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It's A Good Day To Watch The Trailer For A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD!!

The Kidd here...

I certainly didn't expect the teaser trailer for A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD to just fall into our laps this afternoon, but, courtesy of Yahoo!, here is your first look at Bruce Willis' return as John McClane in the fifth film in the franchise.

There's not much to gather here, except that there will be plenty of gunfire and an abundance of explosions... but that last shot, which contains the only line of dialogue in the whole trailer, gives me some hope that Willis is bringing some swagger back to the character.

Come on... who isn't rooting for another good DIE HARD movie to come our way?


-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    normally i wouldnt but since im here....


    FIRST! *Kahn like 'ahhh'*

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Pleeeeease be good...

    by biffy88

    ...I don't have much hope but I'd LOVE another kickass Die Hard film.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    I laughed

    by twogunjames

    I liked that trailer.

  • Will it be rated R? If not don't bother me again.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Aweful Trailer.

    by David Assholehoff


  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Wow this looks terrible

    by AxeBox

    No where near the awesome of Die Hard 1-3. Not even close.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Don't care... loved Die Hard 4, excited for this too

    by BackwardGalaxy

    Bring it on!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST

    kids are going think 'Expendables 3?'


    with just the bald dude?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    That creepy grin...

    by Polyphenus

    At about the 40 second mark. Seems so out of place to me...

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    kinda looks like Die Hard 4:part 2


    if that makes sense.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    I'm so there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Professor_Bedlam

    It should come out on Christmas Day! not in FEB.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Jesus Christ, Powell!

    by Binkysguy

    He could be a fucking BARTENDER for all we know!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Nice attempt to connect to the trailer of the original film.

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' featured prominently in the original Die Hard, which is a great film. This doesn't look like it will worthy of the legacy; but then neither was the last one. Not letting my hopes get too high for this installment.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    "Fuckin' California..."

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    "Come down to the cooooooooooooooast, we'll get togetheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer, have a few laaaaaaaaaaaughs..."

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Like the teaser

    by LLcruize2

    This isn't bad at all. I like how it is action focused, as it should be. As for the continual snide "about time for a good Die Hard", I thoroughly enjoyed Live Free/Die Hard. Wasn't a damn thing wrong with that film. Those that continue to forget the shitfest that Die Hard 2 was just amazes me.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Red 2

    by jemagee

    The character he played in RED is now more interesting than McClaine anyway

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    I don't know who this guy is supposed to be

    by Thomas

    But it ain't John McClane. Shaven. Wrestling down helicopters. Whatever. In Russia. Jesus.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    the inevitable question... PG13 or R?


    will they do what Alien did and go back to R? (then again wernt Scott and Fox trying to get Prometheus as PG13 but it was just too graphic?) - still they made AvP2 R rated in response to AvP being PG13 so maybe they'll do the samefor DH

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST


    by guitar_dudester91

    Thanks Billy for putting up more yahoo shit loading videos. I'm so glad AICN hired you.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    do i get like free tickets for being first btw?


    i consider it a major achievement in my life - this TB is gonna be BIG - i think i deserve a little somthing for being first

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    And I AM rooting for another great Die Hard movie

    by Thomas

    But it looks like everybody involved in making these things forgot why they were cool in the first place.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Looks painfully generic and pointless but so was the last one

    by nephilim138

    They should have stopped with Vengeance

  • First film is a classic 2nd is a fun action film, not inspired, but Willis is great. 3rd is a great return to form and builds a great chemistry between Willis and Jackson. 4 has an annoying sidekick, but the action works and the movie is well paced and goes for broke. This movie looks like a bit of a parody, and that's honestly not a bad thing in my opinion.

  • Even Joseph Gordon Levitt's fake Bruce Willis is awesome.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    The only good movie in this series was 26 years ago.

    by Raptor Jesus

    The rest have all been awful. The worst series of sequels ever? Maybe.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    they need to do Lethal Weapon 5 now


    LW has always been one sequel ahead of DH - this shit aint right

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Still uncertain about the film, but I kind of like the trailer.

    by Bill C.

    It at least seemed deliberately tongue-in-cheek, considering how they used 'Ode to Joy,' and there's admittedly a lot of property damage going on in it. The editor needed some decaf, though...

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Does Bruce go back in time to a better "Die Hard?"

    by magazoid

    The guy's like a 100 years old now. Give it up.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Hey, cartmanez! EPIC FAIL!

    by theplant

    mouahhhahahaha EPIC FAIL!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    I Need Willis Shoeless Walking On Broken Glass

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    at some point, he needs to be bleeding from his hands, feet, nose and ears simultaneously...McClaine takes a beating like no other action character...oh and the R-Rated cut of 4 makes all the difference in the world...just the added F bombs, makes it a worthy sequel...oh and I was under the impression it was universally panned...but a quick check of rotten tomatoes shows it at 81%...everyone's beloved Die Hard With A Vengeance?? 51%...bottom line this is one of the best action franchises and Bruce dominates this character

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST

    This trailer just makes me sad Michael Kamen is not longer with us

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    I will be very suprised if DH5 is anything other than mediocre.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, noon CST

    Worst series of sequels to a great movie, ever?

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    Somebody obviously never saw any of the Jaws sequels.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, noon CST

    That helicopter taking off in the first shot...

    by Sean

    Looked like Die Hard, felt like Die Hard. It's tiny, it's trivial, but it felt right.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    LOL @binkysguy's quote

    by I_Fart_Huckabees

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST

    It's not part 5

    by theplant

    It's part two of the reboot. These are two distinct series. The thinning one, and the bald one.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    i think McClane might die at the end


    shot in the back of the head by his son who was aiming at the bad guys

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    John McLane was just a regular cop in the wrong place at the wrong time... WHAT THE FUCK U DOING IN RUSSIA FIGHTING GUNSHIPS MCLANE????

