Len Wiseman, who made Live Free or Die Hard, is attached to direct Die Hard: Day One
A sixth Die Hard film is in the works, with Len Wiseman, who made 2007’s Live Free or Die Hard, attached to direct.
The sixth film, named Die Hard: Year One, is likely to be some form of prequel with much of the action set in 1979 – when Bruce Willis’s character John McClane was a cop in New York City.
A younger actor is likely to play the younger McClane, with Willis appearing in scenes set in the present day.
This won’t be the first time an actor has played a younger incarnation of a Bruce Willis character onscreen. In 2012, Joseph Gordon-Levitt played a young Willis in time-travelling thriller Looper to wide acclaim.
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, who is best known for the Transformers series, is attached to produce the latest film in the Die Hard franchise.
Willis first appeared as John McClane in the original Die Hard film in 1988, reprising the role in 1991 for the sequel, Die Hard 2, and in 1995 for Die Hard with a Vengeance.
After a 12-year break from the franchise, in 2007, Willis returned for Live Free or Die Hard.
In 2013, A Good Day to Die Hard received a lukewarm reception from critics but managed to top the US box office. The action sequel made £16m in its opening weekend, 25 years after the original Die Hard was released.
It is hardly surprising that Willis is on board for a sixth installment of the successful franchise. In an interview with the Telegraph in 2013, Willis said: "I have a very warm spot in my heart for Die Hard. Just the novelty of being able to play the same character over 25 years and still be asked back is fun.
Wiseman is best known for his work on Underworld, a series of vampire films starring Kate Beckinsale, who is also married to the director.