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).
Noam Murro was originally set to direct the fifth installment in the action franchise, but eventually decided to drop out and take on the sequel to Zack Snyder’s 300, titled Battle Of Artemisia.
Moore has previously directed Behind Enemy Lines, Flight of the Phoenix, The Omen remake, and video game adaptation Max Payne—all of which were for Fox.
No details on what mess John McClane will be getting into this time around are known as of yet, but the movie will be filming in Russia.