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Die Hard 5 Gets Director

Posted September 1, 2011 - By Joseph Baxter

Fifth Die-Hard Movie In The Works

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.


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  • Uldum

    I actually liked Die Hard 4, not as much as 1 and 2, but still an enjoyable action flick. My only peeve with it was it was a PG13 theoretical release and not rated R like all the other movies, you can't censor John McCain like that!!

    Posted: September 1, 2011 7:06 PM
  • Graphicsgod

    I just hope it's better than "Live free or Die Harder" BS!! And I miss Bruce with his hair, esp. the character looks weird without some hair on his head.. Oh well we'll see if they can redeem themselves after the last one.

    Posted: September 1, 2011 5:42 PM
  • tvardary

    yippey kiy yay mother fuhqers- is there a single Bruce Willis movie where hes got a gun that doesn't rock?

    Die Hard, Hostage, Pulp Fiction, Fifth Element, Sin City, Whole Nine Yards, Tears of the Sun, Siege, Jackal.. honestly if I was a Hollywood producer I'd invest in whatever Bruce is planning on filming as long as his character has a gun.

    Posted: September 1, 2011 5:36 PM