Next Die Hard Will Be Set In Japan

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Next Die Hard Will Be Set In Japan

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John McClane is set to have his sixth "unluckiest day ever," this time in the Yakuza-laden land of the rising sun, tentatively titled "Die Hardest".

Die Hard is a movie franchise that is ironically having quite a hard time dying. Despite mediocre reviews, Die Hard 5 or A Good Day to Die Hard pulled in an impressive $300 million worldwide, showing that old man Willis (now 58 years old) still has what it takes (or more accurately, people like watching gunfights and explosions). Cinema Today has revealed that a sixth movie, tentatively titled "Die Hardest" will see Willis, as leading man John McClane, travel across the pacific to Tokyo.

Die Hard 6 will start off in New York City, but will then see the McClane family travel to Tokyo, where they will quickly get caught up in the Yakuza or Samurai or Ninjas or something like that. It's good to see that McClane's "attract terrorists" superpowers work outside of the US. Earlier this year, it was revealed that Hugh Jackman's The Wolverine would also be set in Japan.

Japanese movie fans took to the forums to discuss the possibilities of the upcoming movie.

  • Wow! I'd definitely like to go and check out the locations they use to shoot this one!
  • I'm begging you, please don't do an action scene in Akihabara...
  • You think he'll get mixed up with yakuza or something in this one?
  • Looking forward to this! That said, Die Hard 5 was pretty awful...
  • Hmm... that title kind of suggests this'll be the absolute last in the series.

The last comment in particular, that the Die Hardest subtitle suggests that this will be the last in the series, would be a welcome relief to fans of the original movies that have already had to experience two cringe-worthy sequels.

Source: Cinema Today (Japanese) via Rocket News 24

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I have doubts for it being the last Die Hard even if it's called Die Hardest. As long as these films keep making money, which they will, they'll be made. I don't mind, they're enjoyable but they could be so much better. At this point all I want is a decent shootout which Die Hard 5 didn't have, instead we got a really tedious car-chase.

I can see it now, John has just killed the entire Yakuza, defeated an army of demon samurais and destroyed a clan of Al-Qaeda ninjas. As he is walking toward the airport with the family he has finally made up with, Wolverine jumps out of the bushes and kills him ending the series and spawning a spin off called "Die Together" that follows his family hunting down Wolverine to get their revenge.

Obviously the original is the best, but I generally liked the 2 sequels that followed. Would have been nice to stop there, have a generally well received trilogy, even when it wasn't needed. In the first, he seemed like an ordinary person who happened to be a cop. 2 and 3, he was more like some action hero super cop. With the last 2, he's some kind of super hero that apparently can't be killed or hurt (assuming on 5, it just looked painful from everything I saw). I know the answer, but I can't help but ask, why can't they just leave well enough alone?

They are full out milking it now. They are not even pretending.

Bruce Willis has decided to go the path of Nicolas Cage and Liam Neeson and do any and every movie he possibly can.

I'd like it to be called Die Hard 5: #yoloswag

1-3 are classics. 4 was terrible. I haven't seen 5, mainly because it looks pretty bad from the trailers and I don't like the whole 'bring his son in to it' plot. I highly doubt I'll make any effort to watch 6.

It has to be said too, that he looks way too old for this type of role now. I know he's only 58, but he often looks like he's pushing 70

Bruce Willis cashing another pay check for looking bored on screen. Seriously, does the guy even care about his performance anymore? I recently saw Pulp Fiction again, and I was reminded that Bruce Willis used to have emotional range.

I would really like if they turned Die Hard into an anthology series already. I know audiences are attached to John McClane and all, but a "wrong place at the wrong time" movie doesn't exactly go well after five movies with the SAME man. After the first film it's well-established that he stops bad guys, after the second it's nigh-on cemented in stone. Die Hard should be surviving on its broad strokes concepts - not Bruce Willis alone.

I really hope the future of Die Hard doesn't just become "where else can we set an action film starring Bruce Willis?" That's not the legacy John McTiernan's original deserves.

Also

WHY ISN'T IT SET AT CHRISTMAS ANYMORE

I guarantee you the day that Bruce says "No More Die Hard." is the day they hire Shia LeBeouf to do prequel movies.

I could probably forgive all past sins, if the plot involved the Nakatomi Corporation HQ in Tokyo and the chairman was played by Sonny Chiba.

...

Oh, this is going to suck. Not just in an awful movie way, but in a "Japanese people will think this is how I see their country" kinda way.

The last really good Die Hard movie was The Fifth Element.

F$&k! I recently wrote an action movie screenplay set in Japan. I should've tried selling it to Fox.

Die hard 4 was a popcorn movie masterpiece and people should be ashamed of disliking it. With that said, haven't seen Die Hard 5 yet, but this is definitely good news to me.

...They're going to keep milking this until it finally ends on an absolutely shit sequel which makes disappointing returns, at which point the franchise will also end on a shit note. It seems that's exactly what they're pushing for here, push push push until people lose all interest and the character becomes a bland sell-out puddle who will not be remembered for his glory days, but how shit the last few of his movies were.

I saw the first 3 Die Hard movies as entertaining classics, the 4th one was a surprisingly good "look guys, I can still kick ass" movie but I was expecting it to end there because it was supposed to be John McClain's "final" note to saying that age is never a barrier for a seriously dedicated hero, and that's the moral of the story.

So when the 5th one was released I immediately thought "Wait, what the fuck for? What could possibly be fresh and new in this, what could we possibly learn from this?". Turns out it was completely unneeded and existed purely for raking in franchise-cash and for no other reason. No genuinely good intentions or good will existed behind it.

