‘Die Hard 6′ Titled ‘Die Hardest’ – John McClane Headed to Tokyo?


Based on recent reviews of “A Good Day to Die Hard”(Including a review by sodasandpopcorn-the movie was rated a popcorn and water!) it’s clear that the franchise is running on fumes. Domestically, the movie was something of a flop ($67 million on a $90+ million budget), but international earnings were huge ($235 million), meaning that Fox (which, like many other studios, is showing greater favor to the international market) has good incentive to move forward with the sixth film.
Reports indicate that Die Hard 6 is at least moving into the pre-production phase. The next installment apparently has the working title of “Die Hardest” and is reportedly being scripted by k. Just in case that doesn’t ring any bells: Trebilcook is currently working on a martial-arts-meets-video games movie called Knockout, and the producer of that film tapped the relatively untested young filmmaker to write Die Hard 6.
The plot details we know so far are that Die Hardest will once again take place predominately overseas – shifting from NYC to Tokyo. This would mean that John McClane (Bruce Willis) would get a chance to kill bad guys of a whole new nationality – while still leaving room for him to crack many America-centric jokes, as well as making crass cultural observations like how Japanese dudes can’t take a punch, or how some femme fatale isn’t acting like a proper little Geisha. You know the drill by now.
Things are only in the script treatment stage at the moment, which leaves the studio plenty of room to scrap the project at low cost, should they fail to convince Willis and franchise producer Alex Young to sign off. For his part, however, Trebilcook seems hopeful that his work will be up to par:”It is extremely faithful to the franchise and characters and is a natural progression. It’s also a very plausible storyline… [There’s] the possibility producers might go back and find some other source material to base the next one on, like they did with the first and second.
Me thinks it could be the Rocky Balboa of the Die Hard franchise.
Would you like to see John McClane take on Tokyo? Or is it time for this entire franchise to just go ahead and you know….‘Die Hard?’

Culled from screenrant.com