Yippee ki-yay, mother—-er! More “Die Hard” is on the way! “The A-Team” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” writer Skip Woods is in negotiations with Fox to script a fifth movie in the series starring Bruce Willis as John McClane, a New York City cop with a knack for ending up in sticky situations.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Risky Business blog reports that there are no story details available yet. Former Fox exec Alex Young will produce, with “Die Hard 5″ joining a production slate that also includes “The A-Team,” “Predators,” “Unstoppable” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.”
MTV spoke to Willis in February, shortly before the release of the Kevin Smith-directed buddy cop comedy “Cop Out,” and he mentioned plans for another John McClane adventure. “I think we’re going to do a ’Die Hard 5′ next year,” he said. “[The story’s] got to go worldwide. That would be my contribution to it.”
Willis also admitted that he’d like to reteam with his director from the franchise’s fourth outing, “Live Free or Die Hard” (2007). “I would hire Len Wiseman right now,” he said. There’s still time, with Woods in the negotiations stage with Fox and the script presumably unwritten.
Willis will next be seen sharing the screen with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in the “Rocky” star’s ensemble summer actioner “The Expendables.” He’ll also be seen in October in “Red,” a feature adaptation of the Warren Ellis-penned comic books. Willis will be back on-set at the end of the summer when he starts shooting “Kane & Lynch,” a long-talked-about video game adaptation, for Lionsgate.
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