Movie...

    by Acquanetta

    ...because that's the only way fanboys are going to be happy. Deep down, they don't really want to see a Die Hard two decades after the fact. They want to see the first one again and convince themselves that living in the past is perfectly normal for adults. Of course, in the event that the studio is more concerned with reaching a wide audience- as opposed to a relatively niche demographic like those who worry a PG13 rating won't be "gritty" enough- they should just make the kind of Die Hard sequel Bruce wants to make at this stage of his career. It worked out pretty well for them last time- hence the only reason there is likely to be a Die Hard 5.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    they should have a prequel where he saves one person

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    jimmy rabbitte

    by tomimt

    It's true, that Thelma & Louise is Davise's best known role, but it's hardly her best. The movie works mostly because she is surrounded by far more talented cast. But as her best, and Harlins as well, I'd rank Long Kiss Goodnight.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    My prediction...

    by ATARI

    It will be rated PG-13 and is will suck balls.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    <now hear this>

    by treatment

    if original Die Hard were released today it would still be the greatest action film of all time. my only request for 5 is to place McClane back within a confined environment. another tall building type scenario would not only be nostalgic ...but it just simply worked best (see Die Hard 2-4).

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    I'm done with DIE HARD

    by AsimovLives

    Thanks for the first and 3rd movies, but i'm done with it.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Bring Back Hans Gruber

    by cosmic_dolphin

    We never actually saw him dead , all we know is he fell...could have fallen into the swimming pool for all we know. Imagine McClane gets kidnapped by persons unknown finds himself incarcerated with his ex wife and kids along with all the other good guy characters from previous movies. He leads the escape only to find it's all been masterminded by a crippled Gruber. I'd pay to see THAT.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    CONFIMED: Peter Jackson Directing 'The Hobbit'

    by KilliK

    just an official confirmation,since it was a done deal from the start:<br /> <p>http://bit.ly/9LIoWa

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    I'm done with ASIMOVLIVES

    by JackSlater4

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Isn't he too old for this shit already?

    by AsimovLives

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    JackSlater4

    by AsimovLives

    Poor baby! What do you want, a candy to make your woes go away?

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Live Free or Die Hard was awesome

    by SuperSaiyan2112

    Suck it, fat asses.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    cosmic_dolphin

    by AsimovLives

    From that height, falling into a swiming pool would be the same as falling into concrete, same result. It's not the impact that kills you, but the suddent stop. Water does it as well as concrete. It's called inertia.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Am i the only one...

    by mastes360

    Who absolutely loves Die Hard 2 almost as much as the first film?. Its 3 and 3 that are the worst imo although both films are still worthy Die Hards and great action films. The second one just felt more like the first to me with the confined space (airport) and McClane at his wisecracking best, the action also felt a lot like the first film.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Defending hacks and bad movies.

    by AsimovLives

    I really believe some people in here don't give a fuck about movies at all, despiste their claims to movie geekdom.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Avatatar - Future Earth revealed:

    by KilliK

    http://bit.ly/9Pdjb9<br /> <p>FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    if he's still a single loser, count me out

    by sith_rising

    seriously, why the fuck does Holly keep leaving his ass? I mean, he's a hard guy to live with, but get the fuck over it and quit your precious job at Nakatomi you stuck-up bitch! McClane should have his own combat ranch or something like Blackwater, since he's killed more people than the Navy SeALs. he should be some kind of consultant to government agencies and teach close-combat firearms and combat techniques to anyone that wants to be a cop, soldier, intel operative, investigator, bodyguard, mercenary or mall security guard. how does his life keep getting so fucked up? he saved Dulles Airport, most of Nakatomi Plaza, saved thousands of lives in DC, saved about a hundred people in LA, saved the Fed in NY, saved his wife twice, saved his daughter, and ultimately saved the accumulated wealth of the entire United States from a terrorist hack/theft. you'd think this dumb asshole would have written a few books and would be driving a seriously expensive car. Jeez.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives I'm not the one with the woes

    by JackSlater4

    your the one who is constatly bitching and ranting and hating everything.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST

    That extended Avatar looks a little more like it.

    by JackSlater4

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Probbaly does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Fuck, I just clicked on this link again and was reminded of the 'probbaly'.<p> It's more than a little embarassing. I mean Merrick and co are being paid? For this? Keep up the good work aicn - and remember the saying 'quality will out'.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Devin might be the only one who proofreads.

