History Franchise / DieHard

26th Apr '18 4:49:10 PM HarryLovesHermione
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A sixth film, ''Die Hard: Year One'', is in pre-production with Len Wiseman, director of the fourth film, back at the helm, and is slated to be the GrandFinale of the series at Bruce Willis's request. The proposed script features a FramingDevice that will intercut between [=McClane=] in the present day, and a storyline dating to his rookie year. An unrelated ''Year One'' comic series has also been published by Creator/BoomStudios.

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A sixth film, ''Die Hard: Year One'', is in pre-production with Len Wiseman, director of the fourth film, back at the helm, and is slated to be the GrandFinale of the series at Bruce Willis's request. The proposed current script features a FramingDevice that will intercut between [=McClane=] in the present day, and a storyline dating to his rookie year.first year on the [=NYPD=] beat in 1978, when he also met his future wife Holly. An unrelated ''Year One'' comic series has also been published by Creator/BoomStudios.
26th Apr '18 4:47:11 PM HarryLovesHermione
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A sixth film (tentatively entitled ''Die Hardest'') [[http://screenrant.com/die-hard-6-hardest-story-samuel-jackson-zeus/ is currently in pre-production,]] and is slated to be the GrandFinale of the series at Bruce Willis's request. The movie will apparently [[RevisitingTheRoots take place in a single tower in Tokyo]] (appropriate enough, considering that the series is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Big In Japan]]) and will have a plot tied to the original film, taking place on the thirtieth anniversary of [=McClane=]'s successful handling of the Nakatomi hostage crisis. While the movie is supposed to feature [=McClane=] as its sole protagonist, supporting characters from previous installments are being written into the script.

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A sixth film (tentatively entitled film, ''Die Hardest'') [[http://screenrant.com/die-hard-6-hardest-story-samuel-jackson-zeus/ Hard: Year One'', is currently in pre-production,]] pre-production with Len Wiseman, director of the fourth film, back at the helm, and is slated to be the GrandFinale of the series at Bruce Willis's request. The movie proposed script features a FramingDevice that will apparently [[RevisitingTheRoots take place in a single tower in Tokyo]] (appropriate enough, considering that the series is [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Big In Japan]]) and will have a plot tied to the original film, taking place on the thirtieth anniversary of [=McClane=]'s successful handling of the Nakatomi hostage crisis. While the movie is supposed to feature intercut between [=McClane=] as its sole protagonist, supporting characters from previous installments are being written into in the script.
present day, and a storyline dating to his rookie year. An unrelated ''Year One'' comic series has also been published by Creator/BoomStudios.



Creator/BoomStudios pulished comics called ''Die Hard: Year One'' that showcases John's early days in the force.
23rd Apr '18 11:56:02 AM MatthewRenn
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* SharedUniverse: The 1991 film ''{{Ricochet}}'', which shares the same writer and producer, features Mary Ellen Trainor reprising her role as reporter Gail Wallens.
** ''{{Commando}}'' and ''{{Predator}}'', both of which are produced by Joel Silver, feature the BananaRepublic Val Verde; which serves as a central plot point in ''Die Hard 2''. Considering ''Die Hard'' makes explicit reference to {{Arnold Schwarzenegger}}, this could either be a CelebrityParadox or a case of a {{Nested Story}} (think the [[QuentinTarantino Tarantinoverse]]).
23rd Apr '18 11:50:41 AM MatthewRenn
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The 1991 thriller film ''{{Ricochet}}'', starring DenzelWashington and {{John Lithgow}}, takes place in the ''{{Die Hard}}'' universe, both films starring Mary Ellen Trainor as a LA news reporter Gail Wallens. The films share many of the same production team, including producer Joel Silver and Steven E. de Souza.
6th Jan '18 4:06:51 PM crazysamaritan
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The first film arguably started the trend of modern action movies that had [[TheVillainMakesThePlot intelligent, well-acted villains with intricate, meticulously-planned schemes]], instead of the usual paper-thin plot layered with extra helpings of [[MoreDakka dakka]] to keep you from caring. It also helped to codify the modern action hero (after Franchise/IndianaJones) where they are prone to sweat, bleed, [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and [[IndyPloy make things up as they go along]] while you feel they truly are in deadly danger that could overwhelm them at any time.

