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Die Hard 6 Still Happening as Search for Young John McClane Begins

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Die Hard 6 Still Happening as Search for Young John McClane Begins
We haven't had a Die Hard movie for a few years, and we arguably haven't had a great movie in the franchise since the 90s, but Hollywood is going to give it at least one more shot. Director Len Wiseman announced quite some time ago that he is working on Die Hard 6, which will serve as both a prequel and a sequel that will feature a young version of John McClane fighting crime in the 70s. Now, the casting process is underway to find the young John McClane and Die Hard 6 is moving forward.

Len Wiseman, who also directed Live Free or Die Hard, recently spoke with Deadline and confirmed that this Die Hard prequel/sequel is still in the works. Bruce Willis is already signed on to play John McClane again in the present, but they still need an actor to fill the role of a pre-Die Hard version of the character.
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Die Hard 6 still active, Len Wiseman gives update

Simon Brew Sep 27, 2017

Casting is now underway for the new John McClane...

It’s been nearly two years now since news landed of a possible sixth Die Hard movie. This is the one that would part act as a John McClane origins story, and part be set in the present day. Die Hard 4.0 director Len Wiseman was attached to the project. And then things went quiet. For a long time.

It turns out, though, that the project is still active, and in fact is likely to be Wiseman’s next big screen directorial outing. Chatting to Deadline – whilst mainly talking about the Underworld TV series that’s planned – Wiseman has been talking about finding an actor to play the young McClane. “The right casting for this role is crucial”, he said. “Those bare feet have some very big shoes to fill”.

The casting process is apparently underway right now too,
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Terminator 6: why franchise-building is its biggest enemy

Ryan Lambie Sep 27, 2017

The Terminator series is making its third attempt at a trilogy. But would it be better as a one-off story, Ryan wonders...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for all the Terminator films released so far.

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Genisys probably seemed like a good idea at the time. After the so-so critical and financial performance of Terminator 3 and Terminator: Salvation, the fifth entry in the series would, as far as its producers were concerned, take the saga back to its glory days: the nightmarish chases of The Terminator and the eye-popping special effects of T2, widely regarded as the franchise's high-water mark.
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Parasite: Demi Moore’s delightfully shlocky film debut

Ryan Lambie Sep 22, 2017

It’s Alien crossed with Mad Max, and Demi Moore plays a lemon farmer. We look back at the 1982 sci-fi horror, Parasite...

All Hollywood stars have to start somewhere, and there are plenty of A-listers with low-budget B-movies in their early histories. A teenage Leonardo DiCaprio made an appearance in Critters 3; Kevin Bacon was a memorable victim in the original Friday The 13th. Then there's Parasite: a bargain-basement sci-fi horror that cheerfully slams together two popular 70s staples: Cronenbergian body horror and George Miller-style post-apocalypse. Oh, and Demi Moore makes her feature film debut as Patricia, who grows lemons.

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In a dystopian near-future, a clammy, bug-eyed scientist, Dr Paul Dean (Robert Glaudini, who looks like a gaunt, desperately-ill relative of Jeff Goldblum) tinkers away in his lab. His
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Morgan Freeman to star in cat-and-mouse thriller The Manuscript

According to Screen Daily, Morgan Freeman has joined the cast of The Manuscript, a high-concept cat-and-mouse thriller from director John Moore (A Good Day to Die Hard, Behind Enemy Lines).

Based on a script by Louis Rosenberg and Joe Rosenbaum, The Manuscript follows “an imprisoned genius (Freeman) who uses clues in the manuscript of his upcoming memoir to guide a junior book editor to a missing $20m diamond stash he stole years earlier. As the ambitious youngster gets closer to the truth, he becomes ensnared in a criminal plot that places his life in danger.”

