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Here we go again, Die Hard 6 is back on the drawing board with Len Wiseman

10.14.2015

Even after A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD was almost universally panned by just about everyone, it seems that you can't keep John McClane down. Rumours of a sixth DIE HARD film had been spoken of even before A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD was released, but development on the sequel screeched to a halt after the critical thrashing that the last film received. Now it appears that DIE HARD 6 is back on the drawing board with LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD director Len Wiseman and Lorenzo di Bonaventura stepping in to take the franchise in a new direction.

Deadline broke the news and included one tidbit which will either have you rolling your eyes or mildly pique your curiosity; Wiseman and di Bonaventura are searching for a screenwriter to craft a reinvention of the DIE HARD series and take it into prequel territory. There will still be a space for Bruce Willis to play McClane, but Deadline reports that he would be book-ending a story line which will place much of the action in 1979, when John McClane "was a cop in gritty New York City and showing how he became a die hard kind of guy."

Lorenzo di Bonaventura became involved when Fox was looking to convert one of his project into a DIE HARD film and Len Wiseman was able to come up with a new angle on the story. As this is still very early days, there's no deal in place with Bruce Willis but he's apparently being kept in the loop. Another terrible DIE HARD film won't diminish the sheer entertainment of the first three films (hell, even the fourth wasn't that bad), but the series definitely needs a major shot in the arm after A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD.

Is the idea of a DIE HARD prequel appealing and if so, who do you see as a young John McClane?

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Extra Tidbit: I suppose they could always get Joseph Gordon-Levitt back to play young Bruce Willis.
Source: Deadline

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9:11PM on 10/17/2015
There always seems to be some hate toward Die Hard 4, but really enjoyed it. I would say it was better than part 2. However, I have yet to see part 5 due to the overwhelming negative reaction. One day I will sit down and see it but it just hasn't happened. Anyways, as far as a prequel/sequel? Meh, I rather a really good final chapter (no prequel territory). Who knows if that is possible these days though.
There always seems to be some hate toward Die Hard 4, but really enjoyed it. I would say it was better than part 2. However, I have yet to see part 5 due to the overwhelming negative reaction. One day I will sit down and see it but it just hasn't happened. Anyways, as far as a prequel/sequel? Meh, I rather a really good final chapter (no prequel territory). Who knows if that is possible these days though.
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10:37AM on 10/16/2015

I will not watch out of respect to the first 3

Die Hard 4 & 5 were horrible and I don't count them as entries in the franchise as they gave nothing back, made money just off the name, and put a big black eye on the franchise with terrible plots, over the top action even for a die hard movie, and stupid pointless family crime fighting. It probably should've just ended after the fantastic 3rd movie. I never cared for the idea of him teaming up with daughter to fight crime and the geniuses at work thought whats better than father daughter
Die Hard 4 & 5 were horrible and I don't count them as entries in the franchise as they gave nothing back, made money just off the name, and put a big black eye on the franchise with terrible plots, over the top action even for a die hard movie, and stupid pointless family crime fighting. It probably should've just ended after the fantastic 3rd movie. I never cared for the idea of him teaming up with daughter to fight crime and the geniuses at work thought whats better than father daughter fighting crime?......how about father son fighting crime....in Russia!!!!! Dumb. Lets have him outrun a fighter jet in a semi. Lets have him look over 60, team up with Silent Bob who calls himself the Warlock (any of this sound die hardish yet) and for cute fun PG-13 lets have him team up the teenage love puppy Justin Long. Seriously F&*k you so much. You might as well have a marathon with these movies and Terminator Salvation and Genysys.
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12:32AM on 10/16/2015
hmmm? well the last film pretty much killed the franchise. The problem I feel is that after so many films with Bruce playing the tough guy, that we can't distinguish his tough guy role from the John McClane character we loved from the first three films. Maybe if grew his hair back out, and wore a hair piece he could get back into the mind set of the character. I'm not trying to sound mean I just think maybe it would help him mentally.
hmmm? well the last film pretty much killed the franchise. The problem I feel is that after so many films with Bruce playing the tough guy, that we can't distinguish his tough guy role from the John McClane character we loved from the first three films. Maybe if grew his hair back out, and wore a hair piece he could get back into the mind set of the character. I'm not trying to sound mean I just think maybe it would help him mentally.
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1:54PM on 10/16/2015
Only when he makes the funny, New York wisecracks. Young John McClane talked almost exclusively in wisecracks. Bruce Willis Tough Guy, not so much.
Only when he makes the funny, New York wisecracks. Young John McClane talked almost exclusively in wisecracks. Bruce Willis Tough Guy, not so much.
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12:44PM on 10/15/2015
So, what ever happened to the whole going to Japan and celebrating the Nakatomi Building 30th anniversary idea for Die Hard VI? That sounded promising, at least.
So, what ever happened to the whole going to Japan and celebrating the Nakatomi Building 30th anniversary idea for Die Hard VI? That sounded promising, at least.
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10:38AM on 10/15/2015
Why the Eff would we need a Die Hard prequel? No. Either a sequel to Die Hard or just stop at Die Hard 5.
Why the Eff would we need a Die Hard prequel? No. Either a sequel to Die Hard or just stop at Die Hard 5.
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9:02AM on 10/15/2015

What?!

