If you thought we’d seen the end of the McClane family, think again.
Total Film reports that following the success of this year’s A Good Day to Die Hard — director John Moore’s film has grossed $302 million worldwide — Fox is moving forward with a sixth installment of the action franchise, tentatively titled Die Hardest.
Screenwriter Ben Trebilcook is said to be at work on a treatment for the film, which takes place primarily in Tokyo. “It is extremely faithful to the franchise and characters and is a natural progression,” he told the website. “It’s also a very plausible storyline.”
A Good Day to Die Hard sent Bruce Willis’ John McClane to Russia help his estranged son Jack (played by Jai Courtney) out of prison, only for the two of them to become embroiled in a terrorist plot.
What role Willis might play in Die Hardest remains to be seen. While the actor had suggested the fifth installment might be his last, Trebilcook mentions him to Total Film, and even says “I feel it could be the Rocky Balboa of the Die Hard franchise.”