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    'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    'Die Hard' series coming back to life
    Posted 8/2/2006 9:57 PM ET

    By Barry Wetcher, 20th Century Fox
    He'll be back: Bruce Willis will return as John McClane in Live Free or Die Hard.

    By Anthony Breznican, USA TODAY

    Bruce Willis just won't die — again.

    The 51-year-old actor has signed on to a fourth Die Hard movie, 20th Century Fox said Wednesday, returning him to the wisecracking tough-guy character that made him an action star 18 years ago.
    The film, titled Live Free or Die Hard, features his John McClane police officer 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., and will be directed by Underworld: Evolution filmmaker Len Wiseman.

    Willis is the latest leading man to revisit one of his iconic action characters years later. Sylvester Stallone is reprising his boxer for a new sequel Rocky Balboa, and Harrison Ford has been in negotiations for years to make a fourth Indiana Jones movie.
    Die Hard has been a lucrative franchise. The first three movies took in $739 million worldwide, and that's not counting DVD sales.

    The new Die Hard will be released next June 29, just before the July Fourth holiday.
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...die-hard_x.htm
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    Re: 'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    They're also attempting to pull in the younger crowd by casting Justin Long as Bruce's costar. The speculation I've read is that Justin might be play McClane's son (who was in some previous drafts of the script). Related or not, his character will most likely be a computer geek who assists McClane in taking on the bad guys.




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    Re: 'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    I don't know if you can compare this to Rocky. I mean, Bruce Willis still has a career and is only 51, not 60+ like Stallone.

    I like the Die Hard movies and it will be cool to see Willis back in an action role.


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    Re: 'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    This will make a great double-bill with the Geriatric Jones film that resurrects Harrison Ford as an ancient action hero!

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    Re: 'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    the title sounds retarded i hope thats not going to be the really name for the movie...and im glad bruce willis is coming back for the fourth film it should be awsome..and Stallone is way to old be a boxer and to be rambo in the next film...cant wait for indy 4...

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    Re: 'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    The name has already changed several times, so there is a possibility that it might again.




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    Re: 'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    Go Bruce! The Die Hard series is one of the few movie sets I actually own.
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    Re: 'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    i liked the title die hard 4.0 ...computer terrorist... version 4.0.....makes sense

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    Re: 'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    A Standoff Over Plan for 'Die Hard' Filming

    A request to close the 105 Freeway and Imperial Highway near LAX is opposed by airlines.

    By Jennifer Oldham
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    October 5, 2006

    In a disagreement between two of the region's largest economic engines — aviation and entertainment — airlines at Los Angeles International Airport are protesting a request by 20th Century Fox to close portions of the 105 Freeway and Imperial Highway this fall to film scenes for the latest Bruce Willis action flick, "Live Free or Die Hard."

    The dispute surfaced in an Oct. 2 letter to Film L.A., the organization contracted by the city and county of Los Angeles to issue permits to studios. Airport officials said closing two roads that provide access to LAX would cause traffic backups that could inconvenience passengers, delay deliveries to cargo carriers and hamper construction on the southernmost runway.

    "The studio's proposal to close both directions of Imperial Highway from Nash Street to Aviation Boulevard would have significant impacts on LAX passengers, workers and air cargo businesses operating on the airport adjacent to Imperial Highway," Samson Mengistu, assistant executive director of the city agency that operates LAX, wrote to Steve MacDonald, president of Film L.A.

    Cargo carriers especially are upset, claiming that filming could cost them thousands of dollars in delayed deliveries during their busy pre-holiday season. But filming advocates say that they will take steps to mitigate inconveniences and argue that such projects are crucial to keeping studios from taking location jobs elsewhere.

    The studio has asked Film L.A. for permission to shut down Imperial Highway, on the south side of the airport, in both directions from Nash Street to Aviation Boulevard, from Oct. 27 through Oct. 29, Nov. 1 through Nov. 5 and on Nov. 11 and 12.

    It also has requested that the California Film Commission, which issues permits to film on state property, allow the closing of parts of the 105 Freeway, also in both directions, from the 405 Freeway to Sepulveda Boulevard on Oct. 28 and 29, Nov. 4 and 5, and Nov. 18 and 19.

    Shooting would take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on those weekdays, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekends.

    Although the filming would occur on Imperial Highway, lanes on the 105 Freeway would be closed intermittently "for safety reasons" to ensure that looky-loos aren't peering over the highway to watch the action, MacDonald said.

    Traffic figures gathered by the city's airport agency show intersections that would be affected by the closure are heavily traveled, including the corners of Imperial and Aviation, which handles 4,800 vehicles an hour during peak times, and Imperial and Nash, which tops out at about 4,200 vehicles per hour.

    Freeway traffic is much greater, with 117,000 vehicles a day traveling the 105 at Douglas Street, CalTrans reports show.