    by JackSlater4

    Maybe that will rub off on the other contributors if he sticks around.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Isaac Florentine

    by DirkD13"

    Give it to him! Nuff said.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    let me guess the plot ...

    by ragingfluff

    a nursing home is laid siege by ruthless criminals intent on stealing their supplies of Viagra, and only one senior citizen can stop them ... just as soon as he's had his afternoon nap

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    or perhaps it's an origin story: Rookie Hard

    by ragingfluff

    Young John McClaine causes havoc and hilarity at the police academy, pissing off his supervisor and destroying police property, before redeeming himself by apprehending a gang of bungling thieves in a PG-13 friendly fashion

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:22 p.m. CST

    3D HARD

    by dopepope

    you know it's coming. cg car crashes in 3D.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    The car crashes in Live Free or Die Hard weren't CG

    by JackSlater4

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 4 wasn't tepid.

    by jwhj2007

    Besides the language, I thought the action was just as brutal as the other movies.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Nothing wrong with old McClane either

    by JackSlater4

    The character in the book Die Hard was based on was a grandfather.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    yeah die hard 4 was shit

    by JaredP

    why make a pg-13 die hard film? doesnt make sense just like making a pg-13 terminator film, which they did too

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Both Die Hard 4 and Terminator 4 had unrated cuts

    by JackSlater4

    and both were awesome.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Die Easily...

    by trekguy1966

    ...if they go through the usual rounds of putting things for one reason or another. For the record, Die Hard 4 was a good ride. DH3 wasn't.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    John McClane vs The Taliban...

    by Jobacca

    Would be awesome. Just make it a balls out,anti-P.C.,anti-radical Muslim propaganda flick. I wanna see old man Bruce go all Yippie-Kay-Aye on Osama.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    what are they calling it only the good die hard

    by Harry Weinstein

    this franchise should have stopped after the original classic fuck the die hard sequels this bullshit is not even worth using shift key or punctuation to verbally malign again for clarity fuck this nonsense straight in its puckered asshole

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Have him ride the Space Shuttle to the fucking Moon

    by Stuntcock Mike

    this time. Lame.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    by Mister Grieves

    The guy who did the last Universal Soldier would be a great choice. So long as he can keep Bruno's ego in check and stand his ground with the direction and tone of the film.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    DH2 was a good sequel and way better than DH4

    by KilliK

    but DH3 is the best sequel to the series,thats for granted.<br /> and no my dear AsimovLives DH3 didnt retconed the existence of DH2,thats your fantasy talking.FACT BABY,FACT.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Starring D. Vader as Bruce Willis

    by MattmanReturns

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    I second that, cubs_fan

    by kidicarus

    The claustrophobic atmosphere is vital. It keeps the action grounded and the setting in relatable space. The second key, and probably more important, is the villain. Nobody tops DH1 in that department, but Simon was great in DH3. Get those two things fixed and you have an instant classic. And I actually think they did a good job at using practical effects in LFODH.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    @ JackSlater

    by dopepope

    You kidding? Digital Dimension’s 2D and 3D teams worked on several pivotal action scenes, including two signature shots featured prominently in the film’s trailer. One involved McClane and Farrell narrowly avoiding being crushed when a car bounces off two other vehicles just over their heads. Digital Dimension composited the actors into footage of a practical car crash, adding CG glass and interactive lighting for added realism. http://tinyurl.com/27dufkq

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    They need to set it at Christmas

    by tiggr009

    And he needs to be trying to save his ex-wife from some impending disaster. Unless they think outside the box like that I'm not interested.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    i said it in another DH talkback

    by KilliK

    make DH with John trapped into a prison which is under riot,while a more sinister plan is undergoing.<br /> <p>John,most of the time,wont be carrying a gun,he will have to fight the inmates using his fists and what the prison environment offers him,like bricks,brushes,pipes,chains,glasses,etc.At some point he will meet professional mercs,who are part of the sinister plan behind the riot,and this time he can start using guns as well.<br /> <p>and have him also to carry with him and protect a hot blond advocate lawyer,whom he cant stand since they hate each other for your cliche Hollywod reason: the lawyer think John as the typical gun-ho cop who doesnt respect the rights of the creeps,while John thinks of her as the typical lawyer who gets the creeps free,thus making Jonh's cop work unworthy.<br /> <p>have a twist in there if you want,maybe the lawyer is revealed to be part of the sinister plan to release some notorious mafia boss or terrorist or have the prison warden or the police/fbi officer who is negotiating with the rioted prisoners,while he is helping McClane through the radio (like in the 1st movie with Alan),to be a traitor working for the baddie mastermind of the sinister plan and who is telling him the whereabouts of John inside the prison.<br /> <p>the end.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    or if you want to be extereme have John

