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Story Details on Die Hard 6 - Die Hardest

21 November 2013 12:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A few months ago it was reported that Die Hard 6 would be called Die Hardest and that it would be written by Ben Trebilcook. Trebilcook is finished with the script, and in a recent interview with What Culture, he spilled some details on the story that fans of the franchise might like to hear. 

As a fan of the early films in the franchise, I really like the direction he is taking the story and character. It sounds like this is going to be the final film in the franchise as well, and they plan to bring back some familiar faces. 

Here are the details, which could be considered Spoilers, so I'm just throwing that out there.

"Hmm, what can I say? What can I say? What am I allowed to say? Ok, without spoiling too much, I can say that McClane is invited to Tokyo by the Nakatomi »

- Joey Paur

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Die Hardest Screenwriter Confirms Samuel L. Jackson’s Zeus Will Return!

20 November 2013 2:37 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Despite the fact that the recent fourth sequel (released earlier this year as A Good Day To Die Hard) failed to impress both fans and critics alike, it seems that Hollywood – and Bruce Willis himself – are still keen to get iconic hero John McClane back in the saddle one last time. At least, we hope it’ll be the last time. The fifth sequel to 1988′s Die Hard, currently going by the working title “Die Hardest,” will focus on Willis’ sardonic New York cop as he attends an anniversary dinner in Tokyo, Japan, to celebrate his heroic acts at the Nakatomi Plaza 30 years previously.

Of course, it’s expected that things won’t pan out quite as McClane expects them to – less cake and champagne, more guns and explosions. As of now, more details are confined to just speculations, with pretty much every character to have ever appeared in the »

- WhatCulture

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Syfy Summer Premiere Dates Finalized

25 April 2013 1:00 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Summer used to be the time that we’d see Warehouse 13, Haven, and – sigh – Eureka return with new seasons, but that’s all changed. Warehouse 13 returns for the second half of its giant 20-episode season on Monday, Haven is now a fall series, and Eureka… well, you know.

But chin up! We have Season 2 of Continuum and standalone seasons of Sinbad and Primeval: New World coming our way, along with the return of Face Off, Ghost Hunters, and many other competition and nonscripted series, not to mention a Twilight Zone marathon, a Roger Corman marathon, and more Original Movies with excellent titles. Check em all out below; series broadcast info will be updated on the SciFiMafia.com Spring and Summer Primetime TV Schedule.

Syfy Launches A Summer Of Imagination And Adventure Premieres Of Reality Series Joe Rogan Questions Everything, Cosworld, Notorious Hauntings And Exit All-new Episodes Of Face Off, »

- Erin Willard

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Summer Premiere Dates Set for Sinbad and Primeval: New World

28 March 2013 1:00 PM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

It looks like our summer is shaping up very nicely, thanks to some excellent scheduling by The Powers That Be. At least our weekends will be taken care of. True Blood will almost certainly return in its usual Sunday at 9/8c slot, so there’s Sunday sorted. We told you earlier today that Zero Hour will be airing Saturdays at 8/7c, which fits in perfectly with this latest scheduling announcement: Primeval: New World will be airing Saturdays at 9/8c, followed by Sinbad at 10/9c on Syfy.

You may recall that we told you about the Syfy pickup of Primeval: New World back in October. You’ll recognize it as a spinoff from the original Primeval which aired here originally on BBC America. You’ll also recognize the star, Niall Matter, as Zane from the late great EurekaPrimeval: New World is another  series acquired by Syfy from our pals up in Canada, »

- Erin Willard

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Review: 'Welcome To The Punch' Is A Stylish & Smart British Spin In On The Action-Thriller

