Die Hard 5 is Getting a Script from A-Team Writer Skip Woods
by Ethan Anderton
May 5, 2010
It's a shame that John McClane hasn't come to the realization that Lethal Weapon's Riggs and Murtaugh finally came to long ago: they're getting too old for this shit. And, frankly, so am I, because I no longer get excited when I hear about the return of one of my favorite rugged bad-ass cops. As a matter of fact, nothing but worry and skepticism has overcome my senses as Risky Biz reports that screenwriter Skip Woods (The A-Team, Hitman) is in negotiations to write a fifth installment of the Die Hard franchise. Maybe this time we can get a real Die Hard movie as opposed to the hollow shell we got with Live Free or Die Hard.
Honestly, I didn't find Live Free or Die Hard to be all that bad of an action flick. Justin Long wasn't nearly as annoying as Bruce Willis' makeshift partner, and there was plenty of fun to be had all around But that 2007 Len Wiseman directed, Mark Bomback written action flick was not a Die Hard movie. The scope was too big (McClane had to save the entire damn country for fuck's sake), John McClane was not himself, and Timothy Olyphant, I like you, you're a cool dude, but you are no Hans Gruber. So the question is where do we go from Die Hard 4? Bruce Willis himself thinks it has to go worldwide, but McClane is not a superhero, and I don't even want to know how hard it is to say "Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker" in a different language.