During the The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis, the 63-year-old actor finally weighed in on whether or not Die Hard was a Christmas film.
Among film buffs this is a debate that has raged since the film’s debut in 1988. The film was originally based on the 1979 novel, Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp and was originally pitched as a sequel to the 1968 film, The Detective, starring Frank Sinatra. When Sinatra turned down the chance to reprise the role, the filmmakers reworked it into action thriller we all know and love today.
No one will deny that the film is an absolute classic of the action film genre that turned Bruce Willis into a sought after action star. In addition the film also helped launch the career of the late Alan Rickman and spawned multiple sequels that are still being produced to this day. But is the first film actually a Christmas film?
Some have argued that the film is based on the idea that the film happens to take place during the holiday season. Others, however, seem to think that it does not qualify as it lacks anything that a traditional Christmas movie contains. It seemed that during his roast, franchise star Bruce Willis gave a definitive answer on the matter:
“Die Hard is not a Christmas movie. It’s a god damn Bruce Willis movie!”
How seriously this answer is meant to be taken, however, is up for debate.
The Comedy Centeal Roasts are, of course, all meant to be in good fun and laughing with people instead of at them. So more then likely, Bruce Willis’ statement regarding Die Hard was meant to stir the pot and get people talking and joking about it. But regardless of what he says, this is a debate that will surly go on for as long as the film is watched.
What do you all think of this? Is Bruce Willis right? Is Die Hard not a Christmas film? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis premieres on the network on July 29th.
First Photos For ‘Glass’ Reunite Samuel L. Jackson & Bruce Willis
Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the first photos from M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass featuring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and James McAvoy.
Nearly two decades after Unbreakable was released in theaters, the story of David Dunn and Elijah Price will finally continue in M. Night Shyamalan’s Gass, a superhero thriller that also serves as a sequel to 2019’s Split. Now, the first official photos from the film offer fans a preview of the reunion between Dunn and Price as they undergo psychological treatment alongside James McAvoy’s Kevin Wendell Crumb (The Horde).
The new photos also feature Anya Taylor-Joy’s Casey Cooke and offer a first look at Sarah Paulson’s character, with M. Night Shyamalan revealing new details on the latter’s role:
“She deals with people that think they’re comic-book characters. It’s kind of the modern-day equivalent of ‘I think I’m Jesus’ or ‘I’m an emperor.’”
You can check out the first image below and click “next” to continue the gallery!
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Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.
Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Glass stars Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price (Mr. Glass), James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb (The Horde), Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, Spencer Treat Clark as Joseph Dunn, Charlayne Woodard as Mrs. Price, and Sarah Paulson in an undisclosed role.
Glass is scheduled to be released in theaters on January 18, 2019.
Source: Entertainment Weekly