    If permits are issued, traffic on Imperial will be diverted one mile north to Century Boulevard or one mile south to El Segundo Boulevard, "already two very busy streets," Mengistu said in his letter.

    The studio said it is working with the airport, airlines and permitting organizations to address traffic concerns.

    "We're all really excited to make a big movie in Los Angeles," said Gregg Brilliant, a company spokesman. "We're looking forward to … resolving whatever issues come up and shooting the movie in a way that doesn't adversely impact anybody."

    Permits would not be issued until traffic mitigation measures are in place and CalTrans and the California Highway Patrol sign off on the highway closures, said Amy Lemisch, director of the California Film Commission.

    Because filmmakers plan to use pyrotechnics and a helicopter, their plan also must pass muster with the Federal Aviation Administration.

    To close Imperial, the studio also would need a plan to reroute and ease traffic, and permission from the city's Board of Public Works and Transportation Department, MacDonald said.

    But some airlines say that's not good enough, adding that traffic on streets around cargo facilities near Imperial Highway is congested on normal days.

    Carriers also dislike the proposed alternate route, which would force six lanes of traffic onto a two-lane service road, affecting the more than 400 trucks and vans using area cargo buildings at any given time.

    "The economic damage that can occur by closing Imperial Highway is quite substantial," said Stephen Lachter, a senior partner of Lachter & Clements, who represents Cargolux Airlines International, a cargo carrier at LAX.

    The filming would occur during the airlines' pre-holiday season, when more cargo trucks than usual are scheduled. Carriers said they would consider taking their business elsewhere during filming to limit inconvenience and ensure that shipments don't miss their flights.

    "Because of the traffic backups, it will not allow trucks that are coming to our buildings to drop cargo off in a timely fashion," said Don Houchen, president of the Los Angeles Air Cargo Service Managers Assn. and cargo operations manager for Singapore Airlines at LAX.

    "If, because of traffic, they're not able to get here by the designated time, that plane leaves and the cargo is left behind."

    But entertainment industry advocates said it is essential that aviation officials and the studio find a solution.

    Movie production in California is already down dramatically this decade, from 24% of feature films shot entirely in the state from 2003 to 2005 to 11% projected this year, Lemisch said.

    "Live Free or Die Hard" shot in Baltimore last week, where it snarled traffic as motorists watched Willis strip off his leather jacket as he stood atop a car seconds after a dump truck rammed a bus.

    "We're not shutting down the airport," Lemisch said. "It's always a balancing act always finding the balance between what the production company needs and what businesses, or communities, can live with."
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    Re: 'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    Bruce Willis gets star on Hollywood Walk

    Updated 10/17/2006 12:57 PM ET

    By Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
    Actor Bruce Willis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Surrounded by family, friends and fellow A-listers, Bruce Willis received a star on the Walk of Fame Monday as scores of fans looked on.

    Ex-wife Demi Moore and her new husband Ashton Kutcher were on hand, as were Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Sylvester Stallone, Don Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton. The Emmy-winning actor's children also attended the dedication ceremony.

    VIDEO: Bruce Willis gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

    "I used to come down here and look at these stars and I could never quite figure out what you were supposed to do to get one," Willis said. "Time has passed and now here I am doing this, and I'm still excited. I'm still excited to be an actor."

    The Willis star, the 2,321st implanted on the Walk of Fame, was unveiled on Hollywood Boulevard in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre on the eve of the DVD release of Over the Hedge. Willis was the voice of RJ the raccoon in the animated film.

    Willis, who won an Emmy for his role in the 1985-1989 ABC-TV series Moonlighting, may be best known for his portrayal of Detective John McClane in the Die Hard movies. Another sequel, Live Free or Die Hard, will be released June 29.

    His other film credits include The Sixth Sense,Pulp Fiction,Twelve Monkeys and The Jackal. Willis' latest film, Fast Food Nation, in which he plays an unscrupulous farmer, is scheduled for release Nov. 17.
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    Re: 'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    I read Fast Food Nation. How is this supposed to become a movie? Very loosely based, I suspect.

    (Don't read it if you like your burgers and chicken nuggets.)
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    Re: 'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    Timothy Olyphant is the lead villain: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061020/film_nm/diehard_dc_1
    They've also cast McClane's daughter.




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    Re: 'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    Quote Originally Posted by Xharryb View Post
    Timothy Olyphant is the lead villain: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061020/film_nm/diehard_dc_1
    They've also cast McClane's daughter.
    Always liked him, from 'Go' to his role on 'Deadwood'.
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    Re: 'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    Quote Originally Posted by ALIASd View Post
    Always liked him, from 'Go' to his role on 'Deadwood'.
    Me too. He's so wonderfully sleazy.




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    Re: 'Live Free or Die Hard' in theatres 6/29/07

    OMG!! The monster that will not die !!
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