Although the whole idea of a Die Hard prequel movie met a plethora of negative reactions the moment the movie was announced, the crew behind the sixth Die Hard installment (with the main man himself Bruce Willis endorsing the project) isn’t paying too much attention to the comments.
Now, the director and producer of “Die Hard: Year One”, Len Wiseman, has been talking to Collider about his further plans for this endeavor.
“I wasn’t going to do it without Bruce. I’m also not going to do it with Bruce being a cameo bookend gimmick. It’s really working into the plot, with the ‘70s having ramifications on present-day Bruce. It inter-cuts in a very fun, imaginative way with present-day John McClane.”
The New Year’s Eve Setting Is Back
For all you hardcore fans out there, the Christmas settings of the first two “Die Hard” installments is back. This time it will be set on New Year’s Eve, 1979.
As for casting the young John McClane for this film, Wiseman is aware it won’t be a walk in the park.
“It has to be somebody that has the swagger and the confidence, but also the charm, the wit, the charisma and the toughness. It’s asking a lot, especially in somebody that’s younger. It has to feel like the guy owns it, rather than is trying to put it on.”
No official plot has yet been released, but there are some speculations that this might be the “how John met Holly” story.