Len Wiseman’s ‘Die Hard’ Film ‘McClane’ Currently in Limbo Due to Disney/Fox Merger
In an interview with Slash Film, producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura gave an update on ‘McClane,’ the sixth (and final) film in the ‘Die Hard’ franchise. The project is currently in limbo, as he does not know what’s going to happen with it.
The full segment with Di Bonaventura is below:
Slash Film: “Looking ahead, do you have a start date for ‘McClane’ yet?”
Di Bonaventura: “I wish, not yet. I don’t know what’s going to happen there. It’s really up to them because obviously now they’re owned by Disney. My sense is that we won’t know much about it for a while while they debate whatever they’re debating. I don’t know enough about their plans really to have any point of view. They like our script.”
So, even though the screenplay is complete, it is now up to Disney whether or not they want to greenlight the film.
‘McClane’ has director Len Wiseman (‘Live Free or Die Hard,’ ‘Swamp Thing’) and writers Carey W. Hayes & Chad Hayes (first and second ‘The Conjuring’ films, ‘The Turning’) onboard.
Moreover, the premise of the film is below:
“The cop-vs-terrorists action saga continues, as the story simultaneously follows Bruce Willis as a 60-year-old McClane and a younger incarnation of McClane in his 20s.”
Now, it is entirely up to the House of Mouse if they want to go through with this (frankly bizarre) project for the now 31-year-old franchise.
Source: Slash Film