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Plot details recently revealed that the action movie icon's son would be prominently featured in the hit franchise's fifth entry. Along with The Hunger Games actor, Aaron Paul, James Badge Dale, and D.J. Cotrona are reportedly up for the role. Even though it began over a decade ago, the Die Hard franchise still has legs with its last installment in 2007, Live Free or Die Hard, grossing $384 million world wide. Bruce Willis will return to the role that rocketed him to action movie stardom and director John Moore (Max Payne, The Omen, Flight of the Phoenix and Behind Enemy Lines) has been chosen to helm the fifth installment. Not much has been revealed about the new movie's script but it has been stated that John McClane may be spending time in Russia. Tom Rothman, co-chairman and Chief »
- Eric Whitman
A few weeks back it was reported that Ben Foster, Paul Dano, Milo Ventimiglia and Aaron Paul were all battling it out to play John McClane’s son in the new movie but now according to Deadline there is a second round of shortlisting and only one has survived to the next round, Paul, and he might struggle due to his commitments to AMC’s Breaking Bad.
Liam Hemsworth, brother to Thor’s Chris Hemsworth and who himself has a big franchise in the offing with The Hunger Games & appears alongside Willis in The Expendables 2 (which might be his ticket to getting the role)
and D.J. Cortuna, who is always in these casting battles and never wins.
- Matt Holmes
Twentieth Century Fox's fifth installment of the "Die Hard" franchise, "A Good Day to Die Hard," will open on February 14, 2013.According to Variety, Bruce Willis will reprise his iconic role of New York City police detective John McClane.Skip Woods wrote the script with John Moore directing.The newest installment involves McClane and his estranged son, Jack, as they are caught up in the prison escape of a rogue Russian leader overseas.Several directors, including Justin Lin, Nicolas Refn, Joe Cornish and Noam Murro, had been in contention for the project.Moore's directing credits, all for Fox, include "Max Payne," "The Omen," "Flight of the Phoenix" and "Behind Enemy Lines."The last installment of the "Die Hard" franchise, 2007's "Live Free or Die Hard," »
- Adnan Tezer
Season 4, Episode 2: Thirty-Eight Snub
Directed by Michelle MacLaren
Written by George Mastras
Thirty Eight Snub features two memorable scenes. No one can forget Walt receiving a fist to the eye and a half a dozen kicks to the midsection from Mike the Cleaner. Mike is a man of few words, and speaks only to avoid trouble and make his job less complicated, but when Mike speaks, his words are heard and heard loud:
“Do yourself a favour and learn to take yes for an answer.” -Mike
The other unforgettable scene featured Walt purchasing a gun from Lawson. The dialogue in this scene was reminiscent of a Tarantino film or a Elmore Leonard novel: “Some call it a moral right, I do include myself within that class … If you’re not a convicted felon, you might be best advised to bear your arms within the confines of the law.”
Tom Rothman, co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Filmed Entertainment, recently revealed several key details about the film including it's title, release date and story details: Even though it began over a decade ago, the Die Hard franchise still has legs with its last installment in 2007, Live Free or Die Hard, grossing $384 million world wide. Bruce Willis will return to the role that rocketed him to action movie stardom and director John Moore (Max Payne, The Omen, Flight of the Phoenix and Behind Enemy Lines) has been chosen to helm the fifth installment. Not much has been revealed about the new movie's script but it has been stated that John McClane may be spending time in Russia. Tom Rothman, co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Filmed Entertainment, recently »
- Pietro Filipponi
Tyrese Gibson is a formidable triple threat. The 32-year-old actor-rapper-author worked as a model and MTV VJ before he started putting out albums in 1998; from there he transitioned easily into films, where his chiseled features carved up the scenery in movies like "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Four Brothers," "Flight of the Phoenix," "Waist Deep," "Annapolis" and, more recently, "Death Race" and "Legion." He also starred in all three "Transformers" movies as Usaf Sgt. Robert Epps.
Gibson returned as Roman Pearce for this year's "Fast Five," the hit fourth sequel to "The Fast and the Furious" that arrives on DVD and Blu-ray October 4. We got the fast-moving multi-hyphenate to take five and give us the 411 on his return to the franchise, what he speeds around in off-screen, and what he can tell us about his new book and first album since 2006.
