Roderick Thorp’s “Nothing Lasts Forever” was adapted into the iconic franchise’s first film.
Die Hard has returned, and not just to movie theaters. The book that inspired the original film is back in print after 20 years. Late author Roderick Thorp’s Nothing Lasts Forever is being released in trade paperback and ebook by Graymalkin Media to mark the 25th anniversary of its original publication. The book was adapted into 1988’s Die Hard. But before Bruce Willis brought New York cop John McClane to life, he was an idea scrawled in Thorp’s notebook. (The cop is named Joe Leland in the novel.) The ebook includes copies of Thorp’s notes, the first time they have been published. Go to Article or See the Two Page Spread.
Roderick Thorp’s 1979 actioner, reissued along with new ‘Die Hard’ sequel, is a genre masterpiece
Reading “Nothing Lasts Forever,” the newly re-released 1979 novel the movie “Die Hard” was based on, it’s hard to believe that Roderick Thorp didn’t write it with the specific aim of launching Bruce Willis as a mega-movie star. But “Die Hard” came out more than a decade later in 1988, to be followed by several sequels, including “A Good Day to Die Hard,” now in theaters. Go to Article
The novel that inspired Bruce Willis‘ greatest action movie is back in print. The novel arrives just in time for the release of A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth film in the Die Hard franchise. Nothing Lasts Forever, a novel by the late author Roderick Thorp, was adapted into the first Die Hard film. The thriller came out in 1979, but Graymalkin Media has brought the book back to life. Go to Article
“A Good Day to Die Hard,” the fourth sequel to “Die Hard,” opened in theaters on Valentine’s Day, starring Bruce Willis, and including a credit to Roderick Thorp. Years before Bruce Willis’s famous ‘Yippie-kai-yay,’ Thorp wrote the novel “Nothing Lasts Forever,” about a detective who must take on 12 terrorists as he’s trapped in a skyscraper on New Year’s Eve. Go to Article