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'A Good Day to Die Hard' Director to Helm 'I.T.' with Pierce Brosnan

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August 26, 2014
Source: Deadline

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Audiences will see Pierce Brosnan get back into action mode this weekend with The November Man (and there's already a sequel on the way), but that's not the only action he'll be seeing on the big screen. The former James Bond is set to star in I.T., another thriller set up at Voltage Films with A Good Day to Die Hard helmer John Moore attached to direct. But it sounds like there won't quite be as much action as either of their recent projects since the story follows Brosnan as a publisher whose relationship with a young I.T. consultant sours, causing the young man to use technology to threaten his family, business and life.

Deadline reports the script originally comes from Dan Kay, based on an idea from David T. Friendly and his Friendly Films banner. But now Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Live Free or Die Hard writer William Wisher Jr. will pen a new draft with production slated to begin this fall. Wisher hasn't really ever captured the same caliber of writing that he brought to the Terminator franchise, and with Moore directing, that lowers our expectations even more. But perhaps Brosnan is on a bit of a resurgence like Liam Neeson's career boost when he starred in Taken. We'll see what happens.

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  • Brian Sleider
    A Good Day to Die Hard is only the second worst Die Hard.
    • MattPeloquin
      Die Hard 1 - Best Die Hard 3 Die Hard 4 Die Hard 2 Die Hard 5 - Worst
      • Brian Sleider
        No way 4 is better than 2. Swap 2 and 4 and you got the right list. :)
        • MattPeloquin
          That's actually what I initially put, but I actually enjoyed 4 just slightly more.
          • Brian Sleider
            I enjoyed 4 too, just was too all over the place it felt disjointed. In 3 it was all over NY but I still felt I knew where they were. In 4 they were in DC, Vermont, The Moon, Center of the earth. And it just felt scattered and Jon seems to be able to withstand everything. Gone was the bloody barefoot hero of 1 and now we had a guy jumping onto jets and off of jets sliding down a concert slide and not having but a scratch. I feel 4 lost the tone of the first 3.
          • MattPeloquin
            I'm a security analyst so I may be a bit biased, but I thought 4 turned the normal formula on its head on purpose. It took an expert of "old terrorist scenarios" and threw him into a new scenario he was completely oblivious about. I enjoyed the yin and yang dynamic of Long and Willis and looked at it as, 1 took place in a building, 2 took place in an airport, 3 took place in a city, 4 took place in a country (domestic), and 5 took place in a country (international). I hear 6 will get back to it's roots though and place him alone in a building for his last hurrah.
          • Brian Sleider
            You make a good point and I did like the way the 2 palyed off each other, like I said I did enjoy it. They rumor I heard is for the 20th anniversary Nakatomi is having a memorial or some such in Japan or w/e country they are based in and bads come to wreak the party. It could be a excellent send off if they do it right and not just retread DH1.
          • MattPeloquin
    • DAVIDPD
      Really?!
  • cg
    John Moore is one of the worst directors out right now. I fell asleep on The Omen, A good day to die hard, and got my money back on Max Payne. :(
  • DAVIDPD
    WTF. That guy is still getting work... BROSNAN GETAWAY! FLEE!
  • Stephen Ritchie
    Look guys, John Moore isn't actually a bad director. You have to admit he knows his camera work and visuals. The real problem is that his films get plagued with terrible scripts. Skip Woods was the problem with a Good Day to Die Hard and everything about it. John Moore just did whatever he could to try and salvage a film out of it. If Fox the studio responsible really cared they would have scrapped the script and not pushed Moore to direct. If Max Payne had a good script (and maybe a better lead) then yes it would have worked perfectly with Moore, the one aspect about the Max Payne film I loved was the visuals. Sometimes it just isn't the directors fault and Moore is clearly running on a bad track record from being handed awful scripts. Just watch an interview and you will see how intelligent he is when it comes to filmmaking.
    • Dave Melges
      Bad script or no, VISUALLY, "good day..." was almost unwatchable.
  • Xerxexx
    Maybe...not.
  • SkyNet300
    Ugh this director is awful.

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