Live Free or Die Hard may have been the swan song for the heavy actioner franchise, but consider A Good Day to Die Hard to be the commencement of a brand new beginning. The first teaser trailer for A Good Day to Die Hard, a.k.a. Die Hard 5, has arrived online, and to say that it is the most explosive entry in the Die Hard franchise would be a vast understatement.
Who the hell is John Moore, you may be asking. Well, not only is he the man behind such masterpieces as Max Payne, but now, according to Deadline, he’ll be helming the fifth film in the Die Hard franchise.
Moore beat out names like Noam Murro (who left the film to work on the upcoming sequel to 300), Joe Cornish, Justin Lin, and even indie darling Nicolas Winding Refn to take on the film, and should breath a new life into the Bruce Willis-starring franchise, be it one that may or may not be worthwhile.
After a lengthy search by 20th Century Fox, director John Moore has been hired to helm the currently untitled Die Hard 5.
Apparently Fox was already very high on Moore to direct, but star Bruce Willis“”known for being very involved in the productions he’s working on””was a big part of meeting with various directors and helping to choose which one he thought was best for the job. Other candidates included Justin Lin (Fast Five), Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), Mikael Hafstrom (1408), Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury), and Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin).
It’s been no secret since the release of Live Free or Die Hard, the fourth installment in the franchise, that star Bruce Willis was planning on making more at some point in the future.
Movement has been speeding up lately on what’s simply being called Die Hard 5 at the moment, and now the flick’s director has been chosen by 20th Century Fox and Willis. Deadline is reporting that Noam Murro will be taking the wheel on the project, which could become his third feature film.
Murro has only one completed credit to his name — 2008’s Smart People, which starred Ellen Page, Dennis Quaid, Thomas Hayden Church, and Sarah Jessica Parker — and has another currently in production called Hateship, Friendship, Courtship. These aren’t the credits of someone you would see directing a Die Hard movie, but these movies are also not what stood out to those who hired Murro — it was his work on some popular live-action Halo shorts made for the release of Halo: Reach that caught eyes and won him the job. You can see the videos below if you missed them.