Man promotes his idea for 'Die Hard' sequel in the most epic way
No matter how much you care about 'Die Hard,' producer Eric D. Wilkinson cares about it more. He loves it so much, in fact, that the producer bought a full page in The Hollywood Reporter to pitch his idea for the announced sequel/origin story to the popular film franchise, titled 'Die Hard Year One.'
In an open letter to 'Die Hard' star, producer and director Bruce Willis, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Len Wiseman (respectively), Wilkinson puts his best foot forward in coming up with the most strategic way to find out the backstory for protagonist John McClane.
And then, he tells you why.
To make a long story short, the pitch has the movie flash back to 1979, where 24-year-old McClane is investigating the murder of a young boy. After accidentally letting his number one suspect go, the case falls apart.
Flash forward to Russia nearly 40 years later, where the corpse of that same suspect turns up with evidence pointing to -- hold your breath -- John McClane. Breathe.
The pitch progresses to detail exciting plot twists including but not limited to deception, prison riots and family drama.
"And when it comes to John McClane," Wilkinson says as he finishes the pitch, "old habits die hard."
Whether the 'Die Hard' creators pick up the plot or not, Wilkinson has given a new definition of being a die hard fan.
Yippee-ki-yay, Eric Wilkinson.
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