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John McClane Goes On The Hunt For A Die Hard 5 Director

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John McClane Goes On The Hunt For A <i>Die Hard 5</i> Director

It seems the Die Hard franchise is not going down anytime soon, especially when John McClane himself is making sure that doesn’t happen.

Vulture reports that action star Bruce Willis signed on to director Stephen Frears’ adaptation of Beth Raymor’s Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling. He’ll play a cantankerous ex-bookie who mentors Raymor in the world of gambling. However, more important to fans of the action franchise, Vulture also gives an update to the status of Die Hard 5.

According to the site, Fox was not too pleased with the latest draft of the script by Skip Woods, who previously penned X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The A-Team. Depending on how you feel about those two films, no surprises there. On the other hand, Willis himself is taking the lead and is on the hunt for a director, already making a number of interviews. The apparent frontrunner for the job is Jorge Daniel Espinosa, a Swedish filmmaker about to make his American debut with the Denzel Washington-Ryan Reynolds CIA thriller Safe House.

How about it readers? What are your thoughts on a fifth Die Hard? Can we get a yippie-kai-yay?

Update: Deadline now reports that Fox has selected Noam Murro, who directed the movie Smart People and the Halo Reach promotional short “Deliver Hope.”

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