Recast Die Hard

Of course there isn’t any possibility of duplicating such perfection but...

Who would be good cast as John McClane and Hanz Gruber?  Al Powell?

I got Tom Hardy as McClane

Christoph Waltz as Hanz

Kevin James as Powell.

Whatcha got?

You don't fuck with perfection

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sicko -

You don't fuck with perfection

Agreed.

i never want to see a remake.

But my wife and I were playing a game of who could pull it off and it was a fun mental exercise.

Black trans in between man chick will play McClane and Hans will always be the villainous white man.

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sicko -

You don't fuck with perfection

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Modern Hollywood? 

 

Charlize Theron as McClane 

Laverne Cox as Holly McClane

Walz as Hans is a good call. 

 

Takagi would be killed by Walz but not before he asks if he can call his Thai boyfriend and say goodbye.

The chick who played Precious as Powell

The dude who played Ragnar on Vikings as the lead henchman(blonde dude who Powell drills at the end)

The incompetent FBI guys would both be white dudes. As would the moron commander on the ground. Just throw in any dumb white dude actor from the CW. 

Too hard to decide. Maybe Neeson as Hans.

Donald Glover as Argyle. Cant figure out McClane 

Ben Foster could swing McClane.

Daniel Craig as Hanz?

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sinner

inf0 -

sinner

Dammit, participate.

I don’t want a remake but it’s fun trying to think who could pull it off.

Ryan Gossling could play McClane.

The rock as McLane

Fat guy from hangover as Hans

Danny Glover as the black cop

Neeson is a great pick for Hans. Waltz is a terrible choice; he’s too charming & constantly winking at the 4th wall. That works awesome for a character like Landa, who you can tell has a heart & can be reasoned with, but not an evil force like Gruber who will see the evil plan through to its end no matter what.

We really don’t have anybody that can do McClane right now. Pulling off the likable asshole action hero character is wicked hard; that’s why only 5 guys made all that money doing it the past 40 years, & why we don’t have any great action films this decade, since they’ve all aged out.

I would have said Robert Downey JR could have been that guy from 2000-2015 if he weren’t already tied up with addiction/career recovery & Iron Man. I don’t see anybody on that horizon right now. We’re kinda where we were in the 70s, midway between Steve McQueen & Clint Eastwood petering out, to Arnold & Sly finding that pocket. We just have to live with modern Charles Bronson & Chuck Norris not quite delivering until the next great comes along.

donkypunch55 -

Ryan Gossling could play McClane.

He's too pretty. Bruce willis lools like an average guy in a crazy situation

I'd rather just blow up the country.

John McClane - Ben Affleck

Hans Gruber - Neeson is a good choice. Idris Elba maybe?

Officer Powell - Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta)

Holly Gennaro - I would say Margot Robbie, but she's too good looking for it.

Argyle - Gotta be some skinny ass kid

For some reason I really want to see Chris Evans as Ellis. Great shit-eating grin.

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donkypunch55 -

Ryan Gossling could play McClane.

He's too pretty. Bruce willis lools like an average guy in a crazy situation

Meh.  Rewatch it.  He isn’t pretty but he’s got a boatload of charisma and that stupid smirk.  Yeah, he’s the “Everyman” but from scene one, on the airplane, you know he’s cool and a badass.

Thats prime Bruce Willis.  Dude was a stud.  So we can allow some unconventional studs to replace him.

The Pete -

John McClane - Ben Affleck

Hans Gruber - Neeson is a good choice. Idris Elba maybe?

Officer Powell - Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta)

Holly Gennaro - I would say Margot Robbie, but she's too good looking for it.

Argyle - Gotta be some skinny ass kid

For some reason I really want to see Chris Evans as Ellis. Great shit-eating grin.

Haha!  Great list.

you just watch “Knives Out” as inspiration for the Chris Evans comment?

Because I just saw it and as soon As I read your comment I was like, yup.

McClane - Ryan Reynolds

Hans - Mads Mikkelsen

Officer Powell - Terry Crews

Holly - Hayley Atwell

Argyle - Ken Jeong

Ellis - Matthew McConnaghey

“Argyle - Gotta be some skinny ass kid”

Kevin Hart.

“Holly Gennaro - I would say Margot Robbie, but she’s too good looking for it.”

I think Sarah Silverman can hit all the right notes. Too old though, yeah? 49 to Bonnie’s 40. Allison Tolman from Fargo?