Earlier this year Bruce Willis said Die Hard 5 will probably begin filming in 2011 for a 2012 release, and in a recent interview he confirmed that was still the plan. Hitman and X-Men Origins: Wolverine writer Skip Woods was hired in May to work on the script, and it is likely the ball will start rolling after a few more changes to the script.
Willis told us “Die Hard 5” is likely to shoot next year and that a draft of the script is already complete.
“It’s probably going to happen in 2011,” he said.
“We have a script,” Willis said. “They’re making a couple changes right now.”
During the rounds for Cop Out Willis said that the next outing has “got to go worldwide”. The original had Willis trapped in a skyscraper. Die Hard 2 took place in an airport. Die Hard with a Vengeance had Willis team up with Samuel L. Jackson and follow a string of deadly clues around New York City. Finally, in Live Free or Die Hard McClane had to defend the United States from some highly skilled hackers. It makes sense that the next one would go global.
Willis also mentioned that he’d like Live Free director Len Wiseman to return, so we’ll have to see if that happens.