"2 Fast 2 Furious" was back in 2003. After almost eight years, did you ever »
- Robert DeSalvo
John Moore is in talks to direct "Die Hard 5" for 20th Century Fox.According to Variety, Bruce Willis will reprise his iconic role of New York City police detective John McClane.Skip Woods wrote the script.No plot details or production start date has been mentioned.Several directors, including Justin Lin, Nicolas Refn, Joe Cornish and Noam Murro, had been in contention for the project.Moore's directing credits, all for Fox, include "Max Payne," "The Omen," "Flight of the Phoenix" and "Behind Enemy Lines."The last installment of the "Die Hard" franchise, 2007's "Live Free or Die Hard," grossed over $380 million worldwide. »
- Adnan Tezer
The Dundalk born director and Ifta member John Moore has been chosen by 20th Century Fox to helm the fifth instalment of the world famous action franchise, 'Die Hard 5', which is expected to shoot in Russia. John Moore has directed a string of high profile 20th Century Fox action features including 'Behind Enemy Lines', 'Flight of the Phoenix' and Us box office topper 'Max Payne'. His movies have grossed a third of a billion dollars in the worldwide box office »
Deadline has learned that 20th Century Fox has narrowed in on Moore to direct the latest installment of the "Die Hard" series. The "Max Payne" and "Flight of the Phoenix" helmer was one of four directors on the table for the upcoming sequel. The plan is to have the film start shooting in Russia later this year.
As for the plot of the movie, rumor has it that John McClane and his son will be "drawn into a conflict with local forces" in Russia, and they will have to avoid dying hard outside of the country.
- Terri Schwartz
Deadline first broke the news of the actor withdrawing from the role in Steven Soderbergh's spy drama but did not know the reason for his decision.
The 50-year-old - who previously collaborated with the filmmaker on the Ocean's Eleven movies, Out of Sight and sci-fi film Solaris - entered talks to play Napoleon Solo in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in November 2010.
According to E! Online, Clooney's exit is because injuries he sustained on the set of 2005 political thriller Syriana (executive-produced by Soderbergh) have still not healed, meaning he cannot do the stunts required for the new action film.
The star, who won a best supporting actor Oscar for the film, tore the membrane around his spinal cord when a chair fell over while he was strapped to it playing a torture victim. »
- David Bentley
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: A fifth “Die Hard” moved from rumor to reality with the move to hire John Moore as the sequel’s director. A mainstay at 20tht Century Fox, Moore has helmed such action films as “Behind Enemy Lines,” “Max Payne” and “Flight of the Phoenix,” as well as the studio’s “Omen” remake. Moore reportedly beat out “Fast Five” director Justin Lin and “Drive” helmer Nicolas Winding Refn for a shot at putting Bruce Willis’ iconic hero John McClane through the ringer.
So what do we know about the sequel up to this point? Well, McClane will be back in action after stopping a cyberterrorist in the Washington D.C. area for 2007’s “Live Free of Die Hard.” Because that sequel earned $383 million worldwide, a sequel seemed inevitable so long as Willis was willing to climb back into the battered role of his tireless law enforcement agent. »
- Sean O'Connell
Filed under: Movie News
It was inevitable. After the success of the fourth 'Die Hard' film in 2007, Bruce Willis and Fox began working on 'Die Hard 5,' but it seemed that the production was on the backburner -- until the success of last year's 'Red,' about a team of retired agents who return to action (also starring Willis), and 'The Expendables,' about a team of aging mercenaries who return to action, both films giving new life to older action heroes (Willis turned 56 this year). Earlier this year Willis and the studio hired commercials director Noam Murro to helm the film, and had Skip Woods work up a script. But Murro jumped ship and took the reins of Warner Bros.' '300: Battle of Artemisia,' sending Fox and Willis on a search for someone new.
Well, cue up the yippee ki-yay, m. »
- Harley W. Lond
You know how much chance Die Hard 5 has of being any good? About as much chance as Nelson getting his eyeback (or it’s long ago lead regaining his hair!).
The reason? Bruce Willis. Ever since his two spectacular dramatic performances for M. Night Shyamalan in The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, he has decided to play the ‘Bruce Willis’ card in every motion picture he has made since, with very few exceptions. Basically he is the star of the show on set and everyone does exactly what he says, otherwise he walks. He decides start and finish time, he decides how to perform in every scene and if he think the script is bullshit, he will tear it up, change it up and not work until he is happy with it.
