It’s a good day for fans of the popular franchise, Die Hard, as the leading actor is back, Bruce Willis. In a report from Deadline, Willis will reprise his role as the hero, John McClane, in the newest installment of the film.
As for details on the movie’s plot, industry executives haven’t divulged pertinent information at the moment, but the film will allegedly offer a backstory to McClane’s beginning as a rookie police officer working as what’s called a “beat cop,” in the 1970’s.
Director Len Wiseman – the leading man in the Underworld films – will spearhead the new Die Hard movie which is marketed as more of a prequel rather than a sequel or remake.
Nevertheless, Willis will play the modern-day McClane, and a much younger actor will portray him as a young man in the flashback scenes.
Wiseman said to the publication, “the right casting for this role is crucial” and that “those bare feet” have “big shoes to fill.”
In case you haven’t seen it, the original film came out in 1988 and saw NYPD officer McClane fight against a terrorist named Hans Gruber who is played by Alan Rickman who recently passed away.
The movie made Bruce Willis a mainstream success that has, quite frankly, never entirely died down as the Die Hard alumni continues to take on action roles today.
Some of his most popular films include Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, Red, The Fifth Element, and The Sixth Sense – the movie which saw Bruce take on a more dramatic role. The next film, which will be the sixth installment of the series, does not have an official release date at the moment. Fans of the series will remember Bruce in the 2013 film, A Good Day To Die Hard.