DIE HARD 5 Moves Forward with Skip Woods Writing the Script

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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.




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  • whatever

    For the love of god why? How much money does the Bruce need? One and two were fantastic – still clearly recall seeing both in theaters. The third was a mess and the last one (despite a solid effort by Tim Olyphant) was utterly forgettable. The took a building! An airport! Manhattan! America! Presumably the planet is next. Ridiculous.

  • Nuno Pedro Fernandes

    I trust McTiernan directing, even if the script turns out not to be that good. Anyway, Skip Woods is not that great. I would love him to write the first draft and then to have someone else better to re-write it.

  • Dustin

    I am ready. MCCLAAAAAAAAAAAAIN!!!

  • sergio

    yippee kay ay motherfucker

  • jimmy rollins

    i know skip… bruce is returning

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