    by KilliK

    trapped in the ISS station,which is captured by a group of Jihad terrorists.They put a laser device in the station and they are threating to destroy several world capitals if their demands wont be satisfied.McClane wears his astronaut suit and goes to save the day.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    CGI glass doesn't mean CGI car

    by JackSlater4

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    KilliK

    by JAMF

    love that prison thing, write it.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    I didn't say cg cars, I said cg car crashes.

    by dopepope

    with super imposed characters and cg crash enhancements. Cheese ball is cheese ball. Enjoy.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    No more sidekicks for Mcclane!

    by BigTuna

    I hated Jackson and that apple kick as sidekicks. They were annoying. Put Mcclane back on his own.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Unrated DH 4 pretty good...

    by darthwaz1

    The theater pg13 version didn't feel like Die Hard, but the unrated did!

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:48 p.m. CST

    RATED G

    by Mullah Omar

    ...and animated so Bruce can keep these going until he's 95 years old.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    This one better be full of F bombs and violence.

    by Yelsaeb

    That last peace of crap was just unacceptable.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    The problem is...

    by ConfusedPanda

    ...so many of you are suggesting ideas to help the next entry get back to the franchise's roots, yet the script has probably already been written. If it was written relatively soon after the previous entry's release, the movie will probably be similar to the last one. I wouldn't expect any big changes, even ones that try to capture the first movie's spark. Without letting some time pass, the suits probably don't realize the demand for something closer to the first movie, or they simply don't care. It's easy to do more of the same, and unfortunately more of the same (if we're talking about the most recent one) isn't good news. Secondly, I wouldn't be surprised if they took a pre-existing script and simply revised it to make it a Die Hard movie, which means changing the main character's name to John and adding some snappy yet PG-13 one-liners.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain not exactly the same

    by KilliK

    have John as an undercover inmate send in a mission to discover a conspiracy or something inside the prison,but then the riot breaks in in order to hide a more sinister plan,which is connected with his mission.<br /> <p>or have him going to prison to get some info from an inmate there about a drug transfer or something (later that connects to the sinister plan),there he meets with the blond lawyer who is there to help her inmate client with John's questions,ofc you have the typical fed-up cop vs good-will lawyer,then the riot breaks and they are both caught in the middle of the mess,and John is doing his best to protect the lawyer and save the day.<br /> <p>oh and he doesnt have his gun,because he left it before he entered the inner prison,as part of the typical prison visitors procedure.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    New film is set in Germany, to be titled "THE HARD" in US

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Make it smaller and simple...

    by andrew coleman

    Or just a total throw back to the first and have a bank building taken over.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Carl Winslow

    by rodneyfaile

    Need to bring back Carl Winslow from the first movie.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    really? cool

    by KilliK

    big minds meet i guess.heh.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Needs moar Sgt. Al Powell!

    by Amazing Maurice

    Is that dude even still alive?

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    I'm actually looking forward to this instead of an Expendables

    by Pyelography

    sequel. Seriously Stallone, considering all that talent you had at your disposal, yet you turned in a boring movie.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    PIERRE MOREL

    by Keanu Gives

    nuff said!

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Tigger_Tales

    by Sir Loin

    LOL. Well played, good sir.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Unrated Live Free or Die Hard was good

    by SlickyVonBoner

    I don't know what the haters are bitching about. Of course it would have been better if John McTiernan (sp?) directed it, but it was a good flick. I could have done without talking Silent Bob though.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Die Hard

    by RumpleWho

    Just re-release Die Hard to theatres. You'd probably make another 30 to 50 million, maybe more, off of a 3 to 5 million clean up, new prints, etc.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    who care about the FUCKING CUSSING!!!!!!

    by j2talk

    swearing is overused now anyway and has been for yrs....just give us a tense, action packed (but no over the top bits-another Harrier bit anyone?!?!?!?)film....Bring back Reginald VelJohnson and or Kevin Smith............