And the 6th one will just be more of that.

Gordon_4:
I could probably forgive all past sins, if the plot involved the Nakatomi Corporation HQ in Tokyo and the chairman was played by Sonny Chiba.

Involving Nakatomi in some way would be a nice touch, completing the circle if you will.

Though I can't help but feel Die Hard has had its day. First three are classics, the fourth had its moments of fun and five was.........there. As much as I love John McClain, it may be time he hung up his yippee kiy yay.

Why?! Watching Bruce Willis attempting to promote Die Hard 5 was the most depressing thing I think I've ever seen. Stop shitting all over the beloved franchise!

still havent watched part 5. i dint mind part 4 though but seriously, a sixth movie??? sounds more like a rent on dvd for me. after i have rented part 5 first.

Avoid like the plague I suppose.

I liked the first 3, but 4 was absolute shite and 5 was...haven't seen it as well.

At this point it's a parody of itself.

The name is actually "Die Hardest"?

Wow. That's one of the names my friends and I throw around when discussing hilariously ridiculous sequel names.

Until they are going to do a Die Hard movie set on mars, I'm going to stay as far as possible from that travesty this franchise has become.

More like "There will be yet another Die Hard - Who still gives a shite?"

They might as well name the movie "Milk Hard: Give us your money"

kman123:
Avoid like the plague I suppose.

I liked the first 3, but 4 was absolute shite and 5 was...haven't seen it as well.

At this point it's a parody of itself.

And a bad parody at that. The interesting thing is, the first Die Hard already was in some ways a parody of the action films of that era: the villains being nothing but common robbers, the main hero being stopped by mere glass shards on the floor and that scene where Alan Rickman makes the phone call and talks about releasing terrorist prisoners and stuff.

Hmm... that title kind of suggests this'll be the absolute last in the series.

Pfft they could totally make another film. It would be Die Hardester With A Revengeance.

After watching the fourth film I don't even want to watch the latest one. The series took a nose dive when they brought it back, the original three are fine (although Die Harder was a bit crap) and the first film is still the best Christmas movie ever made. Now it's generic shooty-scowly action andI wouldn't be suprised if it turned in to John McClane Vs. Godzilla.

CriticalMiss:

Pfft they could totally make another film. It would be Die Hardester With A Revengeance.

No, they would reboot it as Die Hard: Resurrection with Shia LaBeouf, and then make sequels with titles like Revengeance, Die Again, Die Harder Than This, Dead Hard, Just Die Already, Why Won't You Die? and such.

Slightly off topic, but wasn't The Wolverine set in Japan since like last year?

bartholen:

CriticalMiss:

Pfft they could totally make another film. It would be Die Hardester With A Revengeance.

No, they would reboot it as Die Hard: Resurrection with Shia LaBeouf, and then make sequels with titles like Revengeance, Die Again, Die Harder Than This, Dead Hard, Just Die Already, Why Won't You Die? and such.

What about Die-monds Are Forever (Hard)?

CriticalMiss:

bartholen:

CriticalMiss:

Pfft they could totally make another film. It would be Die Hardester With A Revengeance.

No, they would reboot it as Die Hard: Resurrection with Shia LaBeouf, and then make sequels with titles like Revengeance, Die Again, Die Harder Than This, Dead Hard, Just Die Already, Why Won't You Die? and such.

What about Die-monds Are Forever (Hard)?

Die of the Tiger! And it will be set in 18th century China where a gang of master swordsmen have just taken over the Imperial Palace in an attempt to steal the Empire's jade stocks while disguising as Japanese insurgents. Jon Mag Len is a regular palace guard but also the only hope of freeing the Emperor.

I'd watch the hell out of that movie.

The Title makes it sound like a comercial for erectile enhancement
This is John McClane
John McClane is looking well...

Nghtgnt:
The last really good Die Hard movie was The Fifth Element.

Depends, Was that before or after the Die Hard with a Vengeance?

Coach Morrison:
I can see it now, John has just killed the entire Yakuza, defeated an army of demon samurais and destroyed a clan of Al-Qaeda ninjas. As he is walking toward the airport with the family he has finally made up with, Wolverine jumps out of the bushes and kills him ending the series and spawning a spin off called "Die Together" that follows his family hunting down Wolverine to get their revenge.

.....I'd watch it.

I've enjoyed every movie in the series. A Good Day to Die Hard was a fast, fun movie. I mean, the man hip fires a light machinegun. Awesome.

His sixth unluckiest day ever? So they're already admitting this one won't be as good as the originals? :P

the seventh movie will consists of fans of the die hard movies, trying to kill McClane so they wont drive the franchise further into the ground.

Die Hard 7 = McClanes son has been kidnapped by the taliban and is threatened with beheading unless all dirty westerners leave there country. McClane goes there, defeats all Taliban on his own in his quest to save his son.

Die Hard 8 = Blah blah blah. Terrorists. Blah blah blah. Wait, the terrorist killing cops turns out to be Predator! Yes, we truly jumped the shark as McClane fights the Predator in a New York tower block. (See, we are back to one building again.)

Die Hard 9 = Jumped the shark? Jumped the whole damn ocean. McClane is a dairy farmer. Aliens keep abducting his cows and leaving blood drained carcases. His favorite cow Blue bell is taken. Grrrrrrr. McClane speaks to his friend in NASA to take the shuttle to Mars to save Blue Bell and get revenge for every cow abducted.

Eat Shit and Die Hard? That seems to be an appropriate title.

I'm not sure what this one will be called. Given that it's gone on for so long, Hardly Dying seems appropriate.

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