The prospect of a fourth 'Die Hard' movie has moved closer, with film studio 20th Century Fox hiring a writer to rewrite the script.

Variety reports that Doug Richardson, who also penned the Bruce Willis-starring 'Hostage', will rewrite the script.

Willis and his production partner Arnold Rifkin will supervise the project.

It is not known whether John McTiernan, who directed the first and third 'Die Hard' movies, will return for the fourth.