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Maybe....

    by Aaronthenia

    Mcclane and the airport guy in DH2 go back in time to WW2 and then it will actually be Iwo Jima and not just like it.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Terrorists steal McClains dick and he has

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

    get it back and sew it back on in 24 hours

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    It's not because of the CUSSING!!!!

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

    it's because they're watering it down, you can't let them water it down, cause the next thing you know, they're watering down YOU!

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Expendables 2

    by redkamel

    All those guys are too old. They've all had plastic surgery. They don't look bad ass; they look weird. Even in the first one. The time passed back in 1995. Let it die.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Expendables 2

    by redkamel

    All those guys are too old. They've all had plastic surgery. They don't look bad ass; they look weird. Even in the first one. The time passed back in 1995. Let it die.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 5

    by redkamel

    Will it be in the retirement home?

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Dear Walter B...

    by Master Bruce

    the last DIE HARD was waaay to Looney Tunes to be believed. Agree w/some on here; DIE HARD 5 should be more contained somehow, w/more emphasis on McClane himself. We've got to see Holly again already...& their kids all grown up. Cameos by Al & Dick Thornberg would be cool too. And why can't Hans Gruber have another brother, or even a sister? Bottom line: more like the original DIE HARD, less like LETHAL WEAPON.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Shia

    by robertplant

    As Willis's son!

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Die Hard at Uncle Dave's Wonderland

    by DarthBlart

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 5: Dead

    by robertplant

    McClain becomes Robocop. Think about it. Arronofsky directs. Boomzo.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    I liked the flood idea

    by BEYONDTHUNDERDOME2GIRLS1CUPBILLCOSBY

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Stallone's film would have zero impact

    by 300 monkeys

    on a new Die Hard. Oh, and

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Stallone is a master of self-promotion

    by 300 monkeys

    and will say anything to get his movies financed. To paraphrase Danny Trejo - talking about Stallone & the Expendables - yeah, that's right, Bruce Willis will be in it right up until it's time to cast it

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Are we really supposed to hate Die Hard 4?

    by 300 monkeys

    even with the incredibly annoying Jutin Long, it was so much better than the horrific part 3 ...

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    "She's at the bottom of an elevator shaft..."

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "...with an SAV shoved up her ass."

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    SUV

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    GODFUCKINGDAMMITGIVEUSANEDITBUTTON

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Die Hard 5 -with apologies to 24 TV Movie and Rambo

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    John McClane is visiting Lucy in a UN camp in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lucy after breaking of her engagement with Matt Farrell has headed there to to really test herself and "find herself", McClane visiting to bring back his daughter with it being too dangerous there. <p> McClane travels with his daughter to a UN compound a few hours away and she shows him what good they are doing, but also talking about the issues they have. A number of UN troops are called away from the base to assist some nearby villagers. UN troops on their way to this village are ambushed and slaughtered. UN compound comes under attack, and with reduced number of troops and looking like some support from inside the compound it is quickly overrun. Hostage are taken and the militia demands UN withdrawl from Congo and money, otherwise hostages both locals and UN staff will be killed. <p> During the attack McClane looks for Lucy, can't find her, and on his way he is knocked unconcious seemingly dead from a collapsed ceiling that was taken out due to a rocket launcher. <p> Of course the militia is actually working for the governement that wants the UN out as they are very close to finding out about the corruption going on in the government and secret state sponsored slaughter and rape. <p> John McClane awakes a little bruised and bloody but determined to save Lucy and again needing to save the day. <p> Like number 1 you will have a reasonably high ranking UN individual who will want to sell out McClane for his freedon

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 12:20 a.m. CST

    ...and it's gonna SUCK!!!

    by Citizen Sane

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    actors for my Die Hard 5 besides Bruce

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Idris Elba to be the Militia leader <p> Mark Strong to be the leader of the UN mission in Congo who seems like a great man, but turns out to be helping the Militia and corrupt Congo government. <p> Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje local armed forces leader who is on that day fired, for questioning orders, becomes McClane's support on the outside <p> Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays a UN Doctor, who Lucy has a crush on, he is the one who tries to sell out McClane for his survival.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST

    token love interest

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    does it need one, ....ok then Monica Belluci (any excuse to include her) to reunite with her Tears of the Sun fellow actor in Bruce to also be a UN Doctor, and just to get Beaks repeated viewings will probably be raped trying to protect Lucy.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 1:30 a.m. CST

    DIE LEN WEISEMAN DIE !

    by theplant

    HARD !

