Yippee Ki Yay again, motherf*ckers.
A sixth "Die Hard" movie is indeed still happening, but not under its previous title. It was once meant to be called "Die Hard: Year One," suggesting an origin story following a young John McClane.
Well, that's still kinda true, but that would leave out Bruce Willis and that would suck too much.
So now the film is called "McClane," in honor of the title character. According to Empire magazine, it'll have a sequel-prequel approach, featuring a younger John McClane,as well as Willis returning to the character in his 60s.
"You can tell our intention by the fact that the title page we handed in says, ‘McCLANE’,” producer Lorenzo diBonaventura told Empire magazine. “We want you to get invested in John McClane more than ever before. ... I don’t know how you do 'Die Hard' without Bruce. The idea that he’s not very significant in this movie is not accurate at all. We are gonna explore John McClane in his 20s. But just as prominent is the 60-year-old version."
Len Wiseman is still signed on to direct, and a script was handed to the studio in July. Empire said the project was expected to "gear up in the coming months," but it's not clear if that means pre-production, production, or actual filming will happen later this year or early/mid/late 2019. No release date has been announced.
It'll be interesting to see who they cast as the young McClane. Suggestions? Maybe they can go back through the resumes for young Han Solo.
"McLane" will be the sixth "Die Hard" film after "Die Hard" (1988), "Die Hard 2" (1990), "Die Hard with a Vengeance" (1995), "Live Free or Die Hard" (2007), and "A Good Day to Die Hard" (2013).
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