A brand new Die Hard 6 is currently in development.

The franchise, centering on the crime fighting NYPD cop John McClane, is getting ready for it’s sixth feature film at Fox with the director of Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to develop the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie is still looking for a screenwriter, but the movie will be a prequel to the original action series. The new Die Hard prequel will take place in 1979 and will show how McClane became the tough cop that audiences have learned to love.

It is expected for Bruce Willis to reprise his role of McClane with a different actor coming in to play the younger version of the character.

The first Die Hard franchise has grossed over $1.4 billion at the worldwide box office. However, the last Die Hard movie struggled in the box office $67.3 million domestically and a worldwide total of $307.4 million.

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