While Crystal Trap with Bruce Willis in the cult role of John McClane is broadcast tonight on W9, where is Die Hard 6 announced for several years?
The first feature film in the Die Hard saga, Piège de Cristal (1988) is broadcast tonight on W9. Directed by John McTiernan, this action film follows John McClane (Bruce Willis), a New York policeman, who has come to join his estranged wife. She is an executive in a Japanese multinational, the Nakatomi Corporation.
Her boss, Mr. Takagi, hosts a party in honor of his employees, which McClane attends. While he isolates himself to telephone, a commando invades the building and cuts all communications with the outside…
This film gave birth to a franchise of 5 feature films that brought in just over $993.2 million worldwide. Is a sixth part of the adventures of John McClane planned?
After the good results at the box office of Die Hard 4 in 2007 (388 million dollars in revenue), Twentieth Century Fox very quickly evokes a sequel to the adventures of John McClane, still embodied by Bruce Willis. Six years later, Die Hard: A Beautiful Day to Die was released in theaters.
In this fifth opus, McClane finds himself in Moscow to help his son Jack (Jai Courtney), whom he had lost sight of. What he doesn’t know is that Jack is actually a highly trained CIA agent on a mission to prevent a nuclear weapons theft.
But this Die Hard 5 leaves a bitter taste in the hearts of fans. For some, this film is a real massacre, for others it is a turnip in which Bruce Willis, freewheeling, expresses no emotion. Anyway, the feature film works well at the box office and brings in 304 million green tickets for an estimated budget of 92 million.
The studio therefore decides to start a 6th part. In 2015, producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura announced the return of Len Wiseman at the helm. The director of Die Hard 4 must take over the reins of the saga after the John Moore parenthesis on Beautiful day to die.
BOTH A SUITE AND A PREQUEL…
The latter decides to make this sixth part both a sequel and a prequel. The studio wants to organize a kind of handover between Bruce Willis, back in the role of the lieutenant in our time, and a new actor supposed to embody a young McClane in New York at the end of the 70s. even on his Twitter account what will be the title of this new episode: Die Hard Year One.
In October 2015, Bruce Willis declared to Entertainment Tonight that he really appreciated the story of this sixth opus: “It’s a very good idea, a difficult concept, I’m particularly delighted. Doing a prequel is very cool. The plot will return to the origins but we will go back and forth between the past and the present“.
Nobody talks about Die Hard 6 until September 2018, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura says in an interview with Empire magazine: “We want you to relate to John McClane more than ever before. We are going to explore the character in his twenties. But the 60-year-old McClane will be just as important“. In addition, a new title, very sober, is revealed: McClane.
DISNEY TURNS UP EVERYTHING
But in March 2019, an event will change everything. Fox is bought by Disney and the firm with big ears buries the Die Hard 6 project once and for all.
Since then, persistent rumors suggest a complete reboot of the saga. In August 2021, Lorenzo di Bonaventura confirms to Polygon that Die Hard 6 is indeed canceled but the producer does not exclude another project, specifying that he does not know what Disney’s plans are.
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