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Willis Talks "Die Hard 4"

Bruce WillisAccording to Hollywood.com, action film mega-star Bruce Willis announced at the Cannes Film Festival that filmmakers are ready to start shooting a fourth installment of the "Die Hard" franchise.

The original "Die Hard" was released in 1988, followed by two sequels, "Die Hard 2: Die Harder" in 1990 and "Die Hard with a Vengeance" in 1995. Wills has played the lead character, policeman John McClane, in all of the films and will reprise his role for this installment.

Willis told the press that the much-talked-about sequel (currently entitled "Die Hard 4.0") is expected to start filming soon with a possible release date in Summer 2007.

Production of the film was delayed when the script had to be rewritten after last year's Hurricane Katrina tragedy in New Orleans - the original screenplay involved a huge flood of waves deluging the city after an oil tanker explosion.

The big question I have is - Will Bonnie Bedelia or Samuel L. Jackson be involved? Bedelia (aka McClane's wife) skipped the last one while Jackson did a great job (duh) as McClane's reluctant civilian partner Zeus.

Willis recently starred in "Lucky Number Slevin" and lent his voice to the just-released animated tale "Over the Hedge." In addition to the fourth "Die Hard" installment, his busy schedule also includes the upcoming "Perfect Stranger," "The Astronaut Farmer" and "Black Water Transit."

While I'm generally not a fan of sequels, this one I'd almost certainly go see. Who can resist the booze swilling, foul-mouthed, belligerent hero John McClane? Not me. -- Shannon Nolley


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Posted by Shannon on May 22, 2006 10:19 PM
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Yippie Ky Yay!

I love all three films and I'm psyched for a fourth (even though the 4.0 title is a little dated).

Could there be another Gruber brother?

-- Posted by: mac at May 22, 2006 10:36 PM

Hah! Or how about a Gruber cousin? I think they should go back to Mrs. McClane being in trouble and John having to save her. Third time's a charm, right? :)

-- Posted by: shannon at May 24, 2006 8:16 AM

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