Newswire: The guy who bought an ad to pitch a Die Hard sequel actually got a movie deal

It turns out dreams do come true, provided you take out an ad declaring what your dream is in a popular trade publication that covers things relevant to your dream and that you’re OK with only some of the dream coming true. That’s what happened to Eric D. Wilkinson, the guy who took out a full-page ad in The Hollywood Reporter back in November so he could pitch his idea for a Die Hard sequel. No, his Die Hard: Year One (which involved John McClane going to prison for a crime he didn’t commit and then breaking out when terrorists stage a riot) isn’t getting made, but he did just sign a real-life Hollywood deal to make a different movie—and it’s all because of that Die Hard ad.

Apparently, after some incredibly attractive and intelligent websites wrote about his pitch, the story began spreading …

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