Another aging franchise is being given a jumpstart with DIE HARD YEAR ONE reviving the venerable action series. 20th Century Fox is determined to make a sixth installment to the John McClane story after the widely panned A Good Day to Die Hard brought in $300 million worldwide.
Fox is working with Di Bonaventura Pictures on the project and have brought back Live Free or Die Hard‘s Len Wiseman to direct. Wiseman is best known for the Underworld franchise, and is currently toggling between producing a new sequel for the series and television projects.
The latest installment will be bookended by Bruce Willis’s John McClane but will largely take place in 1979, with a younger actor depicted how McClane “became a die hard kind of guy.”
Back in 2013, Fox was working on another sequel for the series entitled Die Hardest with Ben Trebilcook penning the script. After the international success of the fifth film, the story was looking to continue its strength and move the location to Tokyo, but the project never got off the ground.
Wiseman is repped at CAA.
Emily J | Staff Writer
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