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I will def watch it cos I liked that motorbike womans gratuitous cleavage shot tho...

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Could be good

    by Gorgomel

    At least it's not directed by Len Wiseman

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Willis wants to make a part 6 as well, before ending the series

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    or so he said. So you could divide these into two distinct trilogies. John McClane: the badass, R-rated years. John McClane: the PG-13, balding years. In Die Hard 6 (aka Die Hardest) they should reunite him with Reginald Vel Johnson, and they go on a hunt for the last Twinkie in the retirement home.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Why is it so hard to understand what made the first DH so good?

    by lederuvdapac

    John McClane isn't supposed to be a super hero saving the world.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Good to see some female representation...

    by MattDomville

    For God's sake. Turning one of McClane's kids into a kidnap victim (the woman) and the other into a badass action star (the man) wasn't enough, they feel the need to show a lady peeling out of a catsuit in the trailer.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    This cannot come out on Netflix soon enough.

    by tylerzero

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Things I would like to see in DIE HARD 5: -pain for McLane. Remeber how fucked up he was by the end of the first movie. Put him through that again - less of the superheroics. -R rated kills with practical blood squibs. Doesnt need to have a massive body count but each kill should be hard earned like in the first film. -Genuinely funny one liners. Easy to forget how funny the first movie actually was after the dullness of part 4, some great comedy amongst the action. Bring back Willis's glint in the eye. -Confined action. None of this rambling around all over the place. Make McLane cornered again. He has to fight - its not a choice he can walk away from or simply call in the cavalry.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Things I would like to see in DIE HARD 5: -pain for McLane. Remeber how fucked up he was by the end of the first movie. Put him through that again - less of the superheroics. -R rated kills with practical blood squibs. Doesnt need to have a massive body count but each kill should be hard earned like in the first film. -Genuinely funny one liners. Easy to forget how funny the first movie actually was after the dullness of part 4, some great comedy amongst the action. Bring back Willis's glint in the eye. -Confined action. None of this rambling around all over the place. Make McLane cornered again. He has to fight - its not a choice he can walk away from or simply call in the cavalry.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Hey fuckhead. Yeah, you, fuckhead.

    by JediRob

    That's the "swagger" that won't be present.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST

    FAO Walter_B: There'd better be f-bombs, motherfucker!

    by TheTeethgrinder

    Then I'm there.

  • ...if the rest of the ensemble cast hadn't been fleshed out as well (particularly Hans Gruber, villain extraordinaire) it wouldn't have worked as well in some ways. I suppose it'd be hoping too much to see William Atherton pop up one last time as Richard Thornburg, international field anchor...

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:21 p.m. CST

    This movie's cooler if you view it a prequel to Looper

    by schizoschizo

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:21 p.m. CST


    by ghoulstock

    More slick bullshit. This just looks like a Bourne movie with Bruce Willis in it. It does not look like "Die Hard", at all.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Yaaaay maybe Die Hard 4?!!

    by DarthBlart

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    There is only one Die Hard

    by Fievel

    Everything else is a sequel to Die Hard 2: Die Harder

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:26 p.m. CST


    by Righteous Brother

    That was better than expected.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    McClane's son is from the Spartacus tv show

    by Binkysguy

    Poor Varro. At least he gets to whup some ass with Bruce now.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:28 p.m. CST

    It is ALL Bruce Willis' fault

    by joel007

    The only reason people say the Die Hard movies no longer feel like Die hard movies is Willis. In Live Free, the Director did everything he could short of begging Willis to act like the McClane people knew and loved but he flat out refused. He said people wanted Jack Bauer now and that's what he was gonna do.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Loved DIE HARD and DIE HARD 3...

    by bubcus

    DIE HARD 2 was okay and 4 was really forgettable. The 4th really didn't even feel like a Die Hard movie. I don't feel like getting my hopes up for a 5th. Sequels we've gotten of late feel more like fan films with too many nods to predecessors. Without John McTiernan at the helm, I can't get too excited.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Yippee-Kai-yay mutha fudger!

    by Cinemajerk

    Actually...visually this looks good. Beethoven's Ode to Joy triggered all the right memories....but FUCK FUCK FUCKITTY FUCK it man! If the South Park Kids can drop the F Bomb on Comedy Central for fucks sake...then so can John-Mutha-Fuckin-McClaine! Taking the F-Bomb out of Die Hard is NOT what fans want to see...or hear! Put the F-bombs back in. They arent just words. They are PART of WHO John McClaine is. His attitude. His history. Bruce Willis can pull this character off still....but NOT if they neuter his character dammit! FUCK YEAH!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Welcome to the party, pal!

    by Eric Brown

    This might be a tick upward in quality from the last one. I did like his line at the end.

