Following its merger with 21st Century Fox, Disney is currently evaluating multiple projects that were in place beforehand. One of those projects appears to be Bruce Willis' Die Hard 6.
Late last year, producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura revealed that the official title for Die Hard 6 would be McClane. That was, unfortunately, the last update on the project -- until now. In a new interview with /Film to promote the Stephen King adaptation, Pet Sematary, Di Bonaventura revealed there's a lot of uncertainty surrounding the film currently, but that the studio likes the script.
When asked if he knew when production would kick off on the film, Di Bonaventura responded, "I wish, not yet. I don’t know what’s going to happen there. It’s really up to them because obviously now they’re owned by Disney. My sense is that we won’t know much about it for a while while they debate whatever they’re debating. I don’t know enough about their plans really to have any point of view. They like our script."
The sixth installment of the Die Hard franchise has been in development since 2015, when it was revealed that Fox had brought on Live Free Or Die Hard director Len Wiseman and Di Bonaventura to work on the project. Things have been moving slowly on the film, but it seemed to be on track last year when Wiseman revealed that the script was almost ready to go. Unfortunately, though, the Disney and Fox merger has seemingly put the project on the back-burner.
While little is known regarding McClane, Di Bonaventura previously confirmed the project will showcase two periods in McClane's life: the present day, and the beginning of his career. The film is also meant to see actor Bruce Willis retire the character.