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Jack Bauer Kills Off Die Hard 24/7 Plot

Jack BauerAs the “24” hysteria starts to die down following the end of the Fox television series, the speculation for a “24 movie” begins. Hollywood is buzzing about where Jack Bauer will wind up next without FCC restrictions and a time limit. One place he won’t wind up is sharing a screen with Bruce Willis in Die Hard 24/7.

I was stunned when I read about the rumors of Jack Bauer and John McClane teaming up for Die Hard 24/7. Honestly, my first reaction was disappointment. I am way over the “Die Hard” franchise and the last thing I wanted to see is Jack Bauer sacrificing screen time to John McClane. My disappointment turned to relief when it was reported that Keifer Sutherland felt the same way and kobashed the idea.

While some “24” fans believe that Fox exhausted all of the possibilities for Jack Bauer at the conclusion of this past season, I disagree. I liked the end of the finale “24” television show more so than a lot of critics. I really liked that the ending of “24” kept the door open for a movie. While I understand that even with Jack Bauer dieing, “24” would have been left open for a prequel. But there are several avenues that Jack Bauer can travel down whether it is enemy of the state or continuing his role as reluctant hero. I think the possibilities are too open to limit Jack Bauer and “24” to sharing the story with another character altogether.

Another road to travel would be the criminal trial of President Taylor. Not that I want to see “24” turn into “Law and Order,” but I think that would make a fascinating drama. Of course you would have to sprinkle in some blood, some deaths, and some explosions courtesy of Jack Bauer to give it the true “24” flavor. Yet at the end of the day, I believe there are far too many possibilities on the table for “24 the Movie” than playing second fiddle to an aging franchise. I also still wouldn’t rule out that 24 Prequel. With a prequel, “24” can bring back some favorite characters like Nina, Tony, and President Palmer. Frankly, that is where I think they need to go here but it looks like Fox is moving towards picking up the story where the “24” finale left off.

I can easily see the upside for “Die Hard.” “Die Hard” is still a money-making franchise and John McClane now spans two decades of movie fans. While it is profitable to continue making “Die Hard” movies, where do you go with John McClane at his age in the story? The only characters that should be crossing over into other movies are super heroes. Leave it to the Justice League or the Avengers 20th Century Fox!

Thanks to moviesblog.mtv.com for the tip!

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Friends the movie?

FriendsIt appears a certain former “Friend” is a bit envious of the Sex and the City girls. Jennifer Aniston recently told the LA Times that she is interested in doing a Friends movie and has an idea in place. Is it time to dust off the coffee shop and bring back Ross, Joey, Chandler and the girls?

“A lot of things would have to break just right for it to work. But we’ve daydreamed about it,” Cox says, noting that series creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane would have to be involved. Her final verdict? “I don’t think it’s going to happen.” – LA Times.

I recently wrote about television shows that I’d like to see remade into movies. In the spirit of The A-Team, I stuck to 1970s-1980s television shows. If I were to make a list of 10-20 television shows from the last 20 years that I’d like to see remade into movies, I don’t know if Friends would even come to mind. Not that I think it wouldn’t work, but I never thought that the cast would have any interest in doing such a project. I think it is safe to say that Jennifer Aniston just got the hopes and dreams up of a few thousand die-hard Friends fans.

Ironically I would have thought that Jennifer Aniston would have been the hardest player of the bunch to get on board. Other than Courteney Cox’s television career, Jennifer Aniston has had a very successful career after Friends. Whether it would be schedule or ego, I wouldn’t think that she’d be interested in revisiting Rachel Green. The fact that this is her idea is really what stuns me altogether.

Jennifer Aniston cites the recent success of the Sex and the City franchise as inspiration for a Friends reunion. I can easily see the comparison. Both television shows probably have the same audience and are still relevant through syndication, Friends much more so. Whether it is jealousy or creativity propelling this idea, there are a lot of Friends fans that are very excited today. The biggest difference is that you only had to convince three girls to do Sex and the City (and one held the first one up for months) whereas you’d need to convince five other actors to get involved with a Friends project.

I don’t know where you’d go with a story in a Friends movie six years after the television show. Yet, I do think there would be mass appeal of seeing all of the old characters reunited on screen. Friends spans about two generations due to syndication so there is already a big audience in place for the movie. At the end of the day I don’t think the story matters a whole heck of a lot as long as the six Friends are sharing a couch back in their favorite coffee shop.

If they are going to do this, do it now! Just ask Mr. T what happens when you wait too long.

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TV Shows I’d Like To See Remade Into Movies

June 8, 2010 1 comment

The A-TeamThe A-Team is the latest television show to be remade into a movie. The A-Team movie brings back one of my favorite television shows with new actors, a bigger budget, and advanced production beyond any original A-Team fan’s wildest imagination. Fantasy Island is right around the corner with Eddie Murphy. Could this just be the beginning of recreating our childhood television favorites on the big screen?

I came up with a quick list of late 1970-1980’s television shows that I would love to see remade into movies. Rather than throw the obvious names like the Sopranos and 24 I tried to keep my choices to 20th century, specifically (late 70’s-1980s) television.

In no particular order here are few television shows that I think would have huge potential if remade into a major movie today.

Buck Rogers and the 25th Century
Silver Spoons
Fantasy Island
Dallas
Cheers
21 Jump Street
The Six Million Dollar Man
Alf
Married with Children
Moonlighting
Sanford and Son
Taxi
The Golden Girls
Mama’s Family
Night Court

As you can see I am all over the place here with comedies, dramas, and sci-fi. I tried to give some serious thought as to what show would actually work on the big screen in the 21st century. There were plenty of other television shows I enjoyed as a kid, but I didn’t think a lot of them would work well in a movie unlike the list above.

So let’s hope for a big box office weekend for the A-Team. A big weekend could mean more remakes of old television shows. The Six Million Dollar Man and Mama’s Family the Movie could be right around the corner!

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