  • I'm conflicted. This movie is making classic mistakes - Son. Russia. Bald. I'll give it a chance, but fuck don't let me down you cunt.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Willis's ego has brought down this series

    by amrisharmpit

    As the films have progressed he has had too much influence over the creative decisions. And several of the key people who were first involved in the franchise - Joel Silver, Lawrence Gordon, Jeb Stuart, Steven De Souza - are long gone. This new film looks like more of the same from DH4.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Color me impressed

    by ATARI

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    I think adding the T-Mobile motorcycle girl is a bold move.

    by jakal40

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:44 p.m. CST

    I wish to correct some people here.......

    by david starling

    The first and third Die Hard movies were great, the second, despite being enjoyable, was a bit tedious, truth be told. The fourth movie is okay, no great shakes. But that trailer looked some kind of fucking awesome!!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    No John McTiernan, no Die Hard movie

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Simple as that really.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    A good day to Smirk Hard

    by elmo

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST


    by TheMovieLover

    I've been thinking this all along. This is a 6 part movie series total. Each film progressively bigger. It's actually a brilliant bit of escalation. 1. Die Hard - McClaine has to save a building full of people. 2. Die Harder - He has to save an airport and all the planes circling above. 3. With A Vengeance - He has to save the whole city of New York 4. Live Free or Die Hard - He has to save the whole country. 5. A Good Day To Die Hard - In Russia, has to ultimately save the whole world. 6. Old Habits Die Hard - The last possible option, McClaine in space. Fighting aliens. Saving the galaxy.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    I watched it on mute and saw the reality

    by JP

    It's Transporter meets Behind Enemy Lines. I hate that cheap Eurotrashy ~filmed in Bolivia~ look.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST

    We all want this to be great. Let's hope it is!!!! BRING IT!

    by Mennen

  • or " i hate glass!"

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    The Return of Bruno?

    by Chris Howard

    I wonder if Brucie will show up on the Talkback again to defend the movie like he did last time.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST

    I really want to have a 4th Die Hard, hope this is it.

    by DarthBlart

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    This series has the worst titles.

    by Monolith_Jones

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    This franchise is dying hard

    by Joe Hart

    The DH sequels are like Jaws sequels: they keep repeating a one-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    HOW did you not expect this trailer to surface now?!?

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    It was obviously going to be on Taken 2, Fox's last big action film for the year, and we're four months from DH's release. I told you all a couple days ago it was going to be on Taken 2, and I was right.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    McCain is getting old...

    by Smerdyakov

    He cant leap off a forty story building and catch the landing struts of a moving helicopter like he used to.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry this really could be good...

    by Andrew Coleman

    His son is in serious trouble in Russia. He goes in to help him. They get trapped by some assholes. This could and should work if done right.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    At work right now, and can't Mother(GUNSHOT) watch this!

    by GravyAkira

    Looks good with no sound though...

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Looks so much better than the last one already.

    by GQTaste26

    For some reason I think it's gonna be a good one.

  • You Hollywood cunts here is a message from me your ruler....General Smokie Chuck out the yoga, yoghurt and wanky focus groups from your daily regime and bring back the coke, hookers and whatever floats your boat to not green light Horseshit like this! Die Hard I-III work because of their villains, IV was a cgi ass wanking fuck of a movie only Crystal Skullfuck could compare with. With a gun to my head being forced to watch Die Hard IV, Indy IV or Jaws IV....I'm going for The Last Starfighter and Mario Van Peebles all the time. Mr.Willis your already rich why the fuck take this franchise and it's last wanky part into 'Who cares territory' and releasing in Feb says it all. DIE HARD is dead....And my boss? He thinks I'm on way to Vegas!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST

    The running time will say it all

    by b_edwin_bian

    Like them or not, the Die Hards had enough meat in their story lines to support near or beyond 2 hour running times. If this one clocks in at 97 minutes... or 103 minutes... or 106 minutes... those running times wreak of unremarkable, mediocre action movies and this will be as well. Not true in all cases of course, but a fairly good benchmark.

  • the Maggie Q fight, etc. it's that John McClane became a goddamn Wile E Coyote. Shoot him, blow him up, beat the shit out him, and he comes back ready for more. If Willis was the fault, well, so be it. My favorite thing about LFDH? Its Always Sunnys Charlie's pedo uncle plays one of the techs. Makes me chuckle when I see him onscreen. This trailer is simply shit blowing up, between occasional shots of Willis. Can't tell a thing one way or another, but with John Moore at the helm....the guy's not directed anything good. Not. One. Thing.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:32 p.m. CST

    We got space for a few momma bears up here....Or is he married?

    by SmokieGeezer

    Remember when a DIE HARD movie was good? When even charachters like Argylle could work their way into your collective conciousness? Tell me someone from part IV who said or done anything memorable. John Mc Tiernan and Renny Harlin nailed this franchise....And Len fucking Wiseman excretes part 4 and has the balls to remake Total Recall and have it mothefucking flop like the rest of his shit.

  • Just as Colonel Stewart would have told you.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST

    ...and I thought this was a parody

    by Twisk

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:46 p.m. CST

    They need to bring back John McTiernan for #6

    by ShiftyEyedDog

  • When Willus does an action movie now, he's just playing the Bruce Willus of the 80s and the 90s, he's a parody of himself. Nothing fresh about that.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST


    by kolchak

    would never call himself "the 007" of anywhere. He's an ordinary guy. That's the entire fucking point.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Tugg Speedman

    by Smarty_Feldman

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    McClane is not an ordinary guy.

