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Die Hard 6 will be a prequel. And a sequel. Wait, what?

October 15th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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OK, so we always knew that another Die Hard would happen, even though A Good Day To Die Hard was pretty much the worst thing we’ve ever seen.

Heck, we reported on it a while back (here), so we were confident it was only a matter of time.

We didn’t see this coming, though.

It seems that FOX want Live Free Or Die Hard director Len Wiseman to come back and make the latest John McClane movie. But there’s a twist. It seems producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is calling it Die Hard: Year One and there’s a search on for a writer who can make it a prequel AND a sequel.


So the plan is this: It will open and close modern day with Bruce Willis’ John McClane but the bulk of the movie will take place in 1979 back when McClane was more inclined to Die Easy, presumably. We reckon it might be that the modern character is fighting someone he fought back in the day and the story will be told over two time periods.

It is unknown if this is a passing of the torch sort of deal were a seventh movie – if it happens – will follow the younger McClane (is Joseph Gordon Levitt free?) but we’d imagine it’s the direction it would like to go in.

Word is that FOX really want this to work and get John McClane back in the world.

We’re always up for more McClane but this has us scratching our heads a little.

What do you all think?

Yippee Ki-yay!

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….