A Near Comatose Bruce Willis Slogs His Way Through an Interview About the Upcoming DIE HARD Prequel
The Internet didn’t necessarily stand up and cheer when word got out that Len Wiseman was negotiating a deal to direct Die Hard 6, which might be called Die Hard: Year One (What a fucking awful title….). In fact, the opposite happened. Don’t worry though, fans, because Bruce Willis doesn’t sound all that enthused when asked about the pending sequel while attending a red carpet for Rock the Kasbah.
The report says Willis did attend the red carpet, and indeed, as you’ve seen in the footage above, he is physically there….Mentally though, Willis seems to be doing this interview (and on top of that being asked about Die Hard) as if he’s on another fucking planet.
Willis was asked by ET what he could tell them about Die Hard 6, and he slept through a response that included the following words:
It’s a very good idea, a really tricky idea, and I’m very happy about it. It’s a really cool idea, because it’s the origin story. It’s gonna happen at the beginning of this. We’re going to bounce back and forth.
This essentially confirms the rumor that Bruce Willis will play his older version of John McClane in this sixth Die Hard movie, with the action in his storyline flashing back to a younger McClane, who is a beat cop in New York City in the late 1970s. A source at CinemaBlend was contacted with, “info that’s still fluid, suggesting that the threat attacking Willis’ version of McClane will somehow be connected to an earlier case, and the grizzled veteran has to remember back to the old confrontation in order to survive his current, dire situation.”
The funniest part of the interview is Willis finally finding the phrase “origin story” entering his head….For a second there it looked like he was just going to give up on what it was, because, you know, fuck it — I’m Bruce Willis.
ET asked Bruce Willis who they thought should play a younger version of his classic action hero character, and he admitted:
Wow, we’ll see. I don’t know. We’re not there yet. Hopefully he’s got a hard head.
I’ve seen people who’ve overdosed on Xanax that’ve seemed more with it that Willis is during this interview.
With Bruce Willis officially commenting on Die Hard 6, it seems that Len Wiseman’s production is a lot closer to reality. The sequel will try and revive the character of John McClane, who survived a Moscow mission but was savaged by critics and largely ignored by audiences.