The movie is purportedly set to be a hybrid prequel and sixth entry in the franchise with Bruce Willis’ John McClane bookending the film, and a younger actor portraying the cop hero in a 70s New York origin story of sorts. In meetings, the film is being referred to as Die Hard: Year One, in reference to the similarly-titled classic Batman graphic novel by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli.
Chad and Carey Hayes have also penned House of Wax, The Reaping, and Whiteout, and are a well-sought commodity in Hollywood, with over 20 projects currently on the cards.
The presently untitled Die Hard sequel is also currently lacking a release date. The last film in the franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard, was released in 2013, and has a 14% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Source: Tracking Board