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 (Attack the Block), Justin Lin (Fast Five) and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), all of which would have been a better choice than 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." Who knows, maybe this will end up being his best film.
What are your thoughts on Moore directing Die Hard 5?