Fox Eyeing ‘Wolverine’ Writer For ‘Die Hard 5′

Published 5 years ago by , Updated May 5th, 2010 at 8:19 am,

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If you thought Live Free or Die Hard (or Die Hard 4.0 as most countries other than the U.S. knew it as) was the last time John McClane was going to find himself mixed up with terrorism and lunatics then think again, as Die Hard 5 is on the way.

Star Bruce Willis talked about his interest in doing another Die Hard last year around the time of the release of The Surrogates. Earlier this year, Willis talked more about the fifth film, hinting at a possible shooting start date sometime next year (I assumed early 2011 so it could make the summer season).

However, things may be moving ahead quicker than that as Risky Business is reporting that 20th Century Fox has already found a writer for Die Hard 5 in the form of Skip Woods. Woods has a few credits to his name including X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hitman and Swordfish. Okay, so he’s not exactly Shakespeare but I guess you don’t need to be in order to write the sort of exciting action the Die Hard franchise is known for.

Woods is just in negotiations at this point and for those wondering what the plot might be, you’re out of luck. Nothing is known at this point but at least one person has been confirmed for the film, and that is producer Alex Young (The A-Team, Predators). There’s no word if Live Free or Die Hard director, Len Wiseman, will return as Willis recently said he was in favor of. But I would be extremely shocked if Willis didn’t reprise his role as John McClane, even if he is in his middle fifties.

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Heck, if Harrison Ford can come back to play Indiana Jones when he’s almost 70, why can’t a 55-year-old Willis come back as good ol’ John McClane to kick more bad guy ass?

If you’re wondering why they’re even thinking about making another Die Hard – it’s really not that big of a surprise. Although the fourth movie wasn’t as good as the first three – some would argue that was as a result of the rating change from “R” to PG-13 – it still made almost $400 million worldwide. And it’s a well-known franchise that will get people into the theater, no matter what the story is.

I enjoyed Live Free or Die Hard and honestly wouldn’t mind another film. What about you: Looking forward to more bad luck for John McClane? Or has he endured enough?

No word yet on when we might see Die Hard 5 (Live Free or Die Harder?) hit theaters. Stay tuned.

Source: Risky Business

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  1. Im glad theres gonna be another Die Hard film. But i wonder what John McClane will be up against this time. Whatever ideas they have, i hope they go back to having the film R-rated like the first three. I enjoyed the previous film but didnt have that same Die Hard feeling to me. The first film has and always will be my favorite and Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson were great in the 3rd film together and i enjoyed Die Hard 2 When it came out but not as much. Anyways I prefer a R-rated Die Hard film this time, but its great to know theres another film coming out.

  2. make it back R-Rated version more “yippie kay-yay Mother!@#$er”

  3. Bruce Willis in another Die Hard movie? I’m there!

    I would like to see it have an R rating but I’m pretty sure the studio will go with PG-13 (wider audience) since the last installment did so well in the box office.

    And as for the title; how about this– Old Habits Die Hard.

    I wish they would have stuck with the numbers but since they went with Live Free or Die Hard in the US… I think Old Habits Die Hard has a nice ring to it

  4. RATED R!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Another Die Hard Film, Yeah! Ok! I guess it fits in with the rest of the remakes and reboots going on these days, so am I surprised to hear about another Die Hard film? No!! This time though let’s make john MCclane die and have his kids take over. It would never happen but we can dream.
    Or how about bring Samuel L. Jackson back into the mix and make the story revole around those teaming back up in New York to take down some crooked politican, don’t know just thoughts.

  6. Bruce Willis can definitely play John McClane again. He didn’t look at all old in the last one. Of course he’s oldER, but I never once went “man, he looks like he might break his hip doing that.”

    I just hope they get a better writer, or at least one with a better track record… What about the writer from Live Free or Die Hard??

  7. I’m divided on this one.

    Live Free or Die Hard totally sucked…. it literally smeared crap all over my happy Die Hard memories from the previous 3 films.

    They need to make another just to fix up the crap they made in 2007.

    On the other hand, it might even end up being worse than the last.

    • You thought it sucked more than Die Hard 2??????? Because that movie was a load of crap, Die Hard 1 and 3 were excellent, but 2 was like the bastard child…

      • Go watch Die Hard 2 again then. It was still miles better than that piece of crap Live Free or Die Hard. At least it was true to it’s formula, and it had a better, more dangerous villain.

        • No, I’ve watched Die Hard 2 recently, and really have no inclination to watch it again… And yes, the villain in Live Free or Die Hard was pretty weak (although I really like Timothy Olyphant), the villain in Die Hard 2 isn’t cool just because he does Karate naked in front of a mirror… *shudders*

          Actually I thought the villain did an OK job in DH2, it was just the story, dialog, and plot that was really really terrible…

  8. Die Hard 2 may not have been that good, but watching Willis kill the terrorist by ramming an icicle into his eye?? THAT was priceless…

    The fourth film felt a bit too much like watching a cartoon…maybe they can do the 5th without the leaping from trucks onto harrier jets…

    • 1. That was a F-35B Lightning II
      2. He FELL onto it, he didn’t leap onto it, lol.

      Anyway, so putting an ejector seat in a transport plane, having grenades that take 30 seconds to explode, landing a prisoner of war in a public airport during the busiest time of the year, blowing up a plane in mid-air, having the airport’s power and communications go through a church OUTSIDE the airport grounds, shooting a mp5 with blanks inside a building full of cops without getting shot, more or less saying that it’s a sequel within the movie, all of those things don’t make Die Hard 2 seem ridiculous? Come on, that one is definitely the worst out of the 4 so far… 😛

  9. i love the fact that the entire die hard series is just four days consisting of John McClane having a bad day XD