Last week came news that the sixth film in the Die Hard series would serve as both a sequel and prequel . An idea I thought was both false and terrible. It now turns out not only to be true but Bruce Willis himself is enthusiastic about the idea.
He spoke with ET Online at the premiere of “Rock the Kasbah” where he said:
“It’s a very good idea, a really tricky idea, and I’m very happy about it. It’s a really cool idea, because it’s the origin story. It’s gonna happen at the beginning of this. We’re going to bounce back and forth.”
He went onto say he isn’t sure who will play the young John McClane:
“We’ll see. I don’t know. We’re not there yet, but we’ll see. Hopefully he’s got a hard head.”
I hate the idea of a new origin story for John McClane about his days as a normal cop in New York; we already have the best origin story ever for this character, it is 1988’s Die Hard.
I think the studio should be pursuing the idea of a straight sequel based on the rumours of McClane getting invited to the 30th Anniversary celebration of the Nakatomi Plaza incident. The movie would be set in Tokyo, where more mayhem would ensue. That sounds much more interesting a prospect to me, taking the series full circle and could possibly rid us of the bad taste left in the mouth by the fifth instalment.