Skip Woods is in talks with 20th Century Fox to write Die Hard 5. Woods is the screenwriter behind Swordfish and Hitman, and one of the writers on X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the upcoming A-Team movie. No information has been released on a possible storyline for the fifth installment, but Bruce Willis has said that it would have to expand in scope and go “worldwide”.
Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
I don’t usually cover “wish fulfillment stories”. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, an interviewer at a junket asks a movie star, director or screenwriter if they’d ever do another sequel or remake of some popular movie. When faced with this question, the interviewee almost always says something like they’d love to do another one, if the story was right, and all the creative team came back. But lets be honest, thats the only politically correct way of answering that question. And the answer gets turned into headlines like “Richard Kelly Is Interested in Making a Donnie Darko Sequel!”
That said, MTV talked to Bruce Willis at the Cop Out junket in New York City and the actor says that not only would he like to do another Die Hard film, but “I think we’re going to do a ‘Die Hard 5‘ next year.” But what does that really mean? Is a screenplay in development? I’m not sure. I’m not sure there is any studio development on the project at all. I’m not going to pretend like this story isn’t one step away from being a “wish fulfillment story”, because it is… But I still wanted to comment on it.