Originally Posted by CJClarke
Technically LFODH was only "inspired" by a short article though, so it's arguable that LFODH was also a screenplay written specifically for Die Hard, unless of course the author of that article was someone who frequently jumped onto airborne harrier jump jets to escape the rubble of collapsing freeways
That would be amazing! But yeah I'm well aware of the cyber terrorism article that inspired a script that lead to LFODH.
But the backbone of that plot became the film and it was pretty unique, especially on the scale.
The plot of this one is your standard cookie cutter nuclear arms story, something generic that Skip Woods can take influence from and whack McClane in the middle of.
John Carlin and his original article is credited for LFODH. Skip Woods is the only credited writer on the new one.