20th Century Fox has hired Noam Murro to direct Die hard 5, according to Deadline. While Murro directed Smart People starring Sarah Jessica Parker in 2008, he impressed Fox with his most recent campaign for the Halo video game. Plus he is a five time DGA nominated commercials director and won two Golden Lions at Cannes.
Deadline says that Bruce Willis has yet to officially sign on, but considering how vocal the actor has been about the movie he is likely to return as John McClain.
During the rounds for Cop Out last year 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.
The script has been written by Skip Woods (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The A-Team) but will be developed by Murro now he is on-board.