Even before A Good Day to Die Hard was made, Bruce Willis was already talking about part 6, and suggested it would come soon after the fifth instalment. While some wondered whether the failure of Die Hard 5 at the US box office would put pay to any more movie, it did made $300 million worldwide, which has ensured Fox is still interested in making more.
Now Total Film has some info on that sixth Die Hard movie. It appears the film is tentatively titled Die Hardest and will take place in Tokyo. Screenwriter Ben Trebilcook is said to be currently drafting a treatment. He’s fairly new to the movies, but he does have the in-production videogame-themed action thriller Knocktout to his name.
A Good Day to Die Hard consulting producer Larry D. Webster is working on Knocktout, which is how he got hooked up with Trebilcook. No polot details have been released, but Trebilcook claims this new story will please fans, saying, “It is extremely faithful to the franchise and characters and is a natural progression. It’s also a very plausible storyline.”
Ben Trebilcook does add a note of caution though, saying, “Getting Larry’s support was great, but there are many hurdles to leap yet and two of those are called Bruce Willis and [producer] Alex Young. [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. Mine though, I feel it could be the Rocky Balboa of the Die Hard franchise.”
It is not clear if Larry D. Webster hired Ben Trebilcook on behalf of 20th Century Fox, or if he is working outside of the studio.