The film is being produced by Mike Witherill (John Wick) and Mark Williams (The Accountant) and is being introduced to potential buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival by Highland Film Group, who are also shopping the Margot Robbie thriller Terminal and drama Three Christs starring Richard Gere and Peter Dinklage.
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Five actors who should play Obi-Wan Kenobi (who aren’t Ewan McGregor)

Anghus Houvouras with a satirical take on five actors who could replace Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi…

Star Wars is back, baby! And better than ever. There’s a new Obi-Wan Kenobi movie in the works over at Disney, and I thought it was time to chime in with five actors who could easily step into the role if Ewan McGregor doesn’t come back to don the brown robes. So let’s take a look at five actors who could play Obi-Wan who aren’t Ewan McGregor

Johnny Depp

This just makes too much sense. Depp has been Disney’s pride and joy since Pirates of the Caribbean launched a billion dollar franchise for the House of the Mouse. And let’s face it, audiences could potentially start tiring of Captain Jack Sparrow in another four or five installments. Johnny Depp has the charisma and defined acting chops that
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Consider With Reservations: The Stars of Quantity Over Quality Cinema

The stars of yesterday now are making three films a year you never knew existed until they show up on Netflix.^ Real Movie ^

In my prior life as a script reader, I certainly read a lot of bad scripts, but at times, an even more common occurrence was a script that seemed to do a great many things right, but somehow fell just short of being something you wanted to champion as a movie. As draining as the terrible scripts were, there’s something pure about clear-cut bad. It takes little effort to explain why they’re unfit.

The real challenges were the scripts that had kind of a decent premise, kind of an okay twist or two, and a lead character who wasn’t bad so much as he or she was just… there. The raw materials are there for what Could be a script. They just happen to be assembled in the least compelling way
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The 50 Greatest Car Chases in Film: Part 1

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The Fast and Furious movies aren't the only ones with great car chases. Join us as we take a look at the 50 best car chase scenes in film. This week, we’re looking at #50 through 26.

Like peanut butter and jelly, car chases and movies are two things that just go together perfectly. A chase is inherently interesting to watch - someone is trying their best to get away by any means possible, while the other party is trying to stop them from doing so. The danger involved, the threat of violence, and even the thrill of the hunt are all part of why we often can’t look away. A car chase is the next level of chase. They are fast - an embodiment of man and machine together. They are also dangerous - the stakes are incredibly high, and not just for the people involved in the chase.

Movies
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I.T. Review

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Author: Linda Marric

A Good Day to Die Hard director John Moore is back with a predictably dull tech thriller which manages to underwhelm rather than thrill. This psychological drama which stars Pierce Brosnan and Anna Friel – yet despite the cast’s best efforts, I.T falls short of providing any kind of hook and ultimately fails to keep the audience on its side for long enough for anyone to care about what is happening on screen as the narrative unfolds.

Sounding more Irish and looking more menacing than usual, Brosnan is Mike Regan, a self-made aviation millionaire planning to expand his empire by launching an Uber-style app for private jets. Regan seems to have it all, a dutiful wife (Anna Friel), a beautiful teenage daughter (Stefanie Scott) and a modern state-of-the-art smart home with all mod cons. However, things start to go terribly wrong when the firm’s I.
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Second Opinion – I.T. (2016)

I.T., 2016.

Directed by John Moore.

Starring Pierce Brosnan, James Frecheville, Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott, and Michael Nyqvist.

Synopsis:

A wealthy tycoon finds his life has been taken over by an It consultant. He, his family and his home are under attack from all the technology that they take for granted.

It’s surprising that “from one of the writers of Terminator 2: Judgement Day” wasn’t plastered all over the marketing for Pierce Brosnan’s latest low-rent thriller romp, because William Wisher Jr.’s involvement is just about the only remotely promising thing this film has going for it. Then you remember T2 was 25 years ago and Wisher has since written Sylvester Stallone’s Judge Dredd and two Exorcist prequels nobody asked for. I.T., arriving amid little enthusiasm or reason to exist, is like-minded company.

