Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Willis Says 'Yipee-Ki-Yay' to "Die Hard 4"

Actor Bruce Willis has confirmed that producers are close to prepping a fourth Die Hard movie.

Speaking at the Cannes film festival, Willis said, "I've got a little bit of good news.

"We're as close as we've ever got to getting Die Hard 4 started...It won't be called Die Hard 4 but that will be the story...

"Hopefully it will be out next summer."

The original Die Hard feature, directed in 1988 by John "Predator" McTiernan (currently facing a jail sentence for lying to the FBI in a wiretap probe), was Willis' movie debut, after co-starring in the 1985 comedy/drama TV series Moonlighting, created by Glenn Gordon Caron. Willis played 'David Addison Jr.', a wise-cracking detective who ran an investigative agency alongside 'Maddie Hayes' (Cybill Shepherd).

With a screenplay by Jeb Stuart, based on the novel by Roderick Thorp, Die Hard starred Willis as scrappy New York 'Detective John McClane', who becomes trapped by euro-terrorist 'Hans Gruber' (Alan Rickman) in LA's 'Nakatomi' office building, during an Xmas party, attended by his wife 'Holly' (Bonnie Bedelia).