Monday Movie Report: ‘Die Hard’ part 6 in the works

It’s been roughly 30 years since the release of the original “Die Hard,” and it looks like the series isn’t over yet.

According to Empire, the New York Police Department officer John McClane (played by Bruce Willis) will again appear on screen in the sixth picture. Empire reports that the next film will be part-sequel and part-prequel, with portions of the movie dedicated to McClane’s time as a young officer.

More recently, Empire reported that the film’s official title will simply be “McClane,” rather than the rumored “Die Hard: Year One.” Like the other pictures, Willis will return to the iconic role.

The script was finished in July and Empire reports that Len Wiseman will direct.

The last picture in the series was “A Good Day to Die Hard,” which opened to an underwhelming $24.8 million. The picture was also slammed by critics, only earning a 14% Rotten Tomatoes approval rating.

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At the box office, it was the romcom “Crazy Rich Asians” dominating the weekend with another strong showing in theaters. The picture earned more than $22 million in its third weekend out and took the top spot. Another newcomer, “Operation Finale,” came in fifth.

The full top five was:

1. Crazy Rich Asians – $22,100,000
2. The Meg – $10,540,000
3. Mission Impossible Fallout – $7,035,000
4. Searching – $6,070,000
5. Operation Finale – $6,019,000

For this coming weekend, new releases include the horror film “The Nun” and the action drama “Peppermint.”

Meanwhile, on the small screen, releases are:

  • Hereditary, my rating: 4.5 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 4.3 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 89%.
  • Adrift, my rating: 3.5 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 3.11 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 72%.
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Author: Matthew Liedke

My name is Matthew Liedke. I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, but I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I now write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead where I studied journalism and film. Outside of film, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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