Bruce Willis is set to produce the origin story film

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated October 21, 2015 04:40 PM
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As fans of the famous Die Hard franchise are likely well aware, the movies’ stars face danger and action at every turn. With news the series’ sixth installment will be a prequel, Bruce Willis is already dishing out advice to whoever takes on the role of young John McClane.

“Hopefully, he’s got a hard head,” Willis joked to ET on the red carpet for his new movie Rock the Kasbah in New York City on Monday.

The actor, who is “probably” producing the movie, told ET that they haven’t quite found the right actor yet, but that he’s already excited about the film’s potential.

“It’s a very good idea, it’s a really tricky idea and I’m very happy about it,” Willis said of relaunching the franchise.

The 60-year-old first debuted as police officer McClane in 1988, and reprised the role for all four of the film’s subsequent installments, including the most recent – 2013’s A Good Day to Die Hard.

“It’s really cool, it’s a really cool idea, it’s the origin story,” he explained to ET. “It’s gonna happen at the beginning of this. We’re going to bounce back and forth.”

The new film, which is tentatively titled Die Hard: Year One, according to EW, has no screenwriter attached or script in place, but 20th Century Fox is in negations with Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman to return to the series.

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