MTV pried a useful nugget out of Bruce Willis on his promotional tour for Cop Out. A fifth Die Hard film is in the works, and may film next year, according to Willis.
The star told MTV’s Josh Horowitz that he’s still happy to be involved in the mythology of John McClane, the main character of the action series, which began in 1988. He also has a few thoughts on the sequel, commenting that “it’s got to go worldwide.”
Each of the Die Hard films seems to increase in scope. The original had Willis fighting bad guys 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, Live Free or Die Hard turned the McClane character from man to near immortal, taking down a fighter jet and defending the country from some highly skilled hackers. It makes sense that the next one would be more epic yet.
Willis also made a point that he’d like Len Wiseman, director of Live Free, to direct the fifth film. The video interview is here.