Why ‘Die Hard’ is definitely a Christmas movie

A recent poll by the Hollywood Reporter/ Morning Consult found 62% of American adults thought “Die Hard” was not a Christmas film. And even Bruce Willis joined in the debate.

“Die Hard” sits at number 11 on ranking site Rotten Tomatoes’ 50 Best Christmas Movies. It also features on best Christmas lists by Time Out, and tops movie magazine Empire’s list.

The most successful Christmas movie of all time is Home Alone, with a lifetime gross $476,684,675. “Die Hard” has made box office totals of around $141, 278, 197, according to boxofficemojo. This year the British Film Institute includes contemporary comedies in its Christmas line-up, including “Gremlins” and “Home Alone”.

We take a look at different criteria: soundtrack, the time frame the film is set in, viewing habits, music, anti-Christmas element and overcoming of greed. We can prove it IS a Christmas movie. Sort of.

Source: INSIDER

Tiberius Picks Up Bruce Willis Crime Drama ’10 Minutes Gone’

The indie action thriller, from high-octane director and regular Willis collaborator Brian A. Miller, sees the ‘Die Hard’ star playing a man trying to piece together his missing memory during a bank heist gone wrong.

In a deal that shows there’s still an international market for old-fashioned action, distributor Tiberius has picked up 10 Minutes Gone, Bruce Willis’ latest indie action thriller, for the German market.

The crime drama, from high-octane director and regular Willis collaborator Brian A. Miller (Officer Down, The Prince), sees the Die Hard star playing a man trying to piece together a missing 10 minutes lost from his memory during a bank heist gone wrong in order to find out who sabotaged him. Michael Chiklis and Meadow Williams co-star in the feature from EFO Films and MoviePass.

Tiberius also snatched up German rights to the action thriller Last Rampage, starring Robert Patrick as real-life convicted murderer Gary Tison, who staged a bloody escape from Arizona State Prison in 1978. Heather Graham co-stars in the film from Halloween 4 director Dwight H. Little.

Tiberius made it an AFM action three-peat with the pickup of T-34, a Russian war epic from director Aleksey Sidorov that follows a group of Russian soldiers during World War II who escape from German captivity in a wreck of tank.

This story first appeared in The Hollywood Reporter’s Nov. 3 daily issue at the American Film Market.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

‘Glass’ Trailer Pits Supervillains Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy Against Heroic Bruce Willis

Even though M. Night Shyamalan made his name with The Sixth Sense’s memorable twist ending, the big reveal at the end of 2017’s Split — namely, that it was a covert sequel to 2000’s Unbreakable — nonetheless took audiences by thrilled surprise. We’ll have to wait until January to see if the filmmaker is capable of once again blindsiding fans with what will be the third entry in his superhero series, Glass. But a new trailer for the film certainly indicates that the sequel is hiding a bombshell or two.

Taking place in the recent aftermath of Split, Glass will focus on indestructible empath David Dunn (Bruce Willis), now dubbed “the Overseer,” and his fragile nemesis Elijah Price, aka “Mr. Glass” (Samuel L. Jackson), as well as multiple-personality-plagued Kevin Wendall Crumb (James McAvoy), aka “the Horde,” who has the ability to transform into the monstrous Beast.

Even more than its initial trailer, this latest promo indicates that Mr. Glass is the one deviously orchestrating events, manipulating his incarceration at a psychiatric hospital alongside Dunn and Crumb to initiate a battle between good and evil. That conflict will rage both inside and outside the facility run by Sarah Paulson’s Dr. Ellie Staple and will eventually involve Anya Taylor-Joy’s Casey Cooke, the only female survivor from Split. It’ll also feature Mr. Glass’s mom, played by Charlayne Woodard — or so the filmmakers promise.

Glass arrives in theaters on Jan. 18, 2019.

Source: The Hollywood News

Bruce Willis & Adrien Brody Lead The Cast Of WWII Epic

“We want you to take this training very seriously,” utters Bruce Willis’ character in The Bombing (A.K.A. Air Strike) trailer, which has just graced the Internet. The film will arrive on DVD and Digital on 29th October, and also stars Adrien Brody. It is set World War II and focusses upon five Chinese people who fight their way through Japanese air attacks to protect a military machine.

The Bombing is known as Air Strike in other territories, but the UK market will get the different title when it releases at the end of the month on the home formats. According to some sources, it is the 10th-most expensive non-English-language film by production cost. The film’s Wikipedia page states that it cost a staggering $65 million to make.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Thrilling airborne dogfights set the sky on fire in an epic untold tale from WWII…

Inspired by the heroic, untold true story of Chongqing, The Bombing stars screen legends Bruce Willis (Die Hard, The Expendables) and Adrien Brody (The Pianist) in an incredible tale of honor and immense bravery.

This pulse-pounding war epic centres around the courage of China’s citizens during WWII. As U.S. Air Force commander Jack Johnson (Willis) trains the Chinese aviators to battle Japanese fighters, a hot-headed pilot begs to fly a powerful bomber that could stop the attacks. Meanwhile, a team of spies and refugees must carry a game-changing decoder device through the war-torn countryside. The Bombing portrays this historic conflict in a thrilling new light.

Source: The Hollywood News

“Die Hard” Prequel/Sequel “McClane” Apparently Moving Forward

Len Wiseman‘s Die Hard 6 aka Die Hard: Year One aka McClane looks like it might actually be happening.

The semi-sequel/prequel would mainly focus on a young John McClane working as an NYPD rookie beat cop during the gritty 1970’s.

However, Bruce Willis’ version of the character is still very much involved as two parallel stories would be taking place.

Wiseman recently spoke to SlashFilm revealing that a young version of Holly (John’s estranged wife) would be featured in the film. Although, he kept mum about when the cameras could begin rolling on it.

“There is [a young Holly],” Wiseman said. “I will tell you there is.”

“Die Hard’s going to be happening fairly soon,” Wiseman said. “No dates. I’ve been asked about dates before and I’m always wrong. The date is when the script is right which is when we all want to go. The script has taken quite a long time. I want it to be right, as everybody does. The truth is we started prepping Live Free or Die Hard when the script was not ready. That process of working on the script as we were shooting the movie is not the funnest thing in the world to do. We pulled it together but nobody wants to go through that again.”

The latest update we have concerning the project is the hiring of a couple of art directors on the film, suggesting that pre-production is already underway.

The new crew additions are art directors Carol Uraneck (Captain Marvel, Netflix’s Daredevil ) and veteran James Truesdale (Venom, Just Mercy, Blade II, Big Little Lies, Mercury Rising). It makes sense they’d hire art directors first as the film will be taking place in the mid-to-late 1970’s for most of the film.

Production dates are currently unknown but there is an assumption it could begin filming sometime next year as Wiseman is expected to first direct the pilot for DC Universe’s Swamp Thing.

20th Century Fox has yet to give McClane an official release date.

Source: Geeks WorldWide