It seems Bruce Willis is letting a lot of information out regarding his future projects this week, as well as getting his words wrong in the middle of interviews. We already reported his hints on an Expendables sequel, and during an interview with MTV at this years Comic Con (He was on a panel for both The Expendables and Red), Bruce stated that the next installment in the Die Hard franchise was ‘imminent’.
But poor Bruce didn’t realise that ‘imminent’ means ‘about to happen’; off camera during his interview he realised he had said the wrong word and was truly embarrassed about this mishap, saying ”I thought ‘imminent’ meant that you have a lot of ‘em. So I have to apologize for that.” Don’t worry Bruce, we all make mistakes sometimes.
Back in May 2010, it was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter that Skip Woods (writer of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The A-Team) had been penning a new script tentatively titled Die Hard 24/7. In an interview with MTV this week, Willis said “a draft of the script is already complete” then continued by saying “We have a script,” and “They’re making a couple changes right now” finishing with that it is “probably going to happen in 2011.”
This is quite a day for fans of the Die Hard franchise. Not only is the next installment’s script being completed but the director of the original Die Hard, John McTiernan, has been jailed for one year for lying during a wiretapping investigation. So we can knock him off the list of potential directors for Die Hard 5, although it seems Willis would like the director of the previous film, Len Wiseman to return.
In my personal opinion, the directors I would like to see potentially helm the new Die Hard film are Martin Campbell (Edge of Darkness and Casino Royale), Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum and Green Zone) and Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk and Clash of the Titans). All have experience within the action genre and all have provided their own unique blend of filmmaking: with Martin Campbell and Louis Leterrier, they both took a franchise and made it popular once more with Casino Royale and The Incredible Hulk so hopefully they could do the same for Die Hard 5.
Who would you like to see direct the next Die Hard film?