The film is said to be an origins story.
20th Century Fox has reportedly hired The Conjuring writers to rewrite the script for Die Hard 6.
The Tracking Board reports Chad and Carey Hayes, who wrote both The Conjuring movies, will work on the screenplay for the next Die Hard entry. Earlier reports suggested the film will be an origin story featuring a young John McClane as a regular cop in 1970s New York.
Bruce Willis’ older version of the character reportedly still would feature somewhere as a bookend to the prequel story, with the film also moving between past and present, according to The Tracking Board’s report. No word yet on who might portray the younger John McClane or when Die Hard 6 might hit theaters.
Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) will reportedly direct and produce the film alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura. In addition to The Conjuring films, the Hayes brothers also co-wrote The Reaping, House of Wax, and more.
Be sure to read IGN’s review of Willis’ latest starring movie Death Wish, which we think features forgettable action and a plot that “barely holds together.”