11 March 2013 8:19 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The terms "British cinema" and "action movie" tend not to go together particularly well. Maybe it's the smaller budgets at play, maybe it's an awareness that our American and Asian cousins do it better, maybe it's cultural -- most British cops don't carry weapons, for example. It's not that it hasn't been tried, it's more that the examples we do have -- "The 51st State," "Centurion," "The Sweeney" -- tend to be bad enough to dissuade too many others from giving it a shot, and so the idea of an action movie set in the U.K. remains incongruous enough that it can form the central joke of an entire film, like Edgar Wright's "Hot Fuzz." But that might all be about to change, thanks to "Welcome To The Punch." Produced by Ridley Scott, marking the second film from Eran Creevy (who was behind the excellent and underrated "Shifty »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Sean Pertwee to appear in 'The Alan Partridge Movie'

28 January 2013 11:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sean Pertwee is to appear in The Alan Partridge Movie. Few details have emerged so far on the long-awaited film from Steve Coogan and Armando Iannucci, which is set for release in August.

[Sean Pertwee, left, and Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge] Voiceover company Another Tongue revealed today via Twitter that Sean will be participating in the comedy film. Sean is the son of former Doctor Who star Jon Pertwee, and has had roles in Wild Bill, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, The 51st State and Love, Honour and Obey. Production began on the comedy movie earlier this month, with the film's storyline to concern Alan's radio station North Norfolk Digital being taken over (more) »

- By Paul Martinovic

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Jon Pertwee's son Sean Pertwee to appear in 'The Alan Partridge Movie'

28 January 2013 11:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sean Pertwee is to appear in The Alan Partridge Movie. Few details have emerged so far on the long-awaited film from Steve Coogan and Armando Iannucci, which is set for release in August.

[Sean Pertwee, left, and Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge] Voiceover company Another Tongue revealed today via Twitter that Sean will be participating in the comedy film. Sean is the son of former Doctor Who star Jon Pertwee, and has had roles in Wild Bill, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, The 51st State and Love, Honour and Obey. Production began on the comedy movie earlier this month, with the film's storyline to concern Alan's radio station North Norfolk Digital being taken over (more) »

- By Paul Martinovic

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'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' sequel to start filming in May

24 January 2013 6:24 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will enter production this year, it has been reported. Filming on the project will begin this May in Asia, reports Deadline. Ronny Yu (Fearless, The 51st State) is believed to be in talks with The Weinstein Company to direct the new movie, with fight choreographer Woo-ping Yuen also tipped to return for the sequel. The new movie will reportedly be based on Silver Vase, Iron Knight, which is the fifth book in Wang Dulu's series (more) »

- By Kate Goodacre

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel to Shoot in May

24 January 2013 6:06 PM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

A sequel to Ang Lee’s 2000 martial arts film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” is happening — and I’m not talking about what some actor said over lunch or tossed out there during a press junket, either. This thing is going down — this May, in fact. The Weinstein Company, who released the first movie 13 years ago, will be heading to China to shoot a sequel to the award-winning Ang Lee-directed film (it won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film), with Chinese action veteran director Ronny Yu in talks to take over directing duties. Yu is no stranger to martial arts action, having directed the “Bride With White Hair” series back in the ’90s, and more recently the 2006 Jet Li martial arts flick “Fearless”. Hollywood fans might know him better as the director of “Freddy vs. Jason”, “The 51st State”, and “Bride of Chucky”. Admittedly, his Hollywood output have not exactly been stellar, »

- Nix

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Is Quentin Tarantino the world's most influential director?

15 January 2013 3:53 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Violent, witty and peppered with references to past pop culture, Tarantino's film-making style has its own dictionary entry. Do any other modern directors have the same clout?

Tarantinoesque (adj) – referring to or reminiscent of the work of the American film-maker and actor Quentin Tarantino (born 1963), known for the violence and wit of his films.

No one these days, not even the Collins English Dictionary, doubts how influential Tarantino has been over his 21-year career. Any lippy thriller featuring pop culture-fried dialogue and flip violence in the wake of Reservoir Dogs – 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, The 51st State, the works of Guy Ritchie – were branded you know what. And, impressively, it cemented into an enduring idiom: Joe Carnahan was still painting from the palette in 2007's Smokin' Aces, and reviewers were handing out the Tarantinoesque badge, a touch dog-eared now, as late as this Christmas gone, to Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths. »

- Phil Hoad

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