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Bruce Willis Thinks a 'Die Hard' Prequel Is a 'Very Good Idea': 'I'm Very Happy About It'

by Zach Seemayer 7:01 PM PDT, October 20, 2015
Playing Bruce Willis Thinks a 'Die Hard' Prequel Is a 'Very Good Idea': 'I'm Very Happy About It'

News broke recently that Underworld director Len Wiseman has signed on to helm a sixth Die Hard film, tentatively titled Die Hard: Year One.

It's rumored that the film will be a prequel set long before the events of the first Die Hard, and may only feature longtime star Bruce Willis in flash-forward scenes.

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ET caught up with Willis at the New York premiere of his new film Rock the Kasbah on Monday, and the 60-year-old action star said he's excited about revisiting the franchise.

"It's a very good idea, a really tricky idea, and I'm very happy about it," Willis shared. "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."

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In 1988, Willis was the right man in the wrong place at the wrong time as the iconic hero cop John McClane, who put his life on the line to save an office building full of innocent people from murderous thieves in the original Die Hard.

McClane then found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time over and over again across a series of increasingly wild and crazy misadventures, until his most recent romp through Russia in 2013's A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth installment in the series.

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Willis and the Die Hard franchise are basically inseparable, and the Rock the Kasbah star revealed that he's "probably going to produce" the new installment.

As for who might be assuming the mantle of a young John McClane, Willis revealed nothing has been decided.

"We're not there yet," Willis said. "Hopefully he's got a hard head."

Willis' new film Rock the Kasbah, starring Bill Murray, Kate Hudson and Zooey Deschanel, hits theaters Oct. 23.

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While Die Hard 6 won't be hitting the big screen for a few more years, there are a number of highly anticipated sequels coming out this year. Check out the video below to see which big budget sequels we are (and were) most excited to see in 2015.

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