Thursday, August 03, 2006

Die Even More Harder!

Live Free or Die Hard on June 29, 2007! -

Unbelievable, this thing is actually going ahead. They've got the release date picked - June 29, 2007 - and they're calling the fourth Die Hard movie "Live Free or Die Hard."

Here's the quick plot outline: "USA Today adds that the film will feature McClane attempting to stop a techno-terrorist from shutting down the nation's computer systems on the Fourth of July. The story takes place around Washington, D.C."

As if that weren't bad enough, it gets worse - the director is Len Wiseman, he of the two Underworld movies fame. Ouch.

Then there's this little tidbit from Wiseman - "Wiseman said none of the characters from the earlier movies were returning, and no other cast members were being announced yet." Why? No Bonnie Bedelia? No Samuel Jackson? No Dennis Franz? Ok, so that last one's a stretch. But still, you gotta have Bonnie in there to say "Why does this keep happening to us?" :)

On top of that, Wiseman says it'll be more epic, a nationwide threat. That's no good. The thrill of the Die Hard movies was that it was a focused threat and personal. Still, I guess they were scaling it up - one building, one airport, one city. I don't think nationwide is a good idea though.

I hope they don't royally screw this up. The Die Hard trilogy and the Lethal Weapon movies are some of my favorites. But I guess if Rocky, Rambo, Terminator, and maybe Indiana Jones can make comebacks, John McClane had to as well...

Comments on "Die Even More Harder!"


Blogger The Original LRU said ... (August 03, 2006 12:21 PM) : 

I have a bad feeling about this... :-)


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