Movie News

John Moore to direct Die Hard 5 : Russkie Business

Movie News
Caffeinated Clint

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole.

Now this is as exciting as a phone bill stamped ‘Disconnection Notice’.

John Moore, director of 20th Century flops “Max Payne” and “Flight of the Phoenix”, has been charged with the task of reassigning lieutenant John McClane.

Yup, Tom Rothman’s gone from Noam Murro, one of the more interesting choices on the “Die Hard 5 director wishlist”, to in-house get-the-job-done-man Moore.

Now, look, to be fair there was a lot about Moore’s “Behind Enemy Lines” that I enjoyed, and his remake of “The Omen” also has it’s moments, but after the rather slipshod fourth “Die Hard” one might’ve hoped Fox would’ve brought someone in with a bit more cred – to steer the series home and ideally put it back on track (if that’s at all possible after the last sequel). It really is a pity John McTiernan couldn’t do this, if even from his jail cell, or that the studio hadn’t settled on someone cheapish but more apt like Tony Scott (“Crimson Tide”) or, heck, Renny Harlin (who directed “Die Hard 2″) but the decision suggests the movie is merely one Fox wants to pump out quickly and vacuum up the returns from as soon as possible. Money over merit, it makes the world go round.

The new “Die Hard” will apparently see McClane in Russia where he and his son, John Jr (not seen since 1988’s “Die Hard”), get into some sort of trouble with the local crooks. Shit, they just don’t get it do they? The first couple of “Die Hard” films worked so well because they were set in confined spaces (a building, an airport) where McClane didn’t have anything and everything at his disposal (like a fuckin’ jet plane or the director of “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” – as seen in “Die Hard 4″) in his mission to thwart the bad guys. Now if “Die Hard 5″ has a touring McClane and son trapped inside an old mine shaft for 120 minutes, where they run into deadly looters, then I might be more sold but you just know this thing is gonna have the newly hairless NYPD cop dashing about on top of the Kremlin and scouring McDonalds looking for someone handy with a grill to help kill the thugs.

Wanna see a “Die Hard” movie? Put the original on.

On a side note, Deadline says Willis – who picks his directors, apparently; he also had a say in which “That 70’s Show” castmember got to bang his ex-wife – is beseeching a director for his “RED” sequel. Breck Eisner, of the mercifully-cancelled “Escape from New York” remake, is mentioned as a possibility.

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

About Caffeinated Clint

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole.

View All Posts

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)


Your Message


Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Movie News


Jeremy London, Ethan Suplee returning for Mallrats 2

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015

Dorff gets a badge for Texas Chainsaw prequel

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015

Another ’90s TV Hit returning!

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015

Super Troopers 2 director answers those lingering questions!

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015

Blade Runner actress nixed from sequel?

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015

Transformers sequels, spin offs in the works

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015

Seinfeld fave in talks for Force Majeure remake

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015

Beauty and the Beast finds it’s Garderobe

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015

First look at Patrick Stewart in Blunt Talk

Caffeinated ClintMarch 28, 2015


Lost your password?