The script for Die Hard 4.0 has been hurriedly altered, because the action-packed plot bore a chilling resemblance to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The movie originally featured massive tidal waves caused by a giant explosion swamping New Orleans - but the section is being reworked to erase all similarities to this month's (SEP05) tragedy.

An insider tells Scottish newspaper the Daily Record, "Everyone cringed when they read that part of the script.

"It's a good script and no doubt that scene on the Mississippi would have been spectacular, but there is no way it can be used."