It sounds like there are some good things happening with the fifth Die Hard film, A Day Day to Die Hard. Director John Moore is currently in production on the film, and he took a break to talk about it with Empire. In the interview he discusses the film and what he's doing and not doing with the classic John McClain action hero. There are so many bad directions that this movie could go, but it sounds like Moore is trying to avoid all of them.
Bruce Willis reprises his role as McClane as he takes on some angry Russian bad guys after his son, Jack (Jai Courtney), gets himself into some "serious international trouble" in Moscow.
When asked if the film will have any glib jokes in the film like "How can the same shit happen to the same guy five times..." lines? he said,
No, because that’s preposterous! I don’t know whether it’s post-financial crash or whatever, but I don’t think people are in the mood for that bollocks anymore. People are well savvy to the cynical reheating of any product, any franchise. Any shit won’t do. The bar’s a bit higher.
I like his "any shit won't do" attitude. He's then asked about the fish-out-of-water element of the story, as we've never seen McClane out of the country.
There are a couple of great gags and a couple of great McClanisms. It’s not like he this idiot, bumbling around Moscow making ‘America won the Cold War’ jokes. It’s not Carry On Die Hard, I can assure you…
He then goes on to talk about the scale of the movie revealing that there's a car chase scene that will take 78 days to shoot!
The scope along goes from New York to Moscow. It’s very, very international. There’s a car chase through Moscow that’s taking us 78 days to shoot. So… yeah. That should answer your question!
That's got to be one hell of a badass car chase! I'm really hoping that this movie actually feels like a Die Hard movie because the last one didn't. It sounds like Moore's got everything under control. I like what he had to say in this brief interview, so I'm hoping the movie turns out awesome. I really want to see how this car chase scene turns out!
What do you think about what Moore had to say about his Die Hard movie in this interview?