    by Acquanetta

    He may have started out that way, but that aspect was lost once he survived the over-the-top events of the last four movies. When you've jumped out of a forty-story building and blown up a passenger plane with a cigarette lighter, that's the kind of stuff that could lead a guy to joke about being the 007 of New Jersey. To pretend McClane is still nothing more than a NY city cop is like trying to say Rocky Balboa is just a journeyman fight who might have one good fight inside of him.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    ^ should've read "journeyman fighter"

    by Acquanetta

  • It begins and ends with the script. Period. even a mediocre action hack like John Moore can make a decent movie if the script is good. He can clearly take pretty pictures. It amazes me the complete and total free pass that Mark bomback and Doug Richardson, two writers who between them have all of ONE halfway decent movie to their extensive credits get for die Hard 4. Now they've got Skip Woods, one of the worst writers on the planet for this one. So don't hold your breath. Look at it this way, the first director attached to this movie left to make a prequel to freaking 300.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 2:48 p.m. CST

    shiftyeyeddog - John McTiernan for #6


    yes. its quite bizarre how one of the biggest action directors (Predator, Die Hard, Die Hard 3, Hunt for Red October) quite literally off the map.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST


    by Smerdyakov

    Yeah. "Death Becomes Her" is my favorite Brice Willis movie.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    I concur. McClane is not an ordinary guy.

    by slone13

    And hasn't been since right around the time he ejected himself from a plane sitting on a runway in Die Harder. One movie's worth of craziness is about all an ordinary guy can take believably. About mid way through Die Harder the stakes start elevating again to the point where any other "ordinary guy" would have long since been bested. His survival past a second movie immediately makes him much more than some "ordinary guy". By a fifth movie it would have been ludicrous to have kept playing him like some fucking regular beat cop.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST

    cartmanez - the Rollerball remake didn't help, but its his ongoing legal problems

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    that may be keeping him out of the directors chair. But McTiernan is not the only one. Where's the big screen work for John Badham, or Curtis Hanson, or fill-in-the-blank....

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Only two things matter: the script and the bad guy.

    by MoistMuskyCamelToe

    That's it. Either it's a strong, clever script with a strong, clever bad guy or it's a flop. They can throw all the money at it in the world and it won't matter one whit unless McClain has a serious opponent that you believe without question is capable of pulling the caper off. I loved Die Hard 1. I liked Die Hard 2, but it hasn't aged well. Everything after has been stale. Give me someone as bad-ass as Hans Gruber and his team or I won't watch it. The dynamic between Willis and Rickman made DH1, period.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Looks good.

    by Yer_Maw

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    The 007 of Plainfield New Jersey

    by Thomas

    Done. Sold. Best line in years. You know that is pure f-ing John Mclane.

  • If the Willis character was a old CIA/global security guy like Arnie in True Lies then no one would have a problem and would just enjoy these movies. As it is we're seeing McClane go from a cop with bad luck to practically a superhero and it just rings false.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    No Christmas?

    by taff

    No Holly to save? No Sgt. Powell? No twinkies?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    One word Cartmanez...

    by joel007

    ROLLERBALL. It destroyed his career and the events that occurred during its production destroyed his life. Self inflicted wound though it may be.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Loved Die Hard 1 and 2...Looper was dissapointing and overhyped

    by SlyWalker

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    You're all in junior high, dickheads!

    by Lord Haw Haw

    Okay, I'll concede John, Jr. Other than that, would those of you that called this a "shit trailer" (etc.) please explain WHY you think this is a shit trailer. I don't want to hear about past movies or any bitching about CGI. I genuinely want to know why you think this is a shit trailer. I'm no franchise apologist. I've watched it three times and it looks like a trailer to a new Die Hard movie. I don't see Bruce--Corona in hand and his arm around his squeeze--kickin' it in Cozumel and getting back to sensitive. I do see Bruce cappin' off Ivans, helicopter gunships, and a lot of shit going kablooey. What's it going to take: the return of Powell, Bonnie Bedelia, and a third Gruber brother? I find the complaining about the 007 line especially amusing, given the genesis of Bruce's iconic "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker". It might be worth mentioning that 007 did spend a lot of time thwarting Russians...

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    It's more like SCORCHER V

    by Logan_1973

    Ben Stiller got it right with that jab.

  • so it was Rollerball (i remember it was bad though. was a big fan of the original and was very much looking fwd to the remake as it had the guy who directed Predator/Die Hard but was shocked at how bad it was - basically took a giant dump on the original - in fact i dont think i made it through that) and some shit that went down with the F...B....Iiiii

  • you would think that theyd just go 'fuck it man this guy made Predator, Die Hard and Red October - let him walk' i mean even one of those movies should be enough for a get out of jail card but all 3?! (plus DHWAV too?!) WTF?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST


    by DarthBlart

    i'd also let him go free for 13th warrior and last action hero.

  • i dont remember anything being mentioned back then though - no net then was there...think i just remember reading in some films magazines that DH3 is being made with a Willis and SLJ (who along with Travolta were like the coolest dudes on the planet in 94/95) and that McTiernan was directing it again (obviously been burned after Last Action Hero) but really it was a bit of a coup him coming back - like if Scott had come back for Alien 3

  • McTeirnan wanted something else. 13th Warrior was cut badly also.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    You know who would have made a brilliant DIE HARD movie... ...Tony motherfucking Scott. RIP

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Yeah, and when are we going to get 13TH WARRIOR the McTiernan cut? There's magic in that movie...i'll admit it doesnt quite work as is... but it's got something. I wonder if rumored footage does exist, it could have been great.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST


    by Glenn

    When this guy was on fire, there was nobody better when it came to action filmmaking. He truly was a masterful storyteller... until Rollerball came along. But c'mon, DH, DH3 (some corn and coincidence ruins it but 85% is good), Thomas Crown (much better than the original), Red October (again, masterful pop filmmaking), I'll even say a lot of "13th Warrior" was awesome (Crichton reshot/recut some of it so it ain't a true McTiernan film, but that casting! Great nordic actors, great production design, a good meaty score by Goldsmith tho not commissioned by McT), this man shoots like no one else and in his best work it was always informed by one dramatic thing leading to the next; he doesn't shoot pretty pictures for the sake of it. But, maybe it wasn't such a hot idea to illegally wiretap his producer and, allegedly, his ex-wife, then lie about it to the feds. Whoops. I hope he's able to make a comeback, he's too valuable a film artist. It's not like he raped a 13 year old girl...

