'Die Hard' Series Heading to Tokyo with New Writer's 'Die Hardest'
Just this past February, John McClane (Bruce Willis) headed to Russia for A Good Day to Die Hard, teaming the seemingly indestructible detective up with his son Jack (Jai Courtney) for the first time. While most of the reviews weren't too kind, I found a good amount of things to enjoy about the action sequel. When the film hit theaters, there were rumblings that a sixth installment was already in the works. Now Total Film reports Ben Trebilcook is writing a treatment for a sequel that is tentatively called Die Hardest and will send John McClane to Tokyo, which sounds like a spec he wrote a little while back.
Trebilcook actually turned in a script for Die Hard 4 on spec, but Fox never used it. However, the script did start McClane in New York City and then send him to Tokyo for most of the film. Interestingly enough, the script also saw McClane's son working for the Nakatomi Corporation, the owners of the building from the first film. Likely some details might have to be changed following the events of A Good Day to Die Hard, but it sounds like Trebilcook's script will be put to good use after all.
Fans will be happy to hear the writer say, "It is extremely faithful to the franchise and characters and is a natural progression. It's also a very plausible storyline. I feel it could be the Rocky Balboa of the Die Hard franchise." But he also points out, "There are many hurdles to leap yet and two of those are called Bruce Willis and [producer] Alex Young. Producers might go back and find some other source material to base the next one on, like they did with the first and second." Thoughts?