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Die Hard fan looking to save the franchise pitches new movie script in Hollywood Reporter ad


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

November 12, 2015 | 2 min read

Talks of a pre-Nagatomi Plaza Die Hard prequel – with a younger actor taking on the mantle of hero cop John McClane – have proven too much for one man.

Eric D. Wilkinson, a writer and independent producer, has published his script idea for the return of the Die Hard series in an ad in the Hollywood Reporter, looking to gain traction for his ideas and win the attention of 20th Century Fox.

Looking to avert the bargain basement fate of the franchise following 'Die Hard with a Vengeance’, ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ and ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ all failing to live up to the acclaim of earlier entries, Wilkinson invested in a full page ad in the print edition.

The ad, which cost of thousands of pounds, was dubbed by Wilkinson as a “Christmas present to myself” .

He told Gawker: “I just want them to make a really cool Die Hard movie. I’m a fan. I’m no different from anybody else that sits behind their computer and sounds off ideas for good movies. The only difference is I said, ‘To hell with it, I’m going to take money out of my savings and do this.’"

Read the full ad below.

And if you’ve any idea on how to improve Die Hard, put them in the comments below - or take a full-page ad in the Hollywood Reporter…

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