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The first film arguably started the trend of modern action movies that had [[TheVillainMakesThePlot intelligent, well-acted villains with intricate, meticulously-planned schemes]], schemes, instead of the usual paper-thin plot layered with extra helpings of [[MoreDakka dakka]] to keep you from caring. It also helped to codify the modern action hero (after Franchise/IndianaJones) where they are prone to sweat, bleed, [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and [[IndyPloy make things up as they go along]] while you feel they truly are in deadly danger that could overwhelm them at any time.



* TheVillainMakesThePlot: The film series was widely applauded by fans and critics for elevating the action movie genre by incorporating genuinely intelligent and resourceful villains. Bruce Willis' quote on the matter is spot on: "Any story where you have good guys versus bad guys can only be as smart as the intelligence of your baddest guy."
25th Nov '17 7:24:46 PM jormis29
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Creator/BoomStudios pulished comics called ''Die Hard: Year One'' that showcase John's early days in the force.

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Creator/BoomStudios pulished comics called ''Die Hard: Year One'' that showcase showcases John's early days in the force.
25th Nov '17 7:23:59 PM jormis29
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It has spawned a number video games, some of which are directly based on the movies. Also a recent mini-series of comics that showcase John's early days in the force.

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It has spawned a number video games, some of which are directly based on the movies. Also a recent mini-series of

Creator/BoomStudios pulished
comics called ''Die Hard: Year One'' that showcase John's early days in the force.
14th Nov '17 9:05:15 PM crazyrabbits
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** In the first three films in the franchise, this is the drive behind most of our hero's actions. The first film sees our hero getting caught in the middle of a terrorist takeover of a high-rise building, with no way out, holding dozens of hostages with [[IHaveYourWife his wife among them]] and the police offers arriving to save the day [[PoliceAreUseless being no help at all]]. The second one raises the satkes with dozens of planes full of innocent families coming home for Christmas trapped in mid-air at the mercy of a madman, who manages to [[spoiler: destroy one such plane, murdering every man woman and ''child'' onboard]]. The third film has a major subplot about a terrorist bomb in an elementary school.

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** In the first three films in the franchise, this is the drive behind most of our hero's actions. The first film sees our hero getting caught in the middle of a terrorist takeover of a high-rise building, with no way out, holding dozens of hostages with [[IHaveYourWife his wife among them]] and the police offers officers arriving to save the day [[PoliceAreUseless being no help at all]]. The second one raises the satkes stakes with dozens of planes full of innocent families coming home for Christmas trapped in mid-air at the mercy of a madman, who manages to [[spoiler: destroy [[spoiler:destroy one such plane, murdering every man woman and ''child'' onboard]]. The third film has a major subplot about a terrorist bomb in an elementary school.
18th Oct '17 3:37:59 AM SpaceKABOOM
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*** Even the video games are not immune to this. The Creator/{{Sega}} BeatEmUp ''Die Hard Arcade'' was originally ''Dynamite Deka'' in Japan, whose main character (Bruno Delinger) just happened to resembled Bruce Willis. Sega simply tacked on the ''Die Hard'' license for the international release and claimed that Bruno was actually John [=McClane=] himself, and remade the villain into Hans Gruber.

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*** Even the video games are not immune to this. The Creator/{{Sega}} BeatEmUp ''Die Hard Arcade'' was originally ''Dynamite Deka'' ''[[VideoGame/DynamiteCop Dynamite Deka]]'' in Japan, whose main character (Bruno Delinger) just happened to resembled Bruce Willis. Sega simply tacked on the ''Die Hard'' license for the international release and claimed that Bruno was actually John [=McClane=] himself, and remade the villain into Hans Gruber.
4th Oct '17 9:00:23 AM Basara-kun
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* AdaptationAmalgamation: Any ''Film/DieHard'' sequel is there because all of them were based, mostly, on unrelated source material.
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