New details released about Die Hard 6 aka the franchise that should've stopped two movies ago
By this point, John McClane should just assume he's been cursed by that witch from Drag Me To Hell.
Remember in Die Hard 2: Die Harder, when he muttered to himself "How can the same shit happen to same guy twice?"
Well, that really wouldn't have worked during A Good Day To Die Hard aka The Terrible Russian Die Hard, when he found himself in the midst of the same shit for the fifth time.
Also, out of the five Die Hards, depending on who you ask, the number of actually good movies no longer outweighs the number of bad.
That doesn't seem to matter to much to Willis himself, who - when he's not busy claiming the first Die Hard isn't a Christmas movie (he's wrong), getting roasted by his "loved" ones on Comedy Central, or taking part in some truly terrible movies - is pretty keen to make yet another moving about Dying, and how Hard it is.
He'll also be reuniting with director Len Wiseman, the guy behind Die Hard 4.0 aka The 4th Best One According To JOE Readers:
We can all agree that the first Die Hard is the best one, but which of the sequels is the second best one?
— JOE.ie (@JOEdotie) August 4, 2018
Wiseman was at the Television Critics Association press tour when he announced that Die Hard: Year One will indeed cut back and forth between modern-day John McClane, and someone playing the '70s version of McClane (to be played by some as-yet-uncast actor).
The director also stated that Holly Gennero (who was in the building in the first one, and on the plane in the second one, and on the phone in the third one, and then the off-screen mother to McClane's trouble-magnet kids in the fourth and fifth ones) will be returning to the story, and he hopes to get original actress Bonnie Bedelia back for the role.
As for when we expect to see this truly bizarre sounding Die Hard movie, the answer is: not soon. Apparently, director Wiseman is being far more picky with the script than he was when directing one last time around:
"No dates. I’ve been asked about dates before and I’m always wrong. The date is when the script is right, which is when we all want to go. The script has taken quite a long time. I want it to be right, as everybody does. The truth is we started prepping Live Free or Die Hard when the script was not ready. That process of working on the script as we were shooting the movie is not the funnest thing in the world to do. We pulled it together but nobody wants to go through that again."
In the meantime, Willis might actually be getting yet another career revival thanks to M. Night Shyamalan and the upcoming thriller Glass, while Wiseman has been drafted in as director for the upcoming TV series of the Sin City stories, focussing on entirely original characters not previously seen in the graphic novels.