UPDATE: The title as of now for the sixth Die Hard is Die Hard: Year One. The post below has been edited to reflect that.
EARLIER: The wheels have begun to slowly spin on Die Hard: Year One. 20th Century Fox is in negotiations with Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman to return to the series, a spokesperson told EW. If a deal is struck, Wiseman would team up with Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to develop the new installment of local cop/anti-terrorist specialist John McClane (Bruce Willis).
There is no screenwriter attached or a script in place, but the current idea being floated about the new movie is reinvent the franchise and go back in time to show how McClane became McClane, in addition to having Willis still be involved. He’s not on officially on board, but Willis is reportedly apprised of any developments of the next feature.
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Wiseman’s first run at the series was a success: The fourth feature was the first in 12 years and made $383 million and earned decent praise. The fifth film, A Good Day to Die Hard, was a critical dud, but the 2013 film raked in over $300 million worldwide on a budget just north of $90 million.
Deadline first reported the talks.