Bruce Willis Says “Worldwide” DIE HARD 5 May Shoot Next Year

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In a new interview with MTV Movies Blog for his upcoming action/comedy, Cop Out, action demi-god Bruce Willis let slip a few nuggets on the fifth installment of the venerable Die Hard franchise. According to Willis, the latest wrong place, wrong time adventure of everyman cop, John McClain, could be starting principle photography as soon as next year. Willis also mentions that he’d be excited to work with Len Wiseman, director of 2007′s Live Free or Die hard, the successful third sequel to the original film. For a few more of Bruce’s ideas on the fifth film and a couple musings on the Die Hard series, hit the jump…before it explodes.

bruce_willis_as_john_mcclane_takes_aim_in_live_free_or_die_hard_movie_image__1_.jpgIn addition to the major news that the film could begin production next year and that he would “hire Len Wiseman right now,” Willis says that his idea for the fifth film would be to take the story “world wide”, presumably with McClain undertaking a jet setting adventure comparable to a Bond film. This could be an interesting story idea, with McClain possibly finding a European trip take a turn for the worst because of some kind of terrorist plot. It would have to be terrorists, it’s always terrorists.

While there are jokes to be made at the expense of our elder action stars returning to the roles that made them famous over 20 years ago, I for one would be more than willing to take another wild trip with John McClain. While Live Free or Die Hard wasn’t the best movie in the franchise, suffering mainly from a lack R-rated content and McClainisms, it certainly wasn’t the worst either. McClain seems to lend himself much better to being older and more world-wary than other 80′s action heroes, and placing him in another culture could play upon the fish-out-of-water nature that worked so well in the first film. The filmmakers should also remember to maintain the wrong place, wrong time aspect of series that keeps McClain so relatable as a character, even if it does make one wonder how many times something like this can happen to one man. But if it’s going to happen to anyone, it should be John McClain.




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  • Corin Prendiville

    I thought Live Free was second best only to the first one, but I think Justin Long played a major part in that and the nostalgia and Willis being old. Not to mention Timothy Olyphant was a great villain, I doubt they could replicate the same success with the recent addition.

    I'd give it a chance though.

  • junierizzle

    I loved Live Free or Die Hard. I'd love to see another. It's that rare franchise where all the movies are good. I recall reading something about a sequel where John Mclain is in the woods and he has to fight back with his bare hands. Totally anti modern.
    I hope it aint like that.
    Keep it in the city man.

  • k0rrupt

    I really liked Live Free, i remember all that negative buzz about it (mainly stemming from AICN) but it did suffer from not being an 18. Not sure Olyphant was a great villain though, i liked him but he was a bit of a wuss when it came to violence. Not warming to the possible worldwide aspect, people like the Die Hards because they're mainly set in one location/City and that works quite well because it sets it apart from Bond/Bourne globe travelling.

  • http://idraw.carbonmade.com/ Thiago

    What the hell!? Live Free or Die Hard was horrible, enough to make the third one look good. And let's leave Len Wiseman at home with his beautiful wife.

  • jhonywillsh

    A sequal under the guidance of Mr Nolan could be REALLY good, as long as he doesn’t try and make it gritty and ‘realistic’ like Batman. Superman is meant to be optimistic and a beacon of hope for the world. There is absolutely NO NEED for an origin story (ditto with Spiderman for that matter!). Original stories hamper the desire to get on and have FUN with the characters that are NOW WELL ESTABLISHED!!! Just get on with the fun and the action.

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  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    I also enjoyed Live Free quite a bit. I thought it was just good enough the first time I saw it — definitely surpassing the anticlimactic #3. The next time I saw it I was really pleased because it's one of those rare movies that holds up really well on multiple viewings. At least for me. So… number 5? Bring it on. Just make it R, please, and let's keep it from going quite so over the top like the truck/jet scene.

    And on the globetrotting thing. It could work, but he'd have to be constantly in a trapped high-pressure situation where he can barely move without being killed. That's Die Hard. :)

    • Corin Prendiville

      I agree, the truck/jet scene was definitely unnecessary, I did enjoy the helicopter scene though.

  • Corin Prendiville

    I thought Live Free was second best only to the first one, but I think Justin Long played a major part in that and the nostalgia and Willis being old. Not to mention Timothy Olyphant was a great villain, I doubt they could replicate the same success with the recent addition.

    I'd give it a chance though.

  • junierizzle

    I loved Live Free or Die Hard. I'd love to see another. It's that rare franchise where all the movies are good. I recall reading something about a sequel where John Mclain is in the woods and he has to fight back with his bare hands. Totally anti modern.
    I hope it aint like that.
    Keep it in the city man.

  • k0rrupt

    I really liked Live Free, i remember all that negative buzz about it (mainly stemming from AICN) but it did suffer from not being an 18. Not sure Olyphant was a great villain though, i liked him but he was a bit of a wuss when it came to violence. Not warming to the possible worldwide aspect, people like the Die Hards because they're mainly set in one location/City and that works quite well because it sets it apart from Bond/Bourne globe travelling.

  • http://idraw.carbonmade.com/ Thiago

    What the hell!? Live Free or Die Hard was horrible, enough to make the third one look good. And let's leave Len Wiseman at home with his beautiful wife.

  • Corin Prendiville

    I agree, the truck/jet scene was definitely unnecessary, I did enjoy the helicopter scene though.

  • jhonywillsh

    A sequal under the guidance of Mr Nolan could be REALLY good, as long as he doesn’t try and make it gritty and ‘realistic’ like Batman. Superman is meant to be optimistic and a beacon of hope for the world. There is absolutely NO NEED for an origin story (ditto with Spiderman for that matter!). Original stories hamper the desire to get on and have FUN with the characters that are NOW WELL ESTABLISHED!!! Just get on with the fun and the action.

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  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    I also enjoyed Live Free quite a bit. I thought it was just good enough the first time I saw it — definitely surpassing the anticlimactic #3. The next time I saw it I was really pleased because it's one of those rare movies that holds up really well on multiple viewings. At least for me. So… number 5? Bring it on. Just make it R, please, and let's keep it from going quite so over the top like the truck/jet scene.

    And on the globetrotting thing. It could work, but he'd have to be constantly in a trapped high-pressure situation where he can barely move without being killed. That's Die Hard. :)

  • turner

    Put McClane on a Cruise Ship.

  • turner

    Put McClane on a Cruise Ship.

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