Rumor Buster: Is a 'Die Hard 6' Titled 'Die Hardest' Actually Happening?Mike Sampson |
The internet was abuzz this morning with the rumors that a sixth installment in the 'Die Hard' franchise was in the works called 'Die Hardest' that would take John McClane to Tokyo. But are any of these rumors true? We did some digging and found the real scoop.
The rumor started on Total Film this morning with a report the claimed 'Die Hard 6' had gotten a title and a screenwriter. The screenwriter in question was a gentleman who gave some juicy quotes like, "I feel it could be the 'Rocky Balboa' of the 'Die Hard' franchise!"
Despite poor reviews and a disappointing box-office take in the United States, 'A Good Day to Die Hard' made over $300 million worldwide, which is nothing to shake a stick at and a 'Die Hard 6' wouldn't necessarily be out of the question. But something about this report (a "consulting producer" is hiring an unknown screenwriter who wrote a 'Die Hard' script on spec to work on the new film?) sounded fishy.
We did some digging and talked to some sources, all of whom agreed the story was false including one at Fox who told us bluntly, "There is no truth to this whatsoever."
So there you have it. There is no development on 'Die Hard 6' at this time and it certainly has not been titled 'Die Hardest.' It may happen eventually (Bruce Willis previously gave a simple "yes" when asked about another sequel earlier this year) but this isn't it.