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Milk the Franchise | January 18, 2018

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Die Hard

DIE HARD: YEAR ONE
DIRECTOR: Len Wiseman
PRODUCER: Len Wiseman
CAST: Bruce Willis
DISTRIBUTOR: 20th Century Fox

Yippie Kay Yay reboot

The sixth installment in the long running Die Hard film series will be a prequel focusing on John McClane (Bruce Willis) before the events of the first film. Bruce Willis is in the loop of any negotiations, since there is a possibility the prequel will also be a sequel, ala The Godfather Part II.

In October 2015, Willis told Entertainment Weekly, “It’s a very good idea, a really tricky idea, and I’m very happy about it. It’s a really cool idea, because it’s the origin story. It’s gonna happen at the beginning of this. We’re going to bounce back and forth.”

 

 

 

Die Hard

Full page Die Hard ad in from the Hollywood Reporter, November 2015

Len Wiseman told Collider in January 2016, “After doing the fourth one, there were so many conversations that Bruce and I were having about what he put into the character for ‘Die Hard 1.’ That character comes in with so much baggage, emotionally, and experience. He’s already divorced, he’s bitter, his Captain hates him and doesn’t want him back. So, what created that guy?”

Wiseman added in another interview “I’m… not going to do it with Bruce being a cameo bookend gimmick. It’s really working into the plot, with the ’70s having ramifications on present-day Bruce. It inter-cuts in a very fun, imaginative way with present-day John McClane. The film itself will take place on New Years’ Eve 1979, so trying to gear things towards that would be fun, if we could come out around the same time, but these movies take their own paths,”