Uh, what? WHY? I mean, don't get me wrong, I like Die Hard... I'm cool with having stories with characters that happen to be lesbians and I'm not talking about porn. My issue lies in the whole lazy, cheap, uncreative, and unimaginative notion that taking an established property with a male protagonist, rebooting it with a female protagonist and expecting it to outdo the original... Ghostbusters, Terminator, Ocean's Eleven all failed, not because they weren't good... but because they were all: "We are Women and we are free! Free to take on the Patriarchy!"
Instead of hijacking Die Hard, wouldn't it be better to, I don't know? Make an original IP where a tough Protagonist must face overwhelming odds in order to save their kidnapped wife. Armed only with their fighting skills, sharp wit, and whatever weapons they procure on site they'll go through Hell and back to save their wife in an action Love Letter to 80s Badassery starring Charlize Theron as the Badass.
It still is an action movie with romantic elements where the love story happens to be 2 women. The only difference is that is not hijacking any existing property. It still can "borrow" elements but it's not pretending to be "Die Hard".
My constant issue with this type of things is that literally they're saying that women are not good enough for their own IP and they need to wear a white man's hand-me-downs in order to "survive".
Theron has shown us again and again that she is 100% badass. There is no need to hijack anything. Let me spitball something quick:
Charlize Theron is Steph Morris a former "Special operative", whose unit was used to clean up loose ends from other covert groups, living the quiet life in her ranch in Montana. Her estranged wife, Dr. Jennifer McClane-Morris was kidnapped by an International Terrorist organization determined to use Dr. McClane-Morris's breakthrough for evil. Now Steph is in a globe-trotting race against the clock to find her wife and stop the terrorists before her former unit finds then first.
I can see Leslie Jones as Officer Powell in the Sapphic reboot... dammit! This is the kind of ideas I shouldn't be giving them!