Bruce Willis Talks The “Die Hard” Prequel

Last week came word that a sixth film in the “Die Hard” series is not only moving forward, but would serve as both a prequel and a sequel to the film series so far – some of the story taking place in the present day and some back in 1979 when Bruce Willis’ John McClane was just a young cop.

Attending the premiere of “Rock the Kasbah” this week, Willis confirmed the news and actually seems excited by the idea. He tells ET Online:

“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.”

Bruce Willis adds that he will “probably” produce the film but admits he’s not quite 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.” It’s also unclear if actors Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jai Courtney will reprise their roles as McClane’s kids.

Len Wiseman, who previously worked on “Live Free or Die Hard” with Willis, returns to direct the film alongside producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. A writer is currently being sought.