Yippee-ki-yay! Another 'Die Hard' movie on the way
Bruce Willis might have to break out the badge and banter again. Film execs are ready to make a new installment of Die Hard. "Come out to Hollywood, John McClane. We'll get together, have a few laughs..."
The Hollywood Reporter says screenwriter Skip Woods (Hitman) is in talks with Fox over a new script. And why not? The last sequel, 2007's Live Free or Die Hard grossed $378 million worldwide, "20 years after first pitching Hans Gruber out a broken window at Fox towers," the paper says.
There's no word yet on the new story line and no word on whether Willis is even interested. You better be, Bruce. I get the feeling that made-for-TV sequel for Moonlighting ain't coming anytime soon.
Still, the key to casting any Die Hard movie isn't getting Bruce's buy-in. It's finding the right villain. (Loved Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber! Wasn't impressed by Jeremy Irons as his vengeful brother.)
5. "You know my name but who are you? Just another American who saw too many movies as a child? Another orphan of a bankrupt culture who thinks he's John Wayne? Rambo? Marshal Dillon?"
4. "Nice suit. John Phillips, London. I have two myself. Rumor has it Arafat buys his there."
3. "I wanted this to be professional, efficient, adult, cooperative. Not a lot to ask. Alas, your Mr. Takagi did not see it that way... so he won't be joining us for the rest of his life."
2. " 'And when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer.' Benefits of a classical education."
1. "Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho."
(Yeah, sure, it's a line that McClane wrote. But it's Gruber's delivery that makes it, dare i say, classic.)