20th Century Fox is in discussions with “Live Free or Die Hard” director Len Wiseman for him to direct and produce a sixth installment in the “Die Hard” series. Unexpectedly though, the new film would reportedly serve as a “quasi-prequel” for Bruce Willis’ beloved cop character John McClane.
The new film would include a storyline set in New York City in 1979 with a younger McClane, but would also include present day elements with Willis returning for those scenes. Willis doesn’t have a deal to return as yet, though would likely reprise his beloved role.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who has worked with Willis before, would produce the film as Wiseman pitched a new take that incoporates “Die Hard” mythology with a reworked different project that was under di Bonaventura’s control – similar to the way “Die Hard With a Vengeance” was a reworked version of a different script known as “Simon Says.”
Source: The Wrap