Tag:Bruce Willis
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:37 am
Edited on: October 13, 2011 11:18 am

Tim Tebow as Bruce Willis 'Die Hard' successor?

Posted by Will Brinson

The Die Hard franchise is classic tradition of Bruce Willis swearing and blowing stuff up. But the newest installment, A Good Day to Die Hard, is likely to be Willis' last rodeo as a super-power-lacking everyman hero.

Who will replace him? Well, how do you feel about Tim Tebow as John McClane? HAHA, what?

But, no, seriously, someone in charge suggested this.

"What do you think of Tebow in the lead?" Fox Filmed Entertainment CEO and Chairman Tom Rothman asked Jim Rome on The Jungle Wednesday, while announcing the newest rendition of the franchise.

Rome's response -- "He might be too nice" -- was a little more measured than mine -- passing out in my chair as angry blood rushed to my face -- would have been.

But he's right.

Tebow couldn't play the role of McClane, whose very existence is predicated on the fact that he's always a) hungover and b) saying really mean and inappropriate things to terrorists.

You think Tebow can have the angry, sullen look of a man who decided to forego shaving for a three days and indulge in a heavy combination of beer, cigarettes, scotch and self-loathing? I don't think so. (But come to think of it: Rothman, call me.)

Anyway, it's not going to happen. But give credit to Rothman for figuring out what the one topic he could use on a sports radio show to actually get people discussing the newest Die Hard movie.

And/or making fake Tim Tebow-inspired Die Hard posters. A job well done, sir.

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