CelebNMovies247.com has the latest update on the upcoming Die Hard prequel where we notice Hollywood doesn’t make stars like Bruce Willis anymore…
Most likely NOT, but Hollywood is going to tell you anyways with the upcoming Die Hard prequel!
For some reason, if Hollywood isn’t making another sequel or franchise they are going with Origin stories and prequel movies.
Are audiences asking for them? Do studios think movie fans want their favorite characters demystified and explained to death?
Isn’t the original film enough?
One of the most notable “untold stories” we’ll see soon is Die Hard Year One, a prequel/sequel fans have been weary of ever since it was announced.
Which leads us to this story, director Len Wiseman explains his approach to the Die Hard prequel.
The Live Free or Die Hard director explained that the movie will take place in modern-day and 1978, and Bruce Willis will have a prominent role. Willis will be seen in the modern-day scenes. Len Wiseman says that Die Hard Year One will be a collaborative work on McClane past. Wiseman said he and Willis started thinking about the character’s past while making the fourth Die Hard film.
“After doing the fourth one, there were so many conversations that Bruce [Willis] and I were having about what he put into the character for Die Hard 1. That character comes in with so much baggage, emotionally, and experience. He’s already divorced, he’s bitter, his Captain hates him and doesn’t want him back. So, what created that guy?”
“We’ve never seen the actual love story. We know its demise, but we’ve never seen what it was like when he met Holly, or when he was a beat cop in ‘78 in New York when there was no chance of him making detective. It’s always been something I’ve been thinking about, and now we’re doing it. And it ties in.”
Why do we need to see the love story, though?
Do we want to know about how John met his wife, Holly Gennaro McClane? How they fell out? If anything, fans of Die Hard will want another Die Hard style movie, maybe something like the first film where he rescues his wife at the Nakatomi Plaza.
But we ask, will a casting a young John McClane for Die Hard Year One be worth the buck at the movies?
“It has to be somebody that has the swagger and the confidence, but also the charm, the wit, the charisma and the toughness. It’s asking a lot, especially in somebody that’s younger. It has to feel like the guy owns it, rather than is trying to put it on.”