Here’s a hefty rumor for your Tuesday afternoon: the upcoming sixth installment of the “Die Hard” franchise is being called “Die Hardest” — at least, for the time being.
According to Total Film, the working title for “Die Hard 6” is “Die Hardest.” The site reports that Ben Trebilcook, who wrote a treatment for “Die Hard 4” as well, is penning the “Die Hard 6” script.
Interestingly enough, the “Die Hard 4” spec script Trebilcook wrote was also reportedly called “Die Hardest,” so this could just be a placeholder title. The “Die Hard” franchise has gotten plenty of flak for its punny titles, so hopefully someone involved can come up with something a bit more clever than “Die Hardest.”
According to the Total Film report, “Die Hard 6” will begin in New York but then will be set predominantly in Tokyo. Trebilcook told the site that his take on “Die Hard” will please fans.
“It is extremely faithful to the franchise and characters and is a natural progression. It’s also a very plausible storyline,” he said. “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.”
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