Friday, January 18, 2013
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Since Die Hard 5 "A Good Day To Die Hard" is coming out soon I thought I would share a little fact that many Die Hard fans don't know. I sure didn't. Normally I write out my facts but this time I thought I would just quote the man who wrote the article where I read it. Daniel O'Brien wrote this for www.cracked.com Click the link to read his fun thoughts on how to not screw up the latest movie.
"A Good Day to Die Hard is the first script that was written just to be a Die Hard movie. Ever. The first Die Hard was originally written as a sequel to Commando (or a sequel to The Detective, depending on which source you consult), but when Arnold dropped out, they changed it at the last minute into a Die Hard. Die Hard 2: Die Harder was originally a book called 58 Minutes about a cop named Frank Malone who probably never even Die Harded a little bit. Die Hard With a Vengeance was originally supposed to be Lethal Weapon 4, but that also changed at the last minute, probably because turning Danny Glover's "too old for this shit" good cop into a "too racist for this shit" lunatic upset the buddy cop dynamic established in the first three. Finally, Live Free or Die Hard was originally called WW3.com, and it was based on a Wired article. About hacking. No one has ever started a movie with the intention of writing a Die Hard. Good Die Hard scripts are like McClane himself; they're the right script in the wrong place at the wrong time."