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Seriously, McClane, stop leaving your house! It looks like that recent disastrous foray into Russia won't be John's last adventure after all. The sixth chapter of the 'Die Hard' franchise is currently in development under the working title 'Die Hardest.' Screenwriter Ben Trebilcook is currently penning a treatment prompted by Larry D. Webster, who was a consulting producer on 'A Good Day to Die Hard.' Clearly, this sequel is in the early stages, but it has been revealed that the treatment will construct a story that travels from New York City to Tokyo, Japan. It is said that Tokyo will actually be the primary location for the film. Trebilcook thinks his 'Die Hard' installment will be a crowd-pleaser, noting...
"It is extremely faithful to the franchise and characters and is a natural progression. It's also a very plausible storyline.”
News bits like this bring one question to mind: in how many languages can I say the word no? If 'A Good Day to Die Hard' taught us anything, it's that the studio is no longer concerned with making even half-way decent 'Die Hard' films. Hell, they don't even care if it's competent in the fundamentals of filmmaking, like keeping things in focus and making sure stunt padding is out of the frame. I am looking forward to another 'Die Hard' movie like I am looking forward to the first sunburn of the season. It pains me to say that considering how much I love the first and third entries, but this franchise is dead, and it died hard at the hands of hack screenwriters and worthless directors. Oh, now they're taking John McClane to Japan? Yeah, keep sending him to foreign countries, that's not at all a gimmick and totally worked last time. Does sarcasm come through in text? I really want to stay positive, but I feel like all my good faith was used up on 'A Good Day to Die Hard.'
What do you guys think? Can anyone muster some enthusiasm for a sixth 'Die Hard?' Will moving the story to Tokyo offer any opportunity to make 'Die Hardest' better than 'A Good Day to Die Hard?'