Noam Murro Officially Directing Bruce Willis in 'Die Hard 5' for Fox
Earlier today a story hit the web claiming that Bruce Willis himself was interviewing directors for the top position on Die Hard 5, which is actually coming together, believe it or not. However, Deadline now says that Noam Murro, an Israeli director who's debut was the indie comedy Smart People, has landed the job to direct. Murro will direct from a script by Skip Woods (Wolverine, A-Team), even though apparently Fox wasn't happy with some recent drafts. Murro won over the Fox execs with his recent campaign for the Halo video game - you can watch his live-action short "Deliver Hope" for Halo: Reach. John McClane is back!
We don't know too much about Die Hard 5 yet, or Die Hard 24/7 as it's rumored to be called, though Willis does indeed want to make at least Die Hard 5 and 6. According to some quotes from Willis last summer, Die Hard 5 might be R-rated again, because working on Expendables with Stallone knocked some action sense back into him. I don't know if Murro can really push it to the R-rated level on his first action movie, but I'll tell you he's at least a hundred times better than Len Wiseman (of Live Free or Die Hard). If he can make a kick-ass Halo short, I definitely want to see what he'll do with John McClane. Yippee ki-yay, motherfuckers!