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    I have to admit, I enjoyed this trailer.

    by notcher

    Doesn't mean the movie will be any good. Can use more of the girl on the cycle taking off her clothes. But hey, I was expecting worse. BRING IT!!!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 3:58 p.m. CST

    the McTiernan comeback 2015


    2015 - Die Hard 6 (low key modereatly budgeted thriller set in an apartment block in NYC. no side kicks/family members, just McClane vs some armed vicious bad guys. hard R rating - critics call it the best since the first one - ***** stars out of *****) 2016 - Terminator 5 starring C Bale, A Schwarzenegger, L Hamiltion, M Biehn, R Patrick. produced by Cameron. written by W Wisher. (reaches the heights attained by T1 & T2. instant ***** classic) 2017 - Predator 4 starring A Schwarzenegger and Danny Glover (returns to the brilliance of the original without being a remake - ***** stars) 2017 - Jack Ryan II (the best since the 1990 original **** stars)

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4 p.m. CST

    My bad

    by Glenn

    I should've included my trailer comments. I have none. What I will say is, watch the behind-the-scenes of John Moore's Last Flight of the Phoenix. You'll see what a monstrosity of a person he is. I realize most directors can be, but this guy can't even reign himself in when the studio cameras are around. He's also what's known in the industry as a "shooter" -- understands where a shot's vanishing point is, gets the aesthetics of composition... and hasn't a clue how this ties into telling a story. He's like that other knucklehead, they shoot what's "cool" rather than "how does this shot lead to the next so that the audience can extrapolate meaning across the cut." Directors like this really rankle, because they blow their wad visually halfway through a scene and you're left with no story momentum or visual build as a result; you exhaust the filmgoer long before the ending plays out, dramatically. See his remake of "The Omen" -- all pretty lighting and angle dynamics, not a whiff of it benefitting the human beings in the film.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    John McTiernan's influence is so fucking unerrated

    by Autodidact

    The man made Predator, Die Hard, and Hunt for Red October all in a row. And DHWAV is pretty awesome as well.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Whoa -- just realized my connection to Die Hard

    by Glenn

    I realize Hollywood is a 1wrld but I was just pondering... Through an ex gf... 1) Together we met/had a conversation with the black FBI Johnson and his wife 2) She auditioned with Robert Davi for a foreign-made erotic thriller 3) Bruce Willis used to hit on her regularly at the sushi place she worked at on Sunset Blvd, before he got Moonlighting -- she later reminded him of this at a party to which he said "Must've been in my poorer days" -- ZING! 4) A woman I used to date now does the costuming on Parenthood, including for Bonnie Bedelia and... 5) I have no connection, past or present, to Justin Long, and I'm fine with that.

  • I'm beyond sick of father-son nonsense creeping into every action/superhero/fantasy series.

  • i know it couldnt happen really as LW is WB and DH is Fox but maybe it could happen in a comic miniseries (think theres been a few DH comics - DH Year One? or something like that) or even a novel (remember when the only piece of merch for a film was the novel?) and if they did it as a comic then id also want to see Die Hard v Predator (yeah i know itd be like Predator 2 but id still read it LOL)

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    I'd watch this just for the Hind-D

    by bill

    Awesome silhouette. Just screams Destruction!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    I liked it.

    by I Hope You Die

    I especially like the way the "007" quip was followed by them falling through CGI glass that looked just as bad as the scene where Bond and some other guy fall through CGI glass in Quantum of Solace. Obviously whoever edited the trailer was like, "Hey, that scene looks like that crappy scene from the Bond movie, I'll put it after the Bond quip."

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Die Hard/Lethal Weapon comic series pitch


    xmas 2013 - McClane is on his way to visit the Nakotomi building on the 25th anniversary of the events of the original film. but some terrorists* hijack the plane hes on and plan to crash it somewhere. meanwhile Riggs and Murtagh are celebrating retiring from the force and on their last day of active duty when call comes in about the hijack and also about terrorists who are planning mass bombings around LA to coincide with the plane crash - so they have to battle the land based terrorists/defuse bombs etc as McClane is going all Executive Decision on the plane - eventually it goes all Flight 93 and he brings down the plane which crashes near to Nakotomi (the intended target all along), nearly everyone survives and terrorists on the plane get away like in Con Air. then McClane teams up with Riggs/Murtagh and take on the plane and land terrorists in the deserted, damaged Nakotomi building for the climax... at the end McClane hooks up with Riggs and Murtagh for a xmas beer (*the terrorists wouldn’t be Al Qaeda they could be neoNazi types or something with a vendetta against McClane for having fucked up the Gruber bros) basically its Die Hard 1/2 with Riggs & Murtagh doing Die Hard with a Vengeance in LA

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Doubt McTiernan will make a comeback

