Die Hard 6 Will be Both a Sequel and Prequel. Yippee Ki Yay?

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

A Good Day To Die Hard was a load of shite, but we’re still excited about this. It looks like Bruce Willis is ready to dust off his collection of sweaty vests one more time and reassume the role of invincible NYPD officer John McClane.

However, the sixth instalment in the largely excellent action series is reportedly set to serve as both a prequel and a sequel. Bear with us. Much of Die Hard: Year One will be set in 1979, with a younger, Willis-looking actor (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, again?) playing a fresh-faced McClane coming through the NYPD ranks. Real Willis, meanwhile, will be stuck in the present day, presumably a bit like Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa.

The project will be led by Len Wiseman, who directed the fourth Die Hard movie, and he’s believed to have brought producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who’s worked on the Transformers blockbusters, into the fold. A screenwriter is yet to be appointed. Fancy a stab? [Deadline]

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