Fans had a chance to see John McClane working alongside (or trying to save) his grown-up daughter in the fourth installment of the Die Hard franchise. It now seems that we'll be seeing his grown-up son as well in the next McClane adventure to hit the silver screen. While updating the short list of directors currently in contention to lead Die Hard 5, Deadline and Twitch are reporting some new plot details have surfaced online from Skip Woods' script treatment.
But let's first report the directorial list. With the previously-set helmer Noam Murro bowing out of Die Hard 5 so he could move on to lead the sequel 300: The Battle of Artemisia, the online trade reports the list of current possibilities include directors John Moore (Max Payne), Justin Lin (Fast Five), Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive). Twitch adds that John Moore seems to be the front-runner at the moment.
As far as the plot itself, it would seem that John McClane is leaving the comforts of the U.S. in favor of the motherland. The trade suggests that Skip Woods' script has the iconic action hero traveling to Russia with his son and dealing with local authorities (and obviously bad guys) there. Lead star Bruce Willis has hinted in the past that he would prefer his character to leave the nation for an adventure and it seems this is that opportunity. Both his son and daughter were briefly shown in the original Die Hard but neither were shown again until Mary Elizabeth Winstead popped up in Live Free or Die Hard.