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Bruce Willis is too old for this shit

    by MelGibsonsRacialTirade

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 2:49 a.m. CST

    And the director of Die Hard 5 will be...

    by Dasinfogod

    ...Joe Carnahan. Yup, Fox is looking for a cheap action director who can bring it in on time, under budget and blows up things real good. Don't get me wrong, Carnahan isn't MY choice (I haven't grooved to anything he's lensed since his segment of THE HIRE), but that's the way head-up-ass Fox execs will think. Oh, and I liked 4 just fine; there are some good set pieces like the elevator shaft bit, but it was hampered by an uninteresting villain and intrusive technobabble exposition. I love McTiernan as much as the next guy, but Die Hard 3 was the weakest of the lot; these flicks are a only as good as their villains, and Simon Says is no Bill Clay. Sorry, Jeremy.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Just make a new action film with the original DIE HARD cast

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    People just want to see Bruce Willis vs. Alan Rickman again. That's the one thing a DIE HARD sequel can never deliver.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Hang on...

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Did someone just say Die Hard 4 was better than With A Vengeance??? <p> McTiernan is directing a new action film called Shrapnel. No reason why he couldn't do no. 5!

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 3:34 a.m. CST

    DH5: an inane old Mcclane vs the ghost of Gruber

    by KilliK

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 4:33 a.m. CST

    Die hard on?

    by Powerring

    Really? Most petite, yet incredulously indestructible Asian chicks?

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Merrick Johnson is right. Give McClane his balls back.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 7:06 a.m. CST

    82

    by Virginia_Woolf

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Rated G this time

    by ricarleite2

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    "It's Die Hard in a Die Hard movie"

    by durhay

    that'll mess people up. Terrorists take over a film studio during the filming of Die Hard 5.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Free McTiernan!

    by rbatty024

    The plot of the new Die Hard movie will involve John McClane breaking McTiernan out of jail so that McTiernan can direct the newest Die Hard film. It will be very meta, and Spike Jonze will direct.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Walter B Black Box

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Make it happen.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Die Hard After Next

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Die Hard 4

    by btc909

    Can someone edit DH4 & change the F35 into a giant flying shark please.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    "It's Die Hard in a Die Hard movie"

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    I would see this, durhay.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Die Fucked: The Willissing.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    After 4 I just want this series to go away, Walter B's bullshit promises or not.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Don't blame Weisman, Brucy just wanted a director

    by Stuntcock Mike

    he could override at any moment. It's Wally B's fault.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Christoph Waltz as Gruber's gay nephew.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    "Hello, Detektiv McClane, may I hev a glass of your delicious seed?"

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    FYI MERRICK: HE ALREADY SAID WISEMAN WILL DIRECT

    by Frye777

    just sayin

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Frye777

    by Merrick

    Actually, he said Wiseman was *his* choice...not that it was absolutely happening.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    I was gonna say "Fuck this", but...

    by KillDozer

    I'd watch a Shane Black directed 'Die Hard' movie.<p>Great suggestion.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Not so sure about McTiernan again....

    by darthderp

    Leave aside the fact that he's *ahem!* a bit busy, but he did try again with part 3 and gave us a mixed bag, IMO. The story itself was okay, but Gruber's brother? A bit chee-shayed, me thinks. Part 4? I had no problem with the pg-13 rating and thought it was a good film on its own. Matching up to the original is a tough challenge; it's hard to catch lightning twice. The first one wasn't even an original script - it was an adaption of a novel which was a sequel itself. It would be a nice touch to bring back VelJohnson and Bonnie Bedelia, though, I think.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    edit...

    by darthderp

    meant to write "clee-shayed" (phonetic spelling of cliched...ah, fuggit)

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Die Hard

    by MY_DINNER_WITH_THE_CHOPPAH

    Watched that again recently. The first hour is still really good. But I had forgotten how much it descends into a big-budget A-Team episode by the end...rather dull extended shootouts with clunky editing. I guess that marked the moment where Bruce Willis' destiny lay in movies that were more about action than comedy, for much of the next decade. I was so hopeful when Pulp Fiction came out that it heralded the return of both Willis and Travolta as genuinely comedic guys. But it was a false dawn for both.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Tarantino, anyone?

    by darthderp

    Just throwing the name out to see if it sticks or not...sorry if someone posted this thought already, but maybe QT could put a different spin on the franchise. It'd sure as hell bring it back into R-rated territory....

