RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,415
Posts: 5,360,129
Members: 24,632
Currently online: 442
Newest member: shrutidhrma


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > TV & Media

TV & Media Non-Trek television, movies, books, music, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 23 2012, 07:12 PM   #106
Captain Craig
Vice Admiral
 
Captain Craig's Avatar
 
Location: Nashville,TN
Re: Die Hard V - Oh, it's happening!!!

Jack has been cast. Jai Courtney lands the role of McClane Jr for Die Hard V.
Australian actor Jai Courtney ("Spartacus: Blood and Sand," "One Shot") has been officially announced to play John (Jack) McClane, Jr., the estranged son of Bruce Willis' iconic action hero John McClane, in the upcoming "A Good Day to Die Hard" at 20th Century Fox.
__________________
"Picard never hit me." Q-Less(DS9)
"Freedom is the Right of All Sentient Beings" Optimus Prime
Twitter:http://twitter.com/#!/CaptainCraig1
Captain Craig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 23 2012, 08:29 PM   #107
Captaindemotion
Vice Admiral
 
Captaindemotion's Avatar
 
Location: Ireland
Re: Die Hard V - Oh, it's happening!!!

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
JarodRussell wrote: View Post
Captaindemotion wrote: View Post

The Star Wars series?
Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...
Vader is not the protagonist. I don't care how many times Lucas says he is.
Hence my 'tongue out' smiley!

And anyway, as has already been pointed out, both McClane kids appeared in the original movie.

Captain Craig wrote: View Post
Jack has been cast. Jai Courtney lands the role of McClane Jr for Die Hard V.
Australian actor Jai Courtney ("Spartacus: Blood and Sand," "One Shot") has been officially announced to play John (Jack) McClane, Jr., the estranged son of Bruce Willis' iconic action hero John McClane, in the upcoming "A Good Day to Die Hard" at 20th Century Fox.
Um - this was pointed out a day or two and page or two back.

Never seen this guy in anything. Is he any good?

And it looks like they're rehashing the 'estranged offspring' storyline. Would it have been so awful to have made the McClane father and son pals from the outset?
__________________
Hodor!!!!!!!
Captaindemotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 23 2012, 08:30 PM   #108
JarodRussell
Vice Admiral
 
JarodRussell's Avatar
 
Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

It would be better if his son was a New York cop getting into trouble.
__________________
lol
l
/\
JarodRussell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24 2012, 02:37 AM   #109
foxhot
Fleet Captain
 
foxhot's Avatar
 
Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

I nominate Clive Owen to be the next villain: Desmond Gruber, adopted son of the Gruber crime family. His backup can be Jack Black as Notalint. Please kill his character of early before he wrecks yet another movie.
foxhot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24 2012, 04:56 AM   #110
Base_Delta_Zero
Commodore
 
Base_Delta_Zero's Avatar
 
Location: Maine
Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

Shazam! wrote: View Post
Base_Delta_Zero wrote: View Post
Lucy in the 4th was great.
This is incorrect.
Neatly dodging the fact that the first movie (the best one) worked with his kids. I'll accept your silence on that to be tacit agreement.

And my opinion of Lucy won't be countered or swayed by your opinion, no matter how hard you might try to present it as fact.

Ahem - na-na-na-NA-na
Base_Delta_Zero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24 2012, 06:58 AM   #111
Brikar99
Rear Admiral
 
Re: Die Hard V - Oh, it's happening!!!

Captaindemotion wrote: View Post
Never seen this guy in anything. Is he any good?
He was in the first season of Starz' "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" as one of Spartacus' gladiator friends, and I thought he did quite well. But this sounds like it will be a completely different kind of role, at least, in terms of how the character speaks - the action bits I'm sure he can handle.
__________________
SNW 9: 'Mestral' - 'Ninja Werewolf Assassins!' - Movie/TV reviews: For Reelz
Brikar99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24 2012, 04:20 PM   #112
Captaindemotion
Vice Admiral
 
Captaindemotion's Avatar
 
Location: Ireland
Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

^ Thanks. I saw a pic of him in Spartacus outfit (gladiator gear, curly blond hair), then a pic of him alongside Willis in his DH screen test, with a crew cut, looking totally different. Apparently the actors auditioning for John Jr tested alongside Bruce with three scenes - one involving gunplay, one where they were flirting with girls and one involving an emotional scene between father and son. Hopefully his chemistry with Bruno was what landed him the role.
__________________
Hodor!!!!!!!
Captaindemotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 1 2012, 12:56 PM   #113
Captaindemotion
Vice Admiral
 
Captaindemotion's Avatar
 
Location: Ireland
Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

http://www.moviehole.net/201252957-j...-in-die-hard-5

This article suggests that Courtney wasn't Bruce's first choice to play McClane Jr, that Bruno wanted DJ Coltrona, who plays opposite him in the new GI Joe movie, for the role. The studio nixed him and Liam Hemsworth because each already has a movie co-starring Willis (Hemsworth is in The Expendables 2).

