True to its title, Die Hard franchise is tough to kill. Risky Business reports that 20th Century Fox is in talks to hire screenwriter Skip Woods (Hitman, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) to pen a script for Die Hard 5. For those who are unfamiliar with the Die Hard movies (and if so, you scare and confuse me), the revolve around detective John McClane (played by Bruce Willis) and his very bad day fighting terrorists, getting the shit kicked out of him, and cracking-wise all the while. His most recent outing, 2007’s Live Free or Die Hard, was the first PG-13 installment, and while it was passable, Willis was showing his age and McClane lacked the bite he displayed in the previous three films. Also, elements like using fire hydrants and cars as projectile weapons plus single-handedly taking down a fighter jet didn’t feel true to the series.
But Live Free racked up $383 million worldwide so I’m surprised it’s taken this long to get some momentum on a new sequel. There’s no word regarding plot, whether or not Bruce Willis would return, or who will direct.