It appears that the long-in-developement Die Hard 5 has finally landed its director. Taking the helm for John McClane's next circumstantial ordeal with terrorists, is Ireland's John Moore.
According to Deadline, both 20th Century Fox and star, Bruce Willis selected the director, known for Max Payne, The Omen, and the first Behind Enemy Lines film. The sequel will apparently shoot in Russia (where "terrorist racially profile you") and the studio is ideally looking to get filming before Willis is called away for the upcoming sequel to Red.
What kind of Die Hard movie will we get with John Moore?
Original choice, Noam Murro has since moved on to take Zack Snyder's place as director of upcoming prequel, 300: Battle of Artemisia. Apparently, at that point, it was felt by the studio that Moore would bring the ability to shoot the film on a tight schedule and limited budget. Moore would beat out a list of rumored candidates that included Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) and Justin Lin (Fast Five, Fast & Furious).
The script by Skip Woods (The A-Team, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) will apparently whisk the aging John McClane to Russia for another adventure that will allegedly team him up with his own son, as he finds himself in the middle of what's been described as a conflict with local forces. (Maybe someone stole Putin's body oil.)
With John Moore on board, we could possibly expect a more stylized entry into the Die Hard franchise than we've seen previously. Surely at this point, with Bruce Willis expressing a desire to go on to a sixth and final film, the series will have to keep adapting for modern audiences, as it did after returning from a 12-year hiatus with 2007's Live Free Or Die Hard while maintaining that old-school, "who gives a f**k?" mystique.
However, much like John McClane himself, this franchise has been unkillable for the past 23 years.