Bruce Willis running with automatic weapon in a scene from the film 'Die Hard', 1988. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images
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Yippee ki-yay, fans who aren't averse to the eternal sequelization and rebootification of Hollywood franchises! Die Hard 6 is probably happening, Deadline reports. Check out this scoop -- it's a doozy:

"All of this is early, but they are referring to this as Die Hard Year One and ... are now looking for a screenwriter to script a reinvention of the venerable action series, one that is sort of a prequel while still leaving room for Willis to play [John] McClane as well. Basically, he’ll bookend a story line that will be set much of the action in 1979, when McClane was a cop in gritty New York City and showing how he became a die hard kind of guy."

Action director/writer Len Wiseman (Underworld, the new Total Recall) is in talks to helm Die Hard 6. He handled Live Free or Die Hard, the fourth movie, which came out in 2007, 12 years after Die Hard With a Vengeance. The most recent film was 2013's A Good Day to Die Hard. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (all the Transformers movies, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) is also coming aboard.

Deadline astutely notes that Willis did a movie involving a younger version of himself just a few years ago: Rian Johnson's excellent Looper, which had Joseph Gordon-Levitt donning some serious prosthetics to play a young Bruce Willy.