Die Hard 5 has been threatening to happen for a while now. And though we’ve been through the usual rounds of false starts, script drafts and unproven rumours, it would seem that 20th Century Fox and Bruce Willis have finally settled on someone to bring the film to the screen. And that someone is Noam Murro.
"Who?" you may be asking... Well, he doesn’t have the longest film CV in the world, with just one feature credit – 2008’s Dennis Quaid/Sarah Jessica Parker comedy Smart People – under his belt and a few TV assignments.
But according to Deadline, what really impressed the studio bods was his work in commercials. He’s crafted award-winning ads, most recently for the Halo games.
As for Willis, he hasn’t locked in a formal deal to return, but as he’s been keen to point out in the past, it’s not like the studio is in any rush to replace him. He’s also talked up his enthusiasm to return to the role of John McClane, the world’s unluckiest police officer.
Skip Woods’ name is on the most recent draft of the script, though Vulture reported that the studio was planning to look for writers to carry out an almost total rewrite.
There has been no official confirmation of this just yet, so for now, so we’re classifying it as a rumour. But it looks like Fox is closer than ever to getting McClane back on the screen.