‘Die Hard 6’ Plot, Cast: Director Len Wiseman’s prequel to star Ryan Gosling as young John McClane in 1979 setting?
'Die Hard 6' may serve as a prequel to the films in the series. Director Len Wiseman's version will follow a young John McClaine in New York City in 1979. Ryan Gosling is reportedly tapped to take on the lead role.
According to Deadline, the upcoming film will succeed 2013's release of 'A Good Day To Die Hard' that starred Bruce Willis in the lead role of John McClane. Fox has made negotiations for director Len Wiseman to return to helm the planned follow-up with Lorenzo di Bonaventura as producer.
Wiseman directed 'Live Free and Die Hard', which was released last 2007 and intended as the fourth installment in the action series. He is also known for his work on other feature films including 'Total Recall', 'Underworld', 'Underworld: Evolution' as well the pilot episode for 2010's remake of 'Hawaii Five-O'.
Another article by/Filmreported that the new project is currently in its early stages of production and they are still trying working to find the right screenwriter to "reinvent" the series. It may be that portions of the film will be set in New York City in 1979. It will follow a younger version of John McClane and will serves as some kind of prequel for the original action-movie series.
It was reported that Willis will make an appearance as McClane in one way or another despite the rumored plot following his younger counterpart. McClane's origin story may be based off a comic book prequel published in 2010 entitled 'Die Hard: Year One'.
Previous reports stated that 20th Century Fox was interested in bringing Samuel L. Jackson back into the franchise to reprise his role as Zeus Carver, McClane's partner who made an appearance in 1995's 'Die Hard With A Vengeance'. The reports remain unconfirmed, however.
Willis may be returning to take up a present-day version of McClaine but the actor to be cast as the younger version of his character remains unknown. An article byJoBlo once reported that Ryan Gosling has been tapped for the iconic role. No further announcements have vouched for the authenticity of the said casting.
'Die Hard 6' is a planned film intended as the sixth in the long-running action franchise that first began in 1988. The series follows the exploits of main protagonist John McClane, a detective under the New York City Police Department. Willis' portrayed him as a hard-edged man with a rather cocky character.