Wednesday, May 31, 2006

"Underworld" Wiseman Directing "Die Hard 4"

Director Len "Underworld" Wiseman is now in discussions to direct "Die Hard 4" for 20th Century Fox.

The fourth installment of the franchise finds hero 'John McClane' coming out of retirement to battle an Internet terrorist organization.

Bruce Willis will reprise his role as the fearless cop. Mark Bomback and Doug Richardson penned the screenplay. Arnold Rifkin is producing.

The three "Die Hard" films have earned $740 worldwide and influenced a generation of action filmmakers. The franchise also made then-TV actor Willis into a film star.

Wiseman's vampire thriller "Underworld: Evolution" opened at No. 1 for Screen Gems, January 2006.