John McClane: the embodiment of wrong-place-at-the-wrong time. The Die Hard franchise and its protagonist McClane can be described with one word — badass. Or two, if you prefer bad ass. Either way, the man is constantly beaten up, but never out.
Now the real question is, do we need… Nay! Do we want another installment? Well friends, to me the answer is both yes and no.
No. We do not need, nor should we want another PG-13 imitation. Yes. We want and need a good old fashion R-rated Die Hard.
20th Century Fox is turning up the heat on Die Hard 5, even though its attached director, Noam Murro, left the picture after he got the job helming300: Battle Of Artemisia for Warner Bros. I’m told that the studio has come up with a short list of directors who’ll meet to potentially helm the film scripted by Skip Woods. They are: Joe Cornish (who directed Attack the Block), Fast Five helmer Justin Lin, Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn and Max Payne helmer John Moore. The film brings the always-in-the-wrong-place cop John McClane to Russia. Bruce Willis is ready to reprise his signature role as early as this fall.
The directors on Fox’s short list fail to get me excited, none of them really stand out for me as the one I would like to see. The premise of seeing McClane in Russia is intriguing and could be a nice change of pace.
Sound off in the comments, who would be your pick to direct, and which is your favorite Die Hard?
Go fuck yourself, Hans.