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Published On: Mon, Oct 26th, 2015

Bruce Willis talks ‘Die Hard’ prequel as ‘very good idea,’ some fans disagree

Bruce Willis may be the “everyman” action hero and he has held his own opposite some of the best actors in the business, so thoughts on another Die Hard film are never too far off. In fact, rumors are swirling about a Die Hard: Year Zero, a prequel and ET talked with the star.

“It’s a very good idea, a really tricky idea, and I’m very happy about it. It’s a really cool idea, because it’s the origin story. It’s gonna happen at the beginning of this. We’re going to bounce back and forth,” Willis told Entertainment Tonight while promoting Rock the Kasbah on the red carpet.

bruce-willis-good-day-to-die-hard smilingHearing “a very good idea” and a “really cool idea” has some fans worried.

Deadline reported the news that Fox and Len Wiseman are close on a deal to make Die Hard: Year Zero.

“All of this is early, but they are referring to this as Die Hard Year One, and I’m told that Wiseman and di Bonaventura are looking for a screenwriter to script a reinvention of the venerable action series, one that is sort of a prequel while still leaving room for Willis to play McClane as well. Basically, he’ll bookend a story line that will set much of the action in 1979, when McClane was a cop in gritty New York City and showing how he became a die hard kind of guy,” Deadline reported.

 

Slash Film responded: “Die Hard: Year Zero, by the very nature of its existence, breaks the the mythos of the first film. This means that John McClane had an adventure years before the first Die Hard that is worthy of cinematic treatment, which means that his journey in the original movie is pointless. It’s such a baffling choice. The only person in the world who seems enthused by the concept is Wiseman, who proudly shared the film’s title treatment on Twitter. Read the responses to that Tweet if you want some great examples of righteous fan rage.”

 

 

http://www.slashfilm.com/bruce-willis-die-hard-prequel/

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