Die Hard, “Scary Movie” Fifth Film Talk

Talk of two franchises today headed for fifth outings – one rumor, the other fact.

What’s Playing has posted an interesting bit of speculation that a fifth “Die Hard” is eventually on the way and yet another relative of Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) will serve as the bad guy, much as Gruber’s brother Simon (Jeremy Irons) did in the third film “Die Hard: With a Vengeance”. They add that the film is also going by the working title of “Die Hard 24/7”.

In more solid news, a quick Facebook posting by The Weinstein Company has confirmed that a fifth installment of the “Scary Movie” franchise is going ahead. No word on whose involved or if Anna Faris will return.