‘Die Hard 6’ May Be Titled ‘Die Hardest’; Possible Writer Revealed

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When released on Valentine’s Day weekend earlier this year, the fifth installment of the Die Hard franchise left a relatively terrible impression on critics and moviegoers alike. Many thought the series would be killed off, ending after releasing a terribly underwhelming (and unnecessary) chapter few wanted, but after grossing over $250 Million at the worldwide box office, 20th Century Fox announced Die Hard 6 is a very real possibility.

According to a new article on Total Film, which we were going to leave alone until sites like /Film picked it up, British writer Ben Trebilcook has been tapped to write a first draft of Die Hard 6. The film, which reportedly has a working title of Die Hardest, would take place in Tokyo following the events of A Good Day To Die Hard and once again pair John McClane and his son. You can read an excerpt from the site’s conversation with Trebilcook about his idea below:

“It is extremely faithful to the franchise and characters and is a natural progression. It’s also a very plausible storyline.”

Before anyone gets too excited or pissy over the possibility of Die Hard 6, Trebilcook is quick to point out that Bruce Willis and other core team members have not signed off on the project. If Willis is out, so is the possibility of a sixth film, and even if it does happen there is no guarantee Trebilcook’s ideas will be the ones used. As the writer explains:

“Getting Larry’s support was great, but there are many hurdles to leap yet and two of those are called Bruce Willis and [producer] Alex Young. [There’s] the possibility producers might go back and find some other source material to base the next one on, like they did with the first and second. Mine though, I feel it could be the Rocky Balboa of the Die Hard franchise.”

We will continue following the development of Die Hard 6, but must warn that it may be some time before any definite information becomes available. Until then, comment below and let us know if the idea of a sixth film interests you.

James Shotwell

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