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    And that's assuming he even has any appetite for moviemaking anymore (like John Carpenter, he may be completely burned out for all we know). He's probably been blacklisted by the top execs and producers in Hollwood after his semi-recent behaviour, so it will take the loyalty of somebody like Arnold or Bruce to get him hired for one of these high profile gigs again. I think Arnie would probably vouch for him for one of his series (Predator, Terminator), as he's always been quite loyal to his previous collaborators, but I've got the feeling that Willis is too much of an egotist and wants too much control over the Die Hard franchise now, much in the way that Sigourney Weaver became an impediment to the Alien franchise after Aliens. They're the only people to be consistently involved across the entire series, so the accumulative effect of that is that they eventually start to wield a disproportionate amount of power compared to when they were just actors for hire in the first couple of movies(no matter how A list). And most actors really know jack shit about storytelling, which is why so many of Tom Cruise and Will Smith's movies are incredibly bland. Anyway, I think McTiernan would probably do better if tasked with an original project at this stage. Arnold's 'With Wings as Eagles' script would be a good fit for him (or for Paul Verhoeven; take your pick). Or they could try and revive 'Sgt. Rock', which McTiernan was supposed to direct in the first place.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Isn't John Mctiernan in jail?

    by Silv

    Not sure if that puts him on the outs with hollywood or not. Made some good movies though.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty good but I liked Live Free or Die Hard

    by sunspot_mike

    Thought it had some great moments. I watched the first one when it was on Cinemax last week in the middle of the night. What an awesome film. I like all of them, but I think that I had built up #3 too much when I saw it in the theater, so that I was a little disappointed when I saw it. I actually loved Die Harder and it was one of my favorite moviegoing experience. Good action, big plot, McClane doesn't have a partner or backup - I dunno, maybe I was the perfect age for macho action films but that's the best thing that Renny Harlin's ever done in my eyes.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:26 p.m. CST

    And as for DHWAV...

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    The only reason that that film is merely very good a opposed to great, is that McT was thrown out of the editing room early in post-production. I have no idea why. I think he was also forced by the studio to do re-shoots and shoot the rather lame ending. Possibly he didn't even shoot that footage himself. With a better ending, and some more refined editing, the film could have been an out-and-out classic, almost as good as part one (if you look at the film closely there are many weird cuts and strangely edited, juxtaposed sequences that blow their load too early, instead of escalating to an exciting crescendo as in the first movie). The same thing happened with Last Action Hero as well, but that was because he didn't even have time to finish editing that movie at all, and find a consistent tone (which is one of the big reasons why that movie sucked). Some of LAH, as I think someone previously pointed out here, is literally comprised of rough assemblies straight out of the film can. And as others have also mentioned above, it seems that the 13th Warrior and Rollerball, too, suffered similar studio meddling and re-shoots, so most of the bad stuff in his filmography is probably not his fault, at least in part.

  • ... FUCK YEAH!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Looks good.

    by Yelsaeb

    Don't know how the actual movie's going to be, though.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    I'm not gonna suffer through another PG-13 Die Hard flick

    by Marc

    Fuck that.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST

    All thats left to do is Die Hard in Space

    by KongMonkey

    In space, no one ... can hear you ... die hard!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:59 p.m. CST

    If a man dies hard, it means he took too much viagra

    by ajit maholtra


  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:05 p.m. CST

    DIE HARD 5: slightly better than Hungry Hungry Hippos

    by DementedCaver had better be.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:08 p.m. CST

    cartmanez - Forget the TB, you're the BIG SHOW around here...

    by Darth_Kong

    You're a towel. ;)

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    bring it on!!! looks good

    by Richard L. Rhodes

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Looks more like a Hudson Hawk sequel...

    by kenisgod1

    Can't wait to see it....... :)

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:20 p.m. CST

    They gotta stop making these

    by christpunchers2007

    Die Hard 1, 2, and 3 were about an ordinary dude caught in the wrong situations Now he's an operative? Willus doesn't even look like he's trying anymore. The movie is too "aware" of itself. "Oh it's Die Hard, everyone knows who the hero is, let's turn him into Jesus."


  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Darth_Kong -- they made that film

    by Glenn

    It's called Taking of Beverly Hills starring Ken Wahl.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST


    by Glenn

    I'm not sure you're correct about McT being kicked out of the DHWAV cutting room; where'd you hear/read this? Reason I say this is, McTiernan got the ensuing production company to kick Joel Silver off the film before he'd even approach making it, so who exactly kicked him off? He was the project's big catch. Also, if you'll notice, McTiernan doesn't do commentary on films he wasn't fully in charge off, creatively speaking, and his commentary on DHWAV (along with Hensleigh) is very rich and complete. But, I'm all ears for facts to the contrary... As to which sequences do you believe to be failures of editing, can you enlighten us? I don't think the film's an out-and-out success but I do think it's loads better than DH2 & DH4.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Fuck me, how generic does this look?

    by ChickenStu

    I'll probably see it, ain't gonna lie. But still, could this look any more formulaic? NEXT.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:41 p.m. CST

    DH4's script

    by Glenn

    Btw, it was written by Bomback. Richardson did do a draft, but you can read about that whole tale on his very own blog, and how they didn't use it. I read the Bomback (sp?) script Die Hard 4.0 on the Fox lot and it was the one they made.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    There was an erection joke in there.

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    A good day to. Chick takes off clothes. Bruce smiles. Die, Hard. Villain eats carrot.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    You know what made the first Die Hard so good?

    by Tjarren

    That we had no idea it was going to be THAT good. All the rest have had expectations and nostalgia to fight, and you guys LOVE nostalgia. Die Hard 2 is the only one that I really didn't enjoy. The rest were awesome. Bring it!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:06 p.m. CST

    February release.

    by Henri Pouper

    You know what that means.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

    I liked DH4.

