20th Century Fox starts scripting fourth sequel

Writer Jumps on Board 'Die Hard 5'

on May 05, 2010
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Source: THR's Risky Business Blog

20th Century Fox, apparently pleased with the $378 million worldwide grosses of 2007's Live Free or Die Hard, has hired writer Skip Woods to script a fifth film in the franchise.

During junkets for Cop Out, star Bruce Willis suggested that a fifth film needed to "go international", but there are no indications of what else the story might entail. Woods has written several major projects for the studio, including X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and the upcoming big-screen version of The A-Team.

No word on when the new Die Hard might hit theaters, or whether the film will keep the PG-13 rating of the previous installment vs. the R ratings of the first three (a decision which caused a commotion on the internet), but at the same junket, Willis also expressed interest in making the movie within "the next year", suggesting a summer 2012 release date.

Tags: Die Hard, Live Free or Die Hard, Skip Woods, writer, Die Hard 5, sequel, Bruce Willis, John McClane, PG-13, R, 20th Century Fox
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