Fresh New Titles for Fox's Die Hard 5 & Fantastic Four Reboot
It's not often we write entire news stories just for the titles of upcoming movies, but we've got two new titles today that might interest you. Harry Knowles from Ain't It Cool News is reporting that he's heard two new names for two of Fox's highly anticipated upcoming projects. The first new title is Die Hard 24/7, the fifth installment in Bruce Willis' action franchise. The second new title is Fantastic Four Reborn, which will supposedly be the new title for Akiva Goldsman's reboot of Fantastic Four. I didn't think either project was that far along, but if they're already picking titles, that might mean we'll see these two movies pretty soon.
Harry goes on to recall a story he had recently heard from Sylvester Stallone talking about The Expendables. Apparently he showed the finished film to Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, who both "went gaga for it, but that Willis called him a couple days later to tell him how much the movie has really hit something right on in him." So much so, that it may have "refired [sic] Bruce's desire to get it right with this next Die Hard" by going R-rated (again) like Stallone did in Expendables (which is "a film with so much real on set practical badassery" that it impressed Willis). I sure hope so, because I don't want another PG-13 Die Hard movie!
As for Fantastic Four Reborn, first announced last August, Harry says that he thinks Avatar's success might have started to straighten up the folks at Fox as well (I agree) and "they've started working with really great folks and I'm hearing that 'quality' might be a new precious commodity." Again, I really hope so, but these are only very early names. I'm mentioning what he said because he's quite a prominent figure in the industry (whether you like it or not) and is definitely in the know. I'm not sure there's much else we can discern from a title, but I'm anxious to find out more about both Die Hard 24/7 and Fantastic Four Reborn. Thoughts?