By: John M Jerva
I can’t say that I’m surprised but it appears that the long gestating Die Hard prequel titled McClane has officially been terminated over at Disney who acquired 20th Century Films a few years back.
The ambitious project which would have gone back and forth in time showing us a young John McClane as well as the version with Bruce Willis has been shelved by the company and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura made the announcement to Polygon while doing press for Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins.
di Bonaventura also chatted about how the planned sequel would have included both versions of McClane, a younger fresh police officer and the grizzled old veteran we all know and love.
The last outing, A Good Day to Die Hard was panned by critics and fans alike so getting another installment was a tough sale.
The prequel was supposed to film years ago with Underworld director Len Wiseman helming but once Disney acquired 20th Century Films, once known as 20th Century Fox, the movie was a casualty of war. That doesn’t mean that we will never see another entry in the blockbuster franchise but for now, this one is dead. Oh well, I would have loved to see what they did with it.