New Die Hard prequel is apparently in the making

Sixth Die Hard film reportedly happening

A new Die Hard film is reportedly in the works, according to

The film, with a working title of Die Hard Year One, will serve as a prequel to the series, and will be set in 1979 with a new actor portraying the young John McClane. Bruce Willis is allegedly set to reprise his role in current-day scenes that will bookend the film.

Although the most recent film in the franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard, was poorly received by fans and film critics, it performed moderately well at the box office. Director Len Wiseman (who took the helm for the fourth Die Hard instalment Live Free or Die Hard) is on board to direct the new prequel, reported Deadline.

A potential release date for the film is yet to be announced.

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