Aviation mogul Mike Regan (Brosnan) is on the eve of taking his company public and
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Competition: Win an ‘I.T.’ iTunes download code

From director John Moore (A Good Day to Die Hard, Max Payne) and starring an award-winning cast, including Golden Globe nominated Pierce Brosnan (James Bond, No Escape) and Anna Friel (Limitless, London Boulevard) as well as Stefanie Scott (Insidious: Chapter 3) and James Frecheville (The Drop, Animal Kingdom), I.T. will be released in selected UK cinemas on 10th March 2017.

Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) is a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, Rose (Anna Friel) a beautiful teenage daughter, Kaitlyn (Stefanie Scott) and a sleek, state-of-the-art smart home. But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant, Ed (James Frecheville), starts using his skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life. In a world where there is no privacy, and personal secrets can go viral by the click of a mouse, Mike needs
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Win a digital download of I.T. starring Pierce Brosnan

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Author: Competitions

To mark the release of I.T. starring Pierce Brosnan on 10th March, we’ve been given 5 iTunes codes to download a digital copy of the film.

From director John Moore (A Good Day to Die Hard, Max Payne) and starring an award-winning cast, including Golden Globe nominated Pierce Brosnan (James Bond, No Escape) and Anna Friel (Limitless, London Boulevard) as well as Stefanie Scott (Insidious: Chapter 3) and James Frecheville (The Drop, Animal Kingdom), I.T. will be released in selected UK cinemas on 10th March 2017. I.T. will also be available for digital download from 10th March.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 16th March 2017 at 23.59 GMT The winner will be picked at random from entries received No cash alternative is available

The usual T&Cs can be found here.
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Exclusive clip from Pierce Brosnan thriller ‘I.T.’

From director John Moore (A Good Day to Die Hard, Max Payne) and starring an award-winning cast, including Golden Globe nominated Pierce Brosnan (James Bond, No Escape) and Anna Friel (Limitless, London Boulevard) as well as Stefanie Scott (Insidious: Chapter 3) and James Frecheville (The Drop, Animal Kingdom), I.T. will be released in selected UK cinemas on 10th March 2017.

Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) is a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, Rose (Anna Friel) a beautiful teenage daughter, Kaitlyn (Stefanie Scott) and a sleek, state-of-the-art smart home. But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant, Ed (James Frecheville), starts using his skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life. In a world where there is no privacy, and personal secrets can go viral by the click of a mouse, Mike needs
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Star Wars, and the growing clamour for the original cuts

Simon Brew Mar 1, 2017

As rumours that Disney is set to re-release the original cuts of the first Star Wars trilogy prove unfounded, we look at what's going on...

It’s a strange time in the world of physical discs. Whilst companies such as Arrow and Criterion continue to invest time, money and care into beautiful, crafted and collectable releases, there’s a growing feeling that the era of the physical disc is coming to an end. DVD and Blu-ray sales are falling, some titles by-pass disc altogether and go straight to streaming services. Furthermore, extra features are becoming less the norm and more a bit of a luxury. Then there’s the small matter of Ultra HD Blu-ray, a new disc format that’s making a little headway, but struggling to really breakthrough. Titles such as Keeping Up With The Joneses for £30 a throw aren’t loosening people’s purse strings.
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How A Good Day To Die Hard left the franchise in limbo

Simon Brew Feb 2, 2017

How Die Hard 5 left the series, and what's the story with Die Hard 6, or Die Hard: Year One?

The promotional campaign, at least, was promising. The early trailers for A Good Day To Die Hard brought back key pieces of music, and seemed to hit that Bruce Willis was back to playing the character of John McClane, as opposed to being Bruce Willis in another generic action movie. Scheduled for a Valentine’s Day 2013 release date, it seemed 20th Century Fox had confidence in a franchise that had enjoyed its best ever box office performance with 2007’s Die Hard 4.0/Live Free Or Die Hard (depending on where you live in the world).

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The first warning sign that all was not well came with the invitation to the UK press screening for the film. Appreciating
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The erotic thrillers that followed Basic Instinct’s success

Simon Brew Feb 3, 2017

When Basic Instinct hit big, Hollywood went hunting for more erotic thrillers. Er, it found some. Includes Kevin Spacey with odd hair.

