John Moore

Yesterday, we showed you the first look at Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney as John and Jack McClane in next year’s Die Hard 5: Good Day to Die Hard, but an image can only do so much. Sure, Bruce still looks like he could take a few shots and Jai is certainly better suited to action then most would-be leading boy-men, but what’s the movie going to be like?

We won’t know until February 14th of next year but 20th Century Fox has released the first sneak peak of all the yippee-ki-yayiness we’re surely in store for.


Since the first Die Hard in 1988, John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy #1 for terrorists the world over. Now, McClane faces his greatest challenge ever, this time on an international stage, when his estranged son Jack is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader, and father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.

The “007” of New Jersey, this movie is going to be explosively awesome no matter how cheesy everything turns out. Hopefully, Jai puts up more of a fight than Justin Long did in the last Die Hard, it was like watching all his scenes from Dodgeball over again.

A Good Day to Die Hard stars Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Anne Vyalitsyna and is directed by John Moore.

Special thanks to the fellas over at Hey U Guys for sharing the trailer.

The original Die Hard is one of the finest action movies of all time. It will be studied for generations to come.The same cannot be said for the 2nd flick (it sucked hard), or Live Free or Die Hard, the 4th and most recent film in the franchise. It was less yippe-kay-yay, more yippee-kay-maybe. Goofy fun, though hardly the original’s equal. Regardless, it was efficient and entertaining enough for Bruce Willis to want to make a fifth one. *rolls eyes*

Die Hard 5 has been in limbo for a while now. Willis and the studio have been trying to find the right director. Someone that will placate to Willis’ ego. Well, 20th Century Fox has found that man. Mr. John Moore, director of Max Payne.

Before Moore was brought in there was Noam Murro who left the project to direct 300: Battle Of Artemisia for Warner Bros. The studio also looked at other directors such as Joe Carnish (Attack the Block), Justin Lin (Fast Five) and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), all of which would have been superior choices to Moore.

Apparently Moore had to convince Willis that he was the right man for the job, “Moore and Willis had long meetings and Willis was swayed by Moore’s love for the John McClane character, and his grasp of how to shoot practical, non-CGI-heavy action scenes that have been a hallmark of the Die Hard series.”  My interpretation…. “I love you Mr. Willis. I’ll do whatever you say Mr. Willis”.

The film, drafted by Skip Woods (The A-Team, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is said to bring John McClane and his son to Russia (Yippee-Ki-Yay…Mother Russia). Though Mary Elizabeth Winstead played McClane’s daughter in Live Free or Die Hard, her character’s brother was only mentioned offhand in that film and hasn’t been seen since then-child actor Noah Land played the role in the original Die Hard.

The studio is hoping to make Die Hard 5 before Willis starts work on the sequel to Red for Summit Entertainment.

I’m always down for some John McClane badassery, but from the makers of Max Payne, The A-Team, and Wolverine…. please God, take me now.