Of course, Willis wasn't the first choice to play McClane in the original movie and neither was Sam Jackson for Vengeance, but then again, Sam and Bruno starring together in Pulp Fiction didn't really damage DHWAV any either, did it?
__________________
Hodor!!!!!!!
Captaindemotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 1 2012, 01:32 PM   #114
Yoda
Rear Admiral
 
Yoda's Avatar
 
Location: San Diego
Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

Really... Aaron Paul auditioned for this shit and he didn't crack their top 3? If that doesn't shatter your confidence in the people behind the Die Hard franchise these days, I don't think anything will.
__________________
Yoda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 1 2012, 01:54 PM   #115
Mr_Homn
Captain
 
Mr_Homn's Avatar
 
Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

Yoda wrote: View Post
Really... Aaron Paul auditioned for this shit and he didn't crack their top 3? If that doesn't shatter your confidence in the people behind the Die Hard franchise these days, I don't think anything will.
listen, i like aaron paul, but his work on breaking bad is overrated imo.

that... and he's just too much of a little skinny kid to be john mcclane's son. I'm not saying he couldn't do it, i just don't see why you'd think he's the best choice for that role. i can see why they might pass over him despite his obvious talent, because they want a burlier type
__________________
"Thank you.. for the drinks."

Last edited by Mr_Homn; March 1 2012 at 09:06 PM.
Mr_Homn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 4 2012, 08:47 PM   #116
Captaindemotion
Vice Admiral
 
Captaindemotion's Avatar
 
Location: Ireland
Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

Bump!

A couple of baddies join the cast:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=88862

Also, in kinda Die Hard-related news, I see the whole 'DH On A' genre seems to be making a comeback. Roland Emmerich is to direct White House Down (by the writer of The Amazing Spider-man and Zodiac, James Vanderbilt). This sounds like a cross between Die Hard and Air Force One (which was itself Die Hard on the Presidential Plane), with terrorists taking over 1600 Penn. Ave. That plot also formed the basis of a bonkers, but entertaining plot in S7 of 24, while there was at one stage rumoured to be a sequel to The Rock, set in Washington's most famous address.

Liam Neeson is to appear in Non-Stop, for producer Joel Silver, who produced the first two DH movies. This will be another Die Hard on a Plane, like Passenger 57, Con Air, Air Force One and others I've probably forgotten.
__________________
Hodor!!!!!!!
Captaindemotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 5 2012, 03:23 AM   #117
marillion
Vice Admiral
 
marillion's Avatar
 
Location: Hangin' with Smokey Bear
View marillion's Twitter Profile
Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

^^ George C Scott in "Hindenberg?"
__________________
Find a new way of life - www.marillion.com
marillion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 24 2012, 08:39 PM   #118
Captaindemotion
Vice Admiral
 
Captaindemotion's Avatar
 
Location: Ireland
Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

First pics, from shooting in Budapest. Other than the location, it's a bit reminiscent of the third and fourth movies.

http://mozinezo.hu/hirek/a-good-day-...asi-kepek.mozi
__________________
Hodor!!!!!!!
Captaindemotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25 2012, 12:54 AM   #119
Aldo
Admiral
 
Aldo's Avatar
 
Location: Somewhere Out there beneath the pale moonlight.
Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

I want to be pleasantly surprised about this film. But as it stands I don't see how it can be any good.
__________________
Don't believe everything I say.
Aldo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25 2012, 12:38 PM   #120
Starkers
Admiral
 
Starkers's Avatar
 
Location: Behind enemy lines
Re: Die Hard V - Not Looking Good...

Captaindemotion wrote: View Post
Bump!

A couple of baddies join the cast:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=88862

Also, in kinda Die Hard-related news, I see the whole 'DH On A' genre seems to be making a comeback. Roland Emmerich is to direct White House Down (by the writer of The Amazing Spider-man and Zodiac, James Vanderbilt). This sounds like a cross between Die Hard and Air Force One (which was itself Die Hard on the Presidential Plane), with terrorists taking over 1600 Penn. Ave. That plot also formed the basis of a bonkers, but entertaining plot in S7 of 24, while there was at one stage rumoured to be a sequel to The Rock, set in Washington's most famous address.

Liam Neeson is to appear in Non-Stop, for producer Joel Silver, who produced the first two DH movies. This will be another Die Hard on a Plane, like Passenger 57, Con Air, Air Force One and others I've probably forgotten.
snakes on a plane?

Actually you could count Executive Decision as well.
__________________
Werewolves on the Moon Now with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes review

The Devils of Amber Street
Starkers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
die hard

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.