When a movie hits big out of the blue, it’s unwritten Hollywood law that the imitators aren’t too far behind. That’s why, after American Pie brought Porky’s-esque sex-tinged (late) teen comedies back to prominence in 1999, the box office was flooded with similar fare for years after. The Blair Witch Project, meanwhile, hit out of nowhere, and found footage horror is only now dying away. The late Wes Craven, meanwhile, wryly noted just how quickly Hollywood had cashed in on the success of 1996’s Scream, when spoof Scary Movie popped out the year after.

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Going back to 1992, though, and it was the turn of the erotic thriller to enjoy its resurgence.
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Why Hans Gruber remains the greatest action movie villain of all time

Tim George Dec 7, 2016

The late Alan Rickman gave Hollywood action cinema arguably its finest villain ever in the shape of Die Hard's Hans Gruber...

At Christmas last year, I sat down to do what so many people do after they’ve done the shopping, cooking and screaming that goes with the holiday season: kick back and watch my favourite Christmas movie. I had not seen Die Hard in a few years, and for a brief moment as the old Twentieth Century Fox logo appeared, I worried that it would not stand up. I’d seen it so many times, maybe this would be the time where it would not be able to work its magic like it had all those years ago when I first saw it on TV.

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Gears of War movie back in development

With Gears of War 4 on the horizon, it’s been announced that the long-gestating Gears of War movie is back in development at a new studio.

The Hollywood Reporter noted today that Universal Studios have purchased the movie adaptation rights from Microsoft, who have owned the video game rights since 2014. The movie will be produced by Scott Stuber (Central Intelligence) and Dylan Clark (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). No writer has been attached to the project yet.

New Line Cinemas originally purchased the film rights for Gears of War in 2007 with a script by Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl). Len Wiseman (A Good Day to Die Hard) signed on to direct with Kate Beckinsale (Underworld) attached to star, but both jumped off the project in 2010.

This is the second time Universal have worked with Microsoft on a video game movie following
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Film Review: ‘I.T.’

Film Review: ‘I.T.’
Appropriately enough for a movie titled “I.T.,” there is a preponderance of hard drives, software, satellite tracking networks, cutting-edge surveillance systems, and banks of large-format monitors on display throughout director John Moore’s slickly produced techno-thriller. But it falls largely on the shoulders of lead player Pierce Brosnan to provide a welcome human touch to the proceedings, with his persuasive portrayal of an analog man in a digital world.

With his Irish accent a tad more pronounced than usual, Brosnan plays Mike Regan, a private aviation tycoon who’s poised to expand his business with a new Uber-style app that will allow aircraft owners to sublet their jets. Normally, Regan is not a man who’s comfortable with innovative technology; truth to tell, he often needs help from his wife Rose (Anna Friel) just to operate the coffee maker in their lavishly appointed “smart home.” And he’s extremely uncomfortable
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‘I.T.’ Exclusive Clip: Pierce Brosnan Never Loses His Cool In New Action Thriller

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‘I.T.’ Exclusive Clip: Pierce Brosnan Never Loses His Cool In New Action Thriller
Actor Pierce Brosnan has had a busy year so far. He previously starred in the dark thriller “Urge” as a mysterious nightclub owner who introduces his friends to a new designer drug and drags them into a deadly trap. Now, he stars in another action thriller “I.T.” as Mike Regan, a successful, self-made man with a state-of-the-art “smart home,” but when his I.T. consultant Ed (James Frecheville) starts stalking his daughter and threatening his entire life, he’s drawn into a complex cat-and-mouse game where the normal rules don’t apply. The film also stars Anna Friel (“Pushing Daisies”), Stefanie Scott (“Flipped”), and Michael Nyqvist (“John Wick”). Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

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The film is directed by John Moore. He previously directed “Behind Enemy Lines,” starring Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman, the remake of “The Omen,
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