The story will be in 1979 "when John McClane 'was a cop in gritty New York City and showing how he became a die hard kind of guy'."

The beauty of the first one was that John McClane was just an average cop. He even cried in the first one, showing his human side. He wasn't a "die hard kind of guy" prior to the first film. Jeez n criminy.
The story will be in 1979 "when John McClane 'was a cop in gritty New York City and showing how he became a die hard kind of guy'."

The beauty of the first one was that John McClane was just an average cop. He even cried in the first one, showing his human side. He wasn't a "die hard kind of guy" prior to the first film. Jeez n criminy.
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5:30AM on 10/15/2015
oh just f**k off already. Sorry Len but I don't ever remember you making a good movie.
Apologies for the outburst.
oh just f**k off already. Sorry Len but I don't ever remember you making a good movie.
Apologies for the outburst.
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5:15AM on 10/15/2015

yet another DHINO...

Die Hard In Name Only...
Len Wiseman = the perfect yes man, just like Brett Ratner...
the only way to do a good one : bring back John McTiernan from Hollywood banishment !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Die Hard In Name Only...
Len Wiseman = the perfect yes man, just like Brett Ratner...
the only way to do a good one : bring back John McTiernan from Hollywood banishment !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2:48PM on 10/15/2015
John McTiernan, YES!
John McTiernan, YES!
4:40AM on 10/15/2015

You lost me at Len Wiseman

Die Hard died with the 4th installment.
Die Hard died with the 4th installment.
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5:02AM on 10/15/2015
100% agree
but many people love Live free or die hard, I will never understand why
100% agree
but many people love Live free or die hard, I will never understand why
6:31AM on 10/15/2015
Agreed but still 'Live Free' came off like 'Citizen Kane' compared to part 5. Regardless no interest in this franchise any more, let it die.
Agreed but still 'Live Free' came off like 'Citizen Kane' compared to part 5. Regardless no interest in this franchise any more, let it die.
10:36PM on 10/14/2015
Nooooo! If they're doing another one it must be set in LA and about him getting mixed up with his ex wife Holly. Somehow McClane can mend the situation from the past. Thus there's an actual progression/point to all the films (even the bad ones). DH1- Trying to fix marriage DH2- Marriage is good DH3- Separated on the outs DH4 - Fixes relationship with daughter DH5 - Fixes relationship with son DH6 - Fixes relationship with ex/brings the family together. That way there's an arc to entire series
Nooooo! If they're doing another one it must be set in LA and about him getting mixed up with his ex wife Holly. Somehow McClane can mend the situation from the past. Thus there's an actual progression/point to all the films (even the bad ones). DH1- Trying to fix marriage DH2- Marriage is good DH3- Separated on the outs DH4 - Fixes relationship with daughter DH5 - Fixes relationship with son DH6 - Fixes relationship with ex/brings the family together. That way there's an arc to entire series PLUS McClane killing a lot of guys and blowing stuff up. If you're gonna do a "reboot" of sorts finish it off with old McClane first then start "fresh".
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10:29PM on 10/14/2015
I hate prequel movies. Also I always think that John McClane's character was not a particularly awesome badass, he was just the only guy with law enforcement training and a lot of drive to survive. What might be interesting to me is if it's developed as a prequel TV series in the style of 24 or True Detective, where the story follows McClane from his beat cop younger days investigating a season long case and met Holly in a realistic way, not in another Die Hard situation like saving her from a
I hate prequel movies. Also I always think that John McClane's character was not a particularly awesome badass, he was just the only guy with law enforcement training and a lot of drive to survive. What might be interesting to me is if it's developed as a prequel TV series in the style of 24 or True Detective, where the story follows McClane from his beat cop younger days investigating a season long case and met Holly in a realistic way, not in another Die Hard situation like saving her from a bank hostage scenario (but in 1979!).
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9:35PM on 10/14/2015
Possible title: Just Die Hard Already
Also, it's how I feel about this news.
Possible title: Just Die Hard Already
Also, it's how I feel about this news.
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8:54PM on 10/14/2015
Aaron Paul for young McClane.
Aaron Paul for young McClane.
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