The deafening shootouts, high octane explosions, death defying stunts and killer one liners remain gloriously intact as Die Hard, the nation’s favourite non-Christmas Christmas film, gets the ultimate festive make over from streaming service NOW TV, with its very own ‘ON ICE’ edition.
With Die Hard’s appeal still as strong today as it was when it launched more than 30 years ago, NOW TV has reimagined the film’s trailer as a magical ice extravaganza. John McClane and Hans Gruber appear like you’ve never seen them before in an ‘on ice’ trailer that juxtaposes the film’s adrenaline-fuelled macho aesthetic with a balletic ice-skating performance
The trailer features Hollywood stunt artist Tom Boney as hero John McClane (Tom has starred in films such as Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Dunkirk); Thomas Paulson as villain Hans Gruber (Thomas is a four-time British national silver medallist figure skater, and was a member of national squad Team Skate GB); and John Hamer as villain Hans Gruber’s henchman (John is a three-time British National Figure Skating champion).
Blending fights, machine gunfire and explosions with a series of graceful twists, turns and pirouettes, the NOW TV homage begins with an elegant rendition of the infamous “Yippee-Ki-Yay” scene, as characters take to the ice with gravity-defying double salchow solos, light-footed death drops and dizzying scratch spins.
In just 60 seconds, the trailer is packed with the key highlights from the original piece – but ON ICE – culminating with the iconic scene reimagined of ‘John McClane’ slithering through an air vent!
Marina Storti, Managing Director at NOW TV said: “Die Hard is arguably the greatest action movie of all time – an iconic and festive blend of action, intelligence, drama and comedy – and we’re sure our ‘on ice’ recreation will be loved by Die Hard enthusiasts and NOW TV fans alike.”
If this trailer has you excited, NOW TV is the only contract-free streaming service to have Die Hard available to stream this December.
And you can enjoy “40 stories of sheer adventure” with 40% off the six-month Sky Cinema Pass at just £42.99, for a limited time only. Visit: www.nowtv.com/diehard
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