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Director John McTiernan is going to prison

Jan. 16, 2013by: Alex Maidy

John McTiernan, the iconic director of DIE HARD, PREDATOR, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR remake, and THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, is heading to jail to serve a one year sentence handed down back in 2010. McTiernan was found guilty of perjury and lying to the FBI in connection to the Anthony Pellicano wiretapping scandal. Pellicano, who is serving 15 years himself, was hired by many in Hollywood as a private investigator. McTiernan specifically hired Pellicano to wiretap ROLLERBALL producer Chuck Roven.

McTiernan has been battling the charges for a long time now which has led him to not direct a movie since 2003's lackluster BASIC with John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson. Deadline reports that McTiernan and his attorneys are attempting a final appeal, but seeing as this most recent rejection came from the Supreme Court, it is likely he will finally have to serve his time. The saddest part of the news is that if McTiernan had just admitted wrongdoing and gone to prison, he would have been out years ago and could have returned to filmmaking. But, not knowing the details of the case specifically, McTiernan may be innocent of some charges and want a more accurate sentencing.

Either way, if McTiernan begins his sentence this year, we may see a new movie from the master some time in 2014 or 2015. STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, anyone?

Source: Deadline

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8:16AM on 03/14/2013

Another sentence please, he don't kill or beat anyone

Please join us to show your support to one of best US director (Predator, Die Hard, Die hard with a vengeance, Hunt For red october, Last Action Hero, The 13th Warrior....) who risk to go to jail soon :
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Please join us to show your support to one of best US director (Predator, Die Hard, Die hard with a vengeance, Hunt For red october, Last Action Hero, The 13th Warrior....) who risk to go to jail soon :
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10:25PM on 01/17/2013

Thats some bullshit

Don't send him to prison why don't you fucks work on getting some strict gun control. Or have him film a movie from jail.
Don't send him to prison why don't you fucks work on getting some strict gun control. Or have him film a movie from jail.
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6:34AM on 01/17/2013
keep your head up Joe. We'll see you soon. and look for Wesley Snipes. He'll be there for another 6-7 months and will watch your ass for a starring role.
keep your head up Joe. We'll see you soon. and look for Wesley Snipes. He'll be there for another 6-7 months and will watch your ass for a starring role.
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9:03PM on 01/16/2013
lol. At first I thought the headline title was referring to a movie he'll be filming and you were saying it in a joking manner.
lol. At first I thought the headline title was referring to a movie he'll be filming and you were saying it in a joking manner.
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10:24PM on 01/17/2013
legit me too
legit me too
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8:51PM on 01/16/2013
Ironically, he'd actually be a pretty good choice for next week's Movie Jail column. Several great films, and several not so great.
Ironically, he'd actually be a pretty good choice for next week's Movie Jail column. Several great films, and several not so great.
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8:49PM on 01/16/2013
Looks like he's going to know what it feels like to be a TV dinner.
Looks like he's going to know what it feels like to be a TV dinner.
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8:42PM on 01/16/2013
Too bad, Mr. McTiernan. I'm rooting for you and please make a big comeback when you're out. Predator 3 or Die Hard 6 would be swell.
Too bad, Mr. McTiernan. I'm rooting for you and please make a big comeback when you're out. Predator 3 or Die Hard 6 would be swell.
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7:47PM on 01/16/2013

Poop on You

Judges suck.
Judges suck.
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6:14PM on 01/16/2013

He'll never make a big budget film in Hollywood again.

His last two movies were two of the most notorious bombs in film history (Rollerball and Eaters of the Dead, the latter of which he was fired from and replaced by Michael Crichton when the title was changed to 13th Warrior). He directed some of my favourite action films, but after this whole scandal, his career is over. Which sucks.
His last two movies were two of the most notorious bombs in film history (Rollerball and Eaters of the Dead, the latter of which he was fired from and replaced by Michael Crichton when the title was changed to 13th Warrior). He directed some of my favourite action films, but after this whole scandal, his career is over. Which sucks.
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5:57PM on 01/16/2013

And Die hard 6 please

Now he has all the time to make a huge comeback with a good written solid action movie.
Wishlist:die hard 6, terminator 5, alien sequel, or just something original but i would finally like to see those franchises in capable hands.
Now he has all the time to make a huge comeback with a good written solid action movie.
Wishlist:die hard 6, terminator 5, alien sequel, or just something original but i would finally like to see those franchises in capable hands.
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5:57PM on 01/16/2013

Too Bad!

It would be awesome if Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson help him to break out of Jail with the help of inside man Wesley Snipes... .and then film the whole thing you know.
It would be awesome if Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson help him to break out of Jail with the help of inside man Wesley Snipes... .and then film the whole thing you know.
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6:01PM on 01/16/2013
Dont know if they will be in the same prison but if they are, and spend a lot of time together i foresee a collaberation between them when they are free.
Dont know if they will be in the same prison but if they are, and spend a lot of time together i foresee a collaberation between them when they are free.
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4:32PM on 01/16/2013
I guess only celebrity actors like O.J., Lohan, Blake, et al, get out of jail free.
I guess only celebrity actors like O.J., Lohan, Blake, et al, get out of jail free.
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