I Can Support 'Die Hard 6' If Sam Jackson is Back

Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis in Die Hard: With a Vengeance
Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis in Die Hard: With a Vengeance
Photo: 20th Century Fox

The Die Hard franchise has run its course. Let's get that straight. However, if Fox feels it absolutely must continue then I guess I can throw my support behind a Die Hard 6 if this new rumor is indeed true.

Reported by Latino-Review.com correspondent, El Mayimbe, the scooper says Fox is meeting writers for takes on Die Hard 6, the catch is it must involve not only Bruce Willis's John McClane, but it must also include Samuel L. Jackson's Zeus Carver character from 1995's Die Hard: With a Vengeance, which was directed by John McTiernan back in 1995.

Shortly after the release of the awful fifth installment, A Good Day to Die Hard, Fox reportedly began moving on a sixth film, which was said to be an earlier draft of Ben Trebilcook's treatment for what would have been Die Hard 4 before it became 2007's Live Free or Die Hard.

Back then the report said the film would move the action from New York to Tokyo/ Trebilcook was quoted saying, "It is extremely faithful to the franchise and characters and is a natural progression. It's also a very plausible storyline."

Considering we're talking about bringing back a character from the fourth film this sounds like it still could be working with the same idea, but I don't know what Zeus, or McClane for that matter, would be doing in Tokyo.

I guess we'll see what happens, but depending on my mood, I consider Die Hard and Die Hard: With a Vengeance to be on equal playing fields. The third film was great, not only because of the addition of Jackson, but Jeremy Irons was an excellent antagonist, something this franchise hasn't had for two straight films now.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/dlhartzog/ david hartzog

    Sure, Sam can push Bruce's wheelchair.

  • http://letterboxd.com/austin/ Austin Gorski

    If this is the case, I'm down for a sixth installment.

  • Adam Heatherly

    Everything el mayimbe says is bullshit

  • clarkcontraje

    If Bruce Willis shows up for work... I mean, awake...

  • Charles Ritter

    I liked Olyphants character in Live Free or Die Hard.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Mikey/ Mikey

    FOX, please just call the movie Old Habits Die Hard. I really don't know what's so hard about that.

  • http://cineenuruguay.com/ Driver

    I can support anything without Jai Courtney or Skip Woods.

  • Kingsley_Zissou

    Can we just call it Die Hard 5 and ignore whatever that was?

  • Esteban J. Hernandez

    Involving 'A Good Day to Die Hard,' I find the controversy as stupid as it involves people complaining as sore losers at the movie's "soft" R rating. Schucks, why not demand Fox as to aiming the sixth installment at an NC-17 --- meaning more blood, more guts, more gore, and more language --- after the greedy MPAA of Wall Street treated Sam Raimi as dog-turd?

    • Kingsley_Zissou

      I'll take a PG-13 Die Hard 6 if I can even understand what's going on. Even the catch phrases didn't make sense in Die Hard 5.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

    Screw Jackson..............where's Bonnie Bedelia and William Atherton? That's who's missing.

  • andyluvsfilms

    Die Hard 1 and 3 are amazing, 2 and 4 are not and i understand 5 is dreadful, i'm amazed anyone would turn up for a new film but i guess like most franchises we keep getting suckered in.

    • Bazellis

      Die Hard 2 is a classic.

      • andyluvsfilms

        I did like the 'Just the fax, ma'am' line, now that's a classic.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Roger/ Roger

    I find all the Die Hard movies were great, except the most recent. I couldn't even finish it.

  • Ricky Spanish

    Let's be real - seriously, this COULD work...but only if it's DIE HARDEST and it has John going to Japan because it's the anniversary of the Nakatomi situation and the company wants to give him some award...he doesn't want to go alone and we learn that he's been hanging with Zeus the past few years...since they are both in New York and they bonded back in the day. He takes Zeus with him because his kids and ex-wife won't go and he doesn't want to be alone on the trip...of course, everything hits the fan...and John ends up blowing up a building with himself and bad guys in there...dying hardest.

  • http://gravatar.com/alexmeatlog Alexander Meatlog

    Really? You're not getting enough of Samuel Jackson in well...EVERYTHING else? He's in every crap action movie and remake the studio turds out, and every other commercial on the wretched tv hocking credit card debt. If anything I think we could do with a little less Sam Jackson. After watching the GI Joe sequel last night, I feel we could probably do with less Willis too.

  • MelCooley

    No one is reporting that both Bruve Willis and Samuel L. Jackson battled stuttering in their lives. In fact, Willis stuttered until age 19 when he found that a combination of speech therapy and fluency led him to fluency. This is an in-depth profile of Willis and how stuttering was afactor in his early life from the website of The Stuttering Foundation.