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain...

    by darthderp

    Elaborate?

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Stallone would be a bad choice judging by Expendables

    by The_Motorcycle_Boy

    That film was awful. Crap characterisation, choppy editing, shaky cam action. No thanks. <p> I'm not sure why we need another Die Hard, but go back to what made the original so good - a blue collar guy in way over his head, who gets hurt, who bleeds. Write a script that actually gives McClane depth rather than thinking about how many helicopters you can have him blow up. I'd kind of like to see what Shane Black would do.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    But it's Fox...

    by The_Motorcycle_Boy

    So we'll end up with a dreadful film. But if they wanted to make it good they should craft a more memorable villain this time. It's no coincidence that the best two Die Hard films had very great villains with very quotable dialogue. <p> But, hey, it's Fox. We should be grateful if they remember to take the lens cap off the camera.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    McTiernan

    by 420 Boylston St

    should direct it. I wasn't a fan of the Lethal Weapon rip off Die Hard 3 but it was more entertaining than Die Hard PG-13.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    demential...

    by cifra

    suggesting Stalloneas director? Lol, and for your info, Die Hard > Live Free or Die Hard > Die Hard with a Vengeance > Die Hard 2. I'd ask DJ Caruso to direct, given the results of Eagle Eye, which owes so much to Die Hard.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I'm done with DIE HARD, really

    by AsimovLives

    It's overdue.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    The_Motorcycle_Boy

    by AsimovLives

    "But, hey, it's Fox. We should be grateful if they remember to take the lens cap off the camera."<br><br>OUCH!!!

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Die Hard 5

    by Chrispmcfc

    The simple answer to everyones bitching about Die Hard 5 is just to resurrect Joss Whedons mid-90's script, Suspension, which was fantastic. Look it up, you will see. Re-write it as a die hard, give McClane an ethnic friend, throw in a load of F-Bombs and sarcasm and then you just need a Yippee kay yay and bobs your uncle

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    another shitty PG cartoon?

    by FleshMachine

    great.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Dear Walter B, part 2...

    by Master Bruce

    DIE HARD worked in part because of the CHARACTERS amid the amazing action. Bring back Holly, Al, & even Dick Thornberg for comic relief. Then add, say, Helen Mirren as either Hans Gruber's sister or widow recently released from prison for her own crimes & out for revenge on McClane, & then you might have something. And keep the Looney Tunes-style action to a minimum. Even the action in the original film was more believable...just stretching the bounds of the possible. Oh, & if you use any of this, I'd appreciate an Under 5 gig in the film...it would be a reunion of sorts as we worked together on THE SIXTH SENSE...you remember, I was the 3rd guy from the left in the wedding party @ Boathouse Row.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    Assimov is done with Die Hard

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    Good. Fuck off, Die Hard 4 wasn't made for you. It was made for me. Go eat a dick. Die Hard 4 was awesome. But I bet 5 is gonna blow. I don't give a fuck if it's PG13 either. This ain't the 80's anymore. Get over it nerds.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Die Hard V: Siege At Leisure World

    by Viking2009

    Hair-raising golf cart chases! Exploding colostomy bags! McClain (Putting in his dentures): "Yippie ki yay, muthafucka!" (shoots Ernest Borgnine in his wheelchair)

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Die Hardest

    by Abominable Snowcone

    That's your title. I want a quarter every time someone says it. And the poster will be DIE HARDE5T. You'll see.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Photo of Harry You've Got to See to Believe

    by Virginia_Woolf

    i55.tinypic.com/20qfhpl.jpg

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Just make it R-rated, PLEASE!! HARD-CORE McClane!!

    by IronEagle74

    can't wait.

  • Oct. 6, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Remake/recast Die Hard.

    by catlettuce4

    Or make a new film based on the model of the original... seriously. I'm sure many forget, but a big part of what made Die Hard work was that Bruce Willis was not an action star or a big tough guy when that film came out. Seeing him do what he did was exciting and the action intense, because he was, though playing a cop, just a regular guy in the minds of the audience, actually known for comedic roles more than anything. Now? Bruce is legendary, one of the biggest action stars, and we never for moment believe he can't fuck up the villain's day. He's closer to a superhero than an average Joe. That's why the premise of Die Hard just won't work with him in the role anymore.