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It may be set at Christmas. It might even feature a Christmas hat and the words 'ho ho ho' during one slightly gruesome scene.
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How did John McClane know that Hans Gruber is a terrorist? Appearing at a Q&A to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of ‘The Running Man’, screenwriter Steven E. de Souza revealed John McClane’s secret. “Originally, [the terrorists] get off the truck, the camera craned up, you saw them in a circle and Alan Rickman says, ‘Synchronize your watches’,” he explained.
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John McTiernan, the veteran director behind benchmark action movies including ‘Die Hard’ and 'Predator’, has slated modern blockbuster movies. “Captain America, I’m not joking… The cult of American hyper-masculinity is one of the worst things to have happened to the world during the last 50 years.
This revelation was made in Brian Abrams’ book ‘Die Hard: An Oral History’ (via Uproxx), which is a comprehensive breakdown of the film’s journey from book to screen to legendary status. Jeb Stuart was soon tasked with bringing it to life, something that he struggled with immeasurably, especially since he was in so much debt that he had numerous other projects he was working on simultaneously. In Abrams’ book Stuart reveals that one night he returned home to his wife and young children having made no progress with the Paramount, Disney, and Nothing Lasts Forever scripts he’d been working on during the day.
As well as pretending to be 007 in an episode of ‘The Saint’, Moore actually starred as the spy in a March 1964 episode of BBC show ‘Mainly Millicent’. In the sketch, he goes for lunch with a Russian agent played by the show’s star Millicent Martin and punches a waiter. Luckily for him, Cubby Broccoli still thought he was the perfect man for the big-screen job.
‘Die Hard’ fan and Los Angeles screenwriter Eric D Wilkinson - who took out a fill page ad in The Hollywood Reporter advertising his script for the Bruce Willis action series - has signed a film deal. The deal came about after Hollywood producer Avi Lernder (whose credits include 'Olympus Has Fallen’ and 'The Expendables’) asked Wilkinson to send him some scripts. “The one thing I hope the ad demonstrated was that I’m a creative person with good ideas that resonate with people,“ Wilkinson told The Guardian.