Saturday, 21 November 2015

Bruce Willis thinks the Die Hard Prequel is a good idea

It was announced recently that director Len Wiseman (Underworld: Awakening) and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers) had sold 20th Century Fox on the concept of a Die Hard prequel that would explore John McClane's younger years. While the news was not initially greeted with a wave of positivity, one person seems more than happy with the idea – Bruce Willis.

Interviewed by Entertainment Tonight, Bruce Willis, the man who will be forever known as the original John McClane, gave an upbeat reply. "It's a very good idea, a really tricky idea, and I'm very happy about it," he said. "It's a really cool idea, because it's the origin story. We're going to bounce back and forth."

As previously reported, the concept involves Willis returning in some capacity to bookend or interject scenes with McClane as he is now, the veteran of vanquishing a variety of terrorist types at home and abroad. So that means at least the basic premise has his stamp of approval. No one mention that he also gave it to A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)... And as for who might play the fresh-faced McClane? "We're not there yet," admits Willis, who is looking to produce the new movie. "Hopefully he's got a hard head." Thick skin might be handy, too.

It is clearly still early days on this one, with Wiseman and producers busy finding a writer to take on the project. As always, watch this space.

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