If you don’t recognize Tim Doyle‘s name, then you haven’t been paying attention. We’ve featured the Texas-based artist numerous times on the site over the past few years.

His latest is a poster for the classic action film Die Hard starring Bruce Willis. Doyle was commissioned to create the artwork for a cinema in Australia called the Astor Theatre which screens classic films regularly. Die Hard is part of a double feature with another classic 80′s action film, Predator. The Astor Theatre hired Godmachine to create a poster for that sci-fi action flick. Check out both posters after the jump, along with more information on how you can get your hands on one of these limited edition prints.
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I don’t usually cover “wish fulfillment stories”. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, an interviewer at a junket asks a movie star, director or screenwriter if they’d ever do another sequel or remake of some popular movie. When faced with this question, the interviewee almost always says something like they’d love to do another one, if the story was right, and all the creative team came back. But lets be honest, thats the only politically correct way of answering that question. And the answer gets turned into headlines like “Richard Kelly Is Interested in Making a Donnie Darko Sequel!”

That said, MTV talked to Bruce Willis at the Cop Out junket in New York City and the actor says that not only would he like to do another Die Hard film, but “I think we’re going to do a ‘Die Hard 5‘ next year.” But what does that really mean? Is a screenplay in development? I’m not sure. I’m not sure there is any studio development on the project at all.   I’m not going to pretend like this story isn’t one step away from being a “wish fulfillment story”, because it is… But I still wanted to comment on it.

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Cool Stuff: Product Placement T-Shirt

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Dutch Southern has a new t-shirt called “Product Placement”, a design created by Josh Eacret.

It’s a tribute to the fake products and companies found in movies, and to the filmmakers who didn’t want to sell out or get sued by real corporations. Each logo is accurately recreated in painstakingly detail by Josh Eacret’s hand.

After the jump you can find a complete listing of the fictional companies listed, and which movies they appeared in.

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die hard year one

What if I told you that a prequel to Die Hard was being developed? Before you freak, let me explain: 20th Century Fox is not developing a Die Hard prequel… Die Hard: Year One will be released in comic book form by BOOM! Studios. More information and first issue comic book covers after the jump.

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Dial Hard

What would Die Hard with a Vengeance look like if it was a 1960′s style French film? Inspector MeQlain plays a deadly game of Simon Says in ‘Dial Hard‘, a short film created for Stella Artois’ Smooth Original campaign. Watch the short film after the jump.
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Live Free or Die Hard

The /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In this episode, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley discuss their mixed feelings on the Die Hard quadrilogy, enumerate some movie conventions that always bother them, and explain why Keanu Reeves is like political corruption. Special guests Tyler Smith and David Bax join us from the Battleship Pretension podcast.

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There’s no doubt that the mass media is changing a lot. Things like cellphones, social networking sites, blogging (hello!) and free online video hosting have had powerful effects. Are they crippling effects, however? Are they going to smash traditional storytelling into pieces?

No, of course not.

Scott Brown has just published a rather amusing piece at Wired called Why Hollywood Needs a New Model for Storytelling. He demonstrates the effects of increased multimedia interactivity with a parodic version of Die Hard:

John McClane, NYC cop, arrives in LA to reconcile with his estranged wife—but we already know all about their failing marriage from the ARG we’ve been obsessed with for the six months leading up to the movie’s release. (McClane’s potemkin Tumblr blog was especially illuminating.) With exposition rendered obsolete, we open instead on a Sprite commercial, which transitions seamlessly into furious gunplay.

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Cool Stuff: Olly Moss’s Poster Remakes

21-year old UK artist Olly Moss is probably best known for his popular t-shirt designs which have virally spread across the interwebs. You might recognize some of his designs below.

Olly has decided to create a series of movie posters reinterpreted in a kinda minimalistic post modern German-ism style. Six more posters (The Dark Knight, Die Hard, Deer Hunter, Rain Man, The Great Dictator, and American History X) after the jump.

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