Noam Murro (Who?) To Direct DIE HARD 5


Breaking news: Deadline is reporting that Noam Murro will direct Die Hard 5 for 20th Century Fox.

Murro directed 2008's Smart People, but is perhaps better known for his commercial work, including a pretty cool campaign for Halo Reach (embedded below). Check out more of his commercials here.

The studio apparently has yet to sign an official deal with star Bruce Willis to reprise his role of John McClane, but we all know Willis has been talking up a sequel ever since Live Free or Die Hard came out back in 2007. I'm sure it's just a matter of time; after all, Willis isn't getting any younger.

Previous speculation has the plot of the film (written by Skip Woods) taking McClane worldwide, since each film in the series has exponentially increased in scope. No further details are known at this point, but we'll keep you posted as they pop up.

Thoughts? Are you excited for Die Hard 5, and do you think Murro has what it takes to direct a big action movie like this?