By Pamela McClintock
Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:36pm EST
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Twentieth Century Fox has set Noam Murro to direct the fifth installment in the “Die Hard” action franchise. Bruce Willis will return in the title role.
Murro is an acclaimed commercials director who has been nominated five times for the DGA’s director of the year award, and won once. He also has won the Gold Lion at the Cannes Gold Lions awards.
Some of his work includes spots for Saturn, Toshiba, Olympus and Got Milk?
Murro’s sole feature directing credit is 2008’s “Smart People,” from Miramax. The film starred Dennis Quaid, Thomas Hayden Church and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Skip Woods will write the script for the untitled “Die Hard” picture. Woods is no stranger on the Fox lot, having co-wrote the scripts for “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “The A-Team.”
In 2007, Fox successfully relaunched the “Die Hard” series with “Live Free or Die Hard.” The film grossed $134.5 million domestically and $249 million overseas for a global total of $383.5 million.
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