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    Die Hard: Year One (TBA) - Bruce Willis



    Bruce Willis to return for Die Hard 6... but with a twist

    Because few of us would say no to an enormous suitcase of cash dumped on our front lawn, Bruce Willis will return to the Die Hard franchise for a sixth time, his first since 2013's A Good Day to Die Hard.

    Len Wiseman, co-creator of the Underworld franchise and director of 2007's Die Hard 4.0, has been teasing the film since 2015, when he announced a title, Die Hard: Year One, on Twitter. The film will be partly set in the past, with John McClane depicted as a rookie cop in Seventies New York.

    The young McClane will be played by a different actor, with Willis appearing in scenes that bookend the film. Meaning Willis can collect a hefty paycheck without actually having to stretch his legs too much.

    But after being stuck in development for nearly two years, Wiseman has revealed to Deadline that production is finally underway, with casting for the role of a young Willis having already commenced. He said, "The right casting for this role is crucial. Those bare feet have some very big shoes to fill."

    The new Die Hard could also be envisioned as an attempt to reboot the franchise with a new star, following the dismal reaction to Jai Courtney's Jack McClane, John's estranged son who appeared in A Good Day to Die Hard. That film also bombed in the US, but ended up making the bulk of its profits overseas.

    Willis told Showbiz Spy in 2010 (via Moviehole) that he has every intention to retire from the franchise after its sixth installment: "In the next few years they could easily find a replacement for me or call the character someone else. But for me, I want to do Die Hard 5, then one final Die Hard movie — Die Hard 6 — before finally hanging that white vest up for good.

    “At the moment, I can run and I can fight on screen. But there will come a time when I no longer want to do that. That's when I'll step away from the Die Hard films."
    Could this be a new beginning for the franchise? Ehhh Bruce Willis has been on a major shitty movie streak lately.

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    Re: Die Hard: Year One (TBA) - Bruce Willis

    Yeah he's on a losing streak that's for sure. I'll probably see this film seeing who will play young rookie John McClane destroying 2/3rds of New York.

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    Re: Die Hard: Year One (TBA) - Bruce Willis

    If it's based on the comic book it could be pretty good but it probably won't be so there's at least a 75% chance it'll be ass.


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    Re: Die Hard: Year One (TBA) - Bruce Willis

    The appeal of the original Die Hard was that John McClane wasn't James Bond, Rambo or Indiana Jones, he was a regular Joe Schmo catapulted into a situation that was more than he could handle. Him overcoming the situation against all odds, that was what made Die Hard what it was. Along the way, that was lost in translation from sequel to sequel, what with McClane taking out helicopters with motorcycles and going Jason Bourne on the bad guys.

    So now, the "fish out of water" appeal of the first one is negated by the fact that he'll no doubt be facing off with terrorists or whatever prior to the original Die Hard. That's stupid.





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    Re: Die Hard: Year One (TBA) - Bruce Willis

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggy View Post
    So now, the "fish out of water" appeal of the first one is negated by the fact that he'll no doubt be facing off with terrorists or whatever prior to the original Die Hard. That's stupid.
    If memory serves it was actually a hijacker in the comic book so yeah, pretty much the same thing.


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