Die Hard 24/7 Originally Involved John McClane & Jack Bauer?
So hearing about the potential titles for Fox's next franchise installments for Die Hard and Fantastic Four wasn't exactly Earth-shattering news. However, AICN is bringing down the house on Die Hard 24/7 with some apparently legitimate craziness as an "established creative talent within [this] industry" whose name would probably ring a bell revealed that the title was given to a project being developed that would team up John McClane (Bruce Willis) with Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) from Fox's TV series 24. That sounds like a YouTube video in the making, but apparently it was seriously in the works.
AICN mentions that their source wasn't sure how much development was done on the project beyond the potential idea, but believes the project didn't come to fruition because Sutherland was more interested in creating his own film franchise with Jack Bauer (which is still in the works) rather than another buddy cop flick. Honestly, there's probably some fun to be had with these two characters working together, but it does sound an awful lot like a desperate gimmick to reinvigorate both of the properties. The real question now is whether or not producers are still sticking with the Die Hard 24/7 title, but without including Jack Bauer, or is this simply the same title that has surfaced from years back? I'm guessing it's the latter, but who knows.
Personally, the only crossover with Jack Bauer that I would really love to see would have him working with Dr. Gregory House to keep a terrorist with a mysterious illness alive long enough for Bauer to interrogate him. Are you listening, Fox? Would you guys like to see John McClane and Jack Bauer team up?