Listen to the majority of directors who have worked with him in the last ten years, specifically Kevin Smith »
- Matt Holmes
We’ve known for some time that Bruce Willis is hoping to make a fifth Die Hard movie, but his search for a suitable director has dragged on for a surprisingly long time. Noam Murro was originally slated to direct Die Hard 5, but he dropped out of the project in favour of the 300 sequel, Battle Of Artemisia.
With Murro out of the picture, Fox and Willis then began looking for a replacement, and their list of possible candidates is surprisingly eclectic, and apparently included Fast Five’s Justin Lin, Attack The Block’s Joe Cornish, and Drive’s Nicolas Winding Refn.
From a personal point of view, I’d love to see Refn direct a Die Hard movie – he’d bring a properly stylish, »
Yippee ki-yay. For better or worse, it appears that Bruce Willis and 20th Century Fox have finally decided on a skipper for Die Hard 5. After searching high and low for the past month or so, they have ended up right back where they started: Max Payne director John Moore. Negotiations are now underway for Moore to replace Noam Murro (Smart People), who was originally attached to direct until he left the project to take on 300: Battle Of Artemisia. Other filmmakers that were recently rumoured to be under consideration include Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Justin Lin (Fast Five), Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), Gary Fleder (Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead), Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin) and Mikael Hafstrom (1408). Good to know that Fox decided to go with the least interesting choice of the bunch. According to Deadline, Fox had been long since sold on Moore for the project, »
Fox has chosen John Moore from a pool of candidates to direct Die Hard 5, the series entry that will span the franchise into its fourth decade. He is currently in contract negotiations for the gig and is expected to sign the dotted line in the near future.
Moore beat out Attack the Block director Joe Cornish, Justin Lin of Fast Five fame, and Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn for the job. The race to direct Bruce Willis in his most famous role began when Noam Murro was lured away by Warner Bros. to direct 300: Battle of Artemisia.
Fox's choice to go with Moore comes as little surprise given the director's history with the studio. Every one of his films thus far has been with Fox so the relationship is strong. He probably came cheaper than some of the other candidates. For a sampling of Moore's work, check out Max Payne, »
According to an article just published over at Deadline, John Moore, helmer of the Mark Wahlberg video game adaptation of Max Payne (as well as Behind Enemy Lines, The Omen remake and Flight Of The Phoenix), is all set to direct Die Hard 5. After months of speculation and rumours of a short list to direct the fifth film in the franchise, both 20th Century Fox and Bruce Willis have settled on Irishman Moore because of his ‘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.’
The word is that the film will shoot, and indeed be set over in Russia, with McClane’s son a featured character.
- Paul Heath
This is the kind of news that’s both disappointing and reassuring. After drawing up a wish list of directors to take on the property, Fox decided on the guy they went to in the first place: John Moore [Deadline]. The same man behind such fare as Behind Enemy Lines, Flight of the Phoenix, The Omen and Max Payne won out from a list that included Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), Joe Cornish (Attack The Block) and Justin Lin (Fast Five). Lin has since dropped off to take on the next Fast and Furious flick and the next Terminator movie. Refn and Cornish will get other offers, I’m sure.
Before any of this, Noam Murro (Smart People) was set to direct, but then left to take on 300: Battle For Artemisia for Warner Bros. The reason it’s disappointing that Moore’s directing the next Die Hard is that the franchise is, »
- email@example.com (thefilmstage.com)
John Moore is entirely competent. Having said that, I am not sure why 20th Century Fox loves him the way they do. They've given him more chances to fail than I can comprehend, and he has risen to the occasion over and over. "The Omen" and "Flight Of The Phoenix" are both remakes that make the originals look brilliant by comparison, but they are masterworks compared to his strange and nearly incoherent "Max Payne." All told, he's made four films for the studio so far, and to me, he seems a great example of what happens when you take a commercial »
20th Century Fox has finally picked a new director to take on Bruce Willis' Die Hard 5. John Moore is the man who will take John McClane on his next Die Hard adventure. I'm not really sure about Moore, he's the director of Max Payne, The Omen remake, Flight of the Phoenix and Behind Enemy Lines. All of his film are very mediocre, so it's hard to get excited about him taking on this franchise. The director is currently in final negotiations, and when it's finalized he will be heading to Russia to shoot the film.
The studio is hoping to make Die Hard 5 before Willis starts work on the sequel to Red for Summit Entertainment. 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 Cornish »
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