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Fuck the haters. And their mothers.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST


    by eldeejo

    I watched all the movies in a row the other day and the unrated fourth movie stands up with the rest of them in my opinion. Why isn't it available on Blu???? Can't wait for the 5th.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Same shit, same guy, five times

    by MegaBaz

    You know what makes a great action film? Setting it at Christmas. And that's why this will suck another big one. Where's all the fucking snow?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Loved the first DIE HARD.

    by Breotan

    The rest, not so much.

  • I'm down. But with my fingers crossed.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Who isn't rooting for another DIE HARD movie?

    by Bill Clay

    Maybe anyone who had the misfortune to see Die Hard 4?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:34 p.m. CST

    BTW, if it's PG-13 again...

    by Bill Clay

    I'll skip the theater and wait to rent the unrated DVD version. Just like I did with Die Hard 4.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Re: February release.

    by Acquanetta

    It means 1988 was a very long time ago. Have you seen the movies that dominate the summer season now? They're predominantly geared towards families and kids. Action films have slowly been relegated to quieter months like January and February. It's no coincidence Die Hard 5 is being preceded by new offerings from Stallone and Statham, as well as Arnold's big comeback movie.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Give us one of those one versus many senerios.

    by Sirius_crack

    They have much better luck with those.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST


    by Joe Hart

    That's the sequel I wanted to see in the 90s.

  • There's no real r-rated version of Die Hard 4, just a damage control cash in version, that still, sadly, doesn't make that rather mediocre film any better. Hell, to show just how clueless they were, they even lost one of the few great McClane-type lines from the theatrical Die Hard 4. I'd love to love Die Hard 4, but it's just a poor film, and an even worse sequel. This I have no hope for whatsoever. Would love to be proven wrong, and see a kickass return to form for the franchise. Really don't expect that to happen though.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Just can't get too excited about this...

    by Blanket-Man

    "Die Hard" shall always be my favorite action film - I saw it in the theater 5 times back in '88 (it wasn't a mega-hit, so I doubt many people can make that silly claim!). But none of the sequels have lived up to the original. They've never been able to recapture the "trapped in a ____ alone with the bad guys" theme (how believable would it be? but still, that was a big part of the original's greatness), and they've never found a villain anywhere near as awesome as Hans Gruber. This looks like another weak entry in the series.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST

    The problem with DIE HARD

    by wcolbert

    Is that we've progressively moved further and further away from the claustrophobia that made the first film work so well. It was just McClain and the terrorists in a building - nowhere to go but up- can't get out, and even if he could, he knows people are depending on him. Then you had Die Hard 2 - takes place mostly in one location - an airport. Still some sense of claustrophobia, of being trapped. Still worked ok, just not nearly as well (for one thing the villain was rather bland)... Die Hard 3 completely blew the walls off and had him roaming an entire city. And he's given a sidekick. Now, i still liked it, but it just isn't the same kind of movie anymore, and McClain as a character was starting to become more of an unbelievable superhero type than an everyman beat cop. Die Hard 4....well...more of the same, only with even more traveling around. McClain is now less of an everyman than ever, and treated more like some unstoppable hero instead of a guy who's just getting the hell beaten out of him the whole time, barely scraping by, muttering to himself as he crawls bloody and broken through a vent. And now we have this whole "son of McClain" angle. The second you start doing the "son of" anything - and Crystal Skull demonstrates this quite well - you lose the focus on the character that made the films work in the first place. Audiences DONT want to see the SON of whoever. They want to see the character they love. Not the son of. Not the adopted grandson or the 2nd cousin of. They want the same guy. Imagine that. So as much as I hope this kicks ass...I am not holding my breath for it. I'm glad we're getting another Die Hard but....I'd be much happier if they'd just have it be with John, ALONE, no sidekicks...trapped in a tunnel or some such deal...dealing with some baddies. That's all it needs to work.

  • I know what they're trying to do. It's painfully obvious. They know Willis is getting older. They want to keep marketing the Die Hard name. And so they recruit some younger guy to play his son, so he can "take on the mantle" when Willis retires. Well, guess what? Nobody wants it. Or very few do, at any rate. When will they learn? That shit never works. People are generally of the attitude that if it isn't HIM, the guy from the original they do not give the slightest fuck. People in general are nostalgic. They dont WANT new. They want more of what worked so well in the first place. That's the bottom line when it comes to audiences. You have to ride the line between giving them just enough new material that they don't turn on you out of boredom, and, if you have a property that has achieved the level of presence in the minds of the public that DIE HARD them enough of the SAME that they aren't going to hate it for not being what they loved about the movie in the first place. No movie, even another Die Hard, is ever going to be Die Hard again. it can only be a sequel at best. It can only KIND of approximate the feeling of the original - as is true of any sequel. But if there's one thing that's always held true, it is that playing the "son of" angle just rubs people the wrong way and makes them immediately NOT CARE about your movie. It's like watching Ace Ventura...then watching SON OF Ace Ventura. That little fat kid is NOT Jim Carrey, and no matter how hard he tries, will never BE him. Or watching Shia Lapoof trying to play Indiana Jones in a 5th movie. No matter HOW hard he tries, he will NEVER be Harrison Ford. And we will never give a SHIT about watching him. The same holds true for Die Hard. Nobody wants to watch his son. Period.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Looks good, I was born in Plainfield, NJ love the shout out.

