The words “Die Hard” have been a part of each movie title from this franchise since 1988, but that’s about to change. The sixth installment is going to be called McClane, after its main protagonist.
Bruce Willis expressed his desire to say goodbye to his most iconic character in the sixth film after A Good Day to Die Hard came out. There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding this project ever since, and its title also remained a mystery.
It was rumored the movie will be called Die Hard: Year One until producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura announced the new title. The upcoming project will focus on the younger incarnation of McClane, but that doesn’t mean Willis is no longer on board.
“I don’t know how you do Die Hard without Bruce. The idea that he’s not very significant in this movie is not accurate at all. We are going to explore John McClane in his twenties. But just as prominent is the 60-year-old version,” explained Di Bonaventura.
Len Wiseman, who directed the previous installment of the franchise, will also make a comeback. The first thing he has to do before that happens is finding the actor to play the younger version of John McClane. Wiseman said right casting for this role is crucial because “those bare feet have some very big shoes to fill.”