Chad and Carey Hayes, the writers behind The Conjuring and the House of Wax remake are rewriting the screenplay for Die Hard 6, the film currently in production with Len Wiseman coming back to both produce and direct. The news comes via The Tracking Board who say that the new movie, which has been in development for quite some time, is rumoured to be an origin story of sorts, in which we see a younger actor portray Jone McClane as a (relatively) regular cop in 1970s New York.
Bruce Willis is said to bookend the movie as present-day McClane, who we’ve all come to know and love in the five movies that have come our way so far.
The brothers Hayes have Amblin Entertainment’s upcoming haunted house movie The Turning starring Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince, due for release later in the year.
That movie is a new take on Henry James’ novella “The Turn of the Screw” and revolves around a young governess that is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways) is directing.
Die Hard 6 is awaiting a release date.