Aspiring Screenwriter Pays for a Full-Page Ad to Pitch 'Die Hard' Sequel

Aspiring screenwriter pitches 'Die Hard' sequel movie in a full page ad.

There is reportedly going to be a sixth Die Hard movie coming soon, which will “feature flashbacks to McClane’s days as a rough and tumble New York City cop in 1979.” The storyline behind the upcoming Die Hard sequel has not been revealed. But, this has not stopped one aspiring screenwriter from pitching his Die Hard sequel idea. Writer Eric D. Wilkinson wrote in a full-page ad he took out in the Hollywood Reporter pitching his own version of a Die Hard movie. Die Hard: Year One will start out with McClane going to prison. Before audiences find out what he did, the film will flash back to the 1970s, when he accidentally lets a suspect get away. We fast-forward back to present, and while McClane is still in Russia after the pointless events of A Good Day to Die Hard, “the body of that suspect is discovered along with DNA evidence pointing to… John McClane.” After returning to the United States, McClane is arrested and convicted of murder, at which point he is sent to a super prison of major criminals. McClane's wife then finds evidence that proves he didn't do it, but when she goes to the prison to show it to him, a riot breaks out and the prison goes into lockdown. Eventually, the rioters take over the prison and capture several hostages, at which point it's revealed the riot was part of a plan to break the terrorists out of the prison and blow up New York City. “However, the one thing [the> terrorists didn’t count on was the one man who is always in the wrong place at the wrong time…and when it comes to John McClane, old habits die hard.” Die Hard Wilkinson included a phone number and e-mail address where he can be reached.

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