Bruce Willis returning to Die Hard franchise

Still from Die Hard (1988)Actor Bruce Willis is reprising one of his most popular roles as police officer John McClane in an upcoming Die Hard prequel/sequel titled Die Hard: Year One.

The film will reportedly have an interesting structure, with half of it taking place in the 1980s, in which fans will see McClane as a rookie cop, and the other half occurring in present day. The last time we saw Bruce in his iconic role was in 2013’s A Good Day To Die Hardin which his character partnered up with his son, Jack (played by Jai Courtney).

Casting for the younger iteration of the hard-nosed cop is currently underway, with the film’s director, Len Wiseman, telling Deadline: “The right casting for this role is crucial. Those bare feet have some very big shoes to fill.”

The franchise was a hit when Die Hard first landed on the big screen in 1988. Since then, four sequels — Die Hard 2 (1990), Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)  have come and gone, and apparently the action-packed story of the life and times of John McClane isn’t finished.

It’s also something Bruce is happy to still be a part of, saying before the release of the last Die Hard film, “I’m really pleased to continue to be asked back to do other versions and other incarnations of Die Hard. The first one really is… that’s all there is. Everything else is just trying to be as good as that film.”

A release date for this latest film hasn’t been announced, but for now you can get your action fix when Bruce appears in the new Death Wish remake, which shoots into theaters November 22, 2017.

Are you excited for a new installment in the Die Hard series? Sound off in the comment section below! ~Alexa Caruso

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  1. Lee Mac • September 27, 2017 @ 1:18 PM

    Christ….squeeze the last bit of Money from the ONLY thing
    Willis was any good !

    Ashton Kutcher acts better than Old Willis and Kutcher cant act !
    but I hear Demi Moore gives Kutcher a 7 out of 10 for bed romps
    Willis got a 4 !

  2. Tammy Lever • September 27, 2017 @ 10:10 PM

    Squeel! I am so excited for this! I wasn’t thrilled about the last one they did, however, I am a die hard, DIE HARD fan!

  3. CDubya • September 28, 2017 @ 12:27 PM

    This doesn’t seem as bad as Arnie doing another Terminator. I actually would like to watch this. I enjoyed all the other Die Hards except the last one which was absolute crap.

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