Two weeks after Bruce Willis revealed that Die Hard 6 remains an active project, and further news of progress on the sequel’s screenplay lands on our disc. Basically: fresh personnel have been brought in to take a look.
The new writers for the movie are Chad and Carey Hayes, who previously penned The Conjuring and House Of Wax. They’ve been hired to do a rewrite on the project.
Len Wiseman is reportedly still attached to produce and direct the movie, which is believed to still tell the original story of John McClane.
March 1st 2018
Even though he’s been plying his trade with effectively cameo roles in a series of straightish-to-DVD productions, Bruce Willis still has his eye very much on the big screen. He’s about to appear in the remake/reboot of Death Wish, that Eli Roth has directed. And then there’s the small matter of the mooted sixth film in the Die Hard series. Apparently, there was a fifth one, but we’ve long attempted to wipe that from our memory.
The last we heard of the next film it was to be a project called Die Hard: Year One, that’s set to be directed by Len Wiseman (who helmed the fourth movie in the series). It would part be set in the present, and part of it would explore the origins of the John McClane character in the 1970s.
Willis, then, is doing the interview circuit at the moment as he promotes Death Wish, and on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the host asked him if Die Hard 6 was still happening. Bottom line: it is.
“I’m about to wing out to California to start to see what the script looks like”, Willis confirmed. “So I think so, yeah”.
That ain’t saying much, but it’s the most progress we’ve heard on the project in a couple of years. We’ll keep you posted. Willis has a lot more interviews to do in the weeks ahead, so the subject is bound to come up…