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July 05, 2011

Japanese customers taking to Japanese versions of hit western films as "Die Hard" gets makeover Japanese style

“Actor Kenji Sakaguchi, 34, will play the main role in a loose Japanese version of the hit 1988 American film “Die Hard,” which will be aired on Fuji TV in May. The story deals with a stoic and daring detective who has to cope with a terrorist plot....In the film, the entire city of Tokyo is threatened by a terrorist who threatens to detonate a massive bomb. Police have 24 hours to pay up or else. Sakaguchi’s character is modeled on John McClane, which propelled Bruce Willis to stardom in the “Die Hard” series. “


Source: Sakaguchi, Yada to star in Japanese version of 'Die Hard'
Monday 22nd March, 2010
http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/sakaguchi-yada-to-star-in-japanese-version-of-die-hard

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