    by SID 8.0

    Like many of you the first and the third are the best of the series. The reason McTiernan and the Gruber brothers. Got my fingers crossed.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 10:41 p.m. CST

    It had me lining up for a ticket as soon as ...

    by jazzdownunder

    ... I caught the first hint of Ode To Joy. I know, that isn't the moment that you thought I was going to say, was it ? ;)

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    wcolbert I feel ya on wanting McClane to be the everyman but...

    by SID 8.0

    He's been through some serious shit to say the least. If his instincts hadn't gotten any sharper since Nakatomi he would be dead 10 times over by now. The elevator scene in Die Hard With a Vengance perfectly illustrates this. He knew something was off immediately, then seeing his friend's badge on one of them sealed the deal. He has no hesitation when it comes to killing because he knows it's kill or be killed in his line of work. He's not the cop he was in '88 anymore. That detective was lucky, this one's great. Kind of like his character in Looper.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:55 p.m. CST


    by elsachmo

    Was awesome. Still don't understand how you could not like part 2 if you are a Die Hard fan.

  • Live And Let Die Hard!!!

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 1:39 a.m. CST


    by Darkness

    Please god - no more. Go out with a bit of dignity John. After the Len Wiseman debacle that was trying to live free while dying hard, i thought the good ship maclane had succumbed to choppy waters - obviously not. And yes - What the fuck are you doing in Russia, John? Way out of your jurisdiction here. Still i'm sure partners alike around the globe will be queuing up to see this romantic ballet of blood and wisecracks come Feb 14. Just bring on "Lethal Weapon 5". I can only assume Mel needs to recapture the halcyon days of his career to raise his profile again.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Color me surprised

    by tomimt

    I liked that trailer. It looks much better than that previous movie all together. This might turn up a decent movie afterall.

  • History remembers films as being much better than they were at the time.

  • That is all.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 4:34 a.m. CST

    oh, what the hell... I'm in.

    by notspock2

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:16 a.m. CST

    @wcolbert - maybe they should call it 'Son of Die Hard'


    there has been one good 'son of' movie though Star Trek II

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:50 a.m. CST

    another Die Hard comic miniseries that could be done...


    Series of grisly murders in NYC new years eve 1999 which Det McClane suspects are the work of a supernatural obsessed cult, soon discovers his every move is being watched over the city leading him to an unthinkable showdown with an ancient alien being Die Hard/Predator

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 8:48 a.m. CST

    How long before Walter B

    by kolchak

    comes on here and promises they shot a "really hard" PG-13 film and that it's "the best since #1"?

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    I liked Die Hard 4 only one low moment for me

    by Wcwlkr

    That was the fighter jet action piece. But other than that I loved it, it had all the elements of a Die Hard flick. And who doesn't love Willis's McClane. I'm looking forward to it especially if this thing is an R than I'm definitely READY FOR THIS.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    And the first 3 were SUPERB! I loved each one

    by Wcwlkr

    Espcially 1 & 3 just downright beyond awesome. I don't see how you couldn't love 2 either that was another one that was just great. Die Hard to me changed the game in action movies just like Rambo and the Terminator.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Beverly Hills Die Hard...

    by joel007

    VERY nearly got made. This was before die hard with a vengeance. Put Foley and McClane together chasing a bomber through Beverly Hills. Then it was Murphy getting too big with salary demands, so they wrote Axel out and did a Rosewood McClane draft. Then willis dropped out, and I shit you negative-- they did a Rosewood, Holly McClane draft. Interestingly, the Die Hard 3 and Beverly Hills Cop 3 sort of ended up trading some creatives back and forth on that one-- like Steven De Souza-- the original BHC3 script was actually pretty good, felt a lot like a Die Hard movie-- I'd bet that was a leftover from the Beverly Hills Die Hard thing that never happened

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Beverly Hills Die Hard?

    by Glenn

    Worst idea ever, they're not even in the same genre. Die Hard is action, BHC is comedy. Go on, watch the original BHC; the action in it is borderline silly and minimal. Sure, it opens with a chase scene of a semi, but that's most of it. It made money because of Murphy and the funny. I don't get this Abbott & Costello mashup shit with blockbuster movies.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Why DH4 has an unstable core

    by Glenn

    Summed up in the most famous shot of the film, Willis and Long ducking beneath a car tumbling their way in a tunnel -- until two other cars prevent it from crushing our stars into cherry pie. Deus. Ex. Machina. So, awesome -- what a cool shot! However, what does this say about McClane's character? Apparently he's got ESP. Either that or he's overly reliant on coincidence. This is pure badness. Not badassness. Atrociousness. This moment exemplifies a director more concerned with visuals than thinking through the emotional beats of his character's existence. I'm surprised Bruce didn't balk at it, he should know better, too.

  • Oct. 6, 2012, 7:54 a.m. CST

    wasnt Die Hard/24 rumoured a while back?


    like for real? LFODH felt abit like a big budget 24 episode never heard any rumours about Beverly Hills Die Hard... that would be like teaming McClane up with Det Mike Dooley

  • Oct. 6, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Beverly Hills Die Hard

    by joel007

    goes way back to the old days-- the early nineties. I have an old premiere magazine with the story, plus a page from the script... as I type this, Die Hard is on HBO. Willis plays McClane full of fear but able to overcome it, totally at his wits' end and just hanging on by a thread, full of wise ass bravado-- Willis seems to have forgotten all that. He now plays him completely inert. No fear, no emotion. Some kind of killing machine. Willis is as responsible as anyone for why these no longer feel like Die Hard.

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST


    by Jarro

    You heard it heard first.