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Exclusive: John Moore On Die Hard 5
'This is Die Hard. Any shit won’t do...'

26 July 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  

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Exclusive: John Moore On Die Hard 5

John Moore is director of the upcoming fifth Die Hard movie, A Good Day To Die Hard, and in advance of its release date early next year, he spoke with Empire about how the film is going in our latest, Hobbit-filled issue.

The plot of the fivequel - if you're comfortable using the term - sees Bruce Willis' John McClane facing off against angry Russian foes after his son, Jack (newcomer Jai Courtney), gets himself into some "serious international trouble" in Moscow.

Many fans of the franchise will be concerned about the idea of another sequel, but Moore - who's previously directed Max Payne and the 2006 remake of The Omen - is aware of the anxious question mark hanging over the film.

What's more, he's also keen to downplay idea that the fifth Die Hard could be a light-hearted romp - this is a Die Hard movie, pure and simple. In other words, no glib jokes then? No "How can the same shit happen to the same guy five times..." lines?

"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."

But what about the fish-out-of-water element, with McClane in Moscow?

"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…"

And what about the scale of the movie? So far, each Die Hard has been bigger than the one before… 

"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!"

For more details on A Good Day To Die Hard from Moore, be sure to get your hands on a copy of the latest issue of Empire, where he tells us more about what expect from the new bad guy (Sebastian Koch) as well as the indomitable McClane himself.

The new issue is on newsstands today, or in the Apple store for those of you after the iPad edition - both original UK flavour and new US edition. A Good Day To Die Hard is set for a February 14, 2013 release date.


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RE: what? Who is John Moore?
I don't want to start ranting about the generalised question of "why more sequels" but....... WHY! Ok, so we know the reasons why production companies make sequels? Apart from the "Everybody is desperate to see a sequel to this mother!" its money. So, taking the opinions of movie goers here, Who actually WANTS to see another Die Hard film? Yes, okay, so I went to watch the 4th one at the cinema, and yes it was okay, but there has to be a point where you go "Actually, that's enoug More

Posted by LjStronge at 18:23 on 30 July 2012 | Report This Post

what? Who is John Moore?
are the Omen and Max Payne good films? Has Fox given up on the franchise and just want to milk the series basd on it being Die Hard? Hemust be a dirctor with proven crew and cost management skills More

Posted by flyguy29 at 18:49 on 28 July 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
L: chris wootton I quite enjoyed the fourth one. ore always comes across as a top bloke who really wants the film to be good.. most of them aren't but here's hopingracked it with Die Hard 5: Die Harderererer sm=happy07.gif] More

Posted by waltham1979 at 13:22 on 27 July 2012 | Report This Post

I quite enjoyed the fourth one. John Moore always comes across as a top bloke who really wants the film to be good.. most of them aren't but here's hoping he's cracked it with Die Hard 5: Die Harderererer More

Posted by chris wootton at 12:41 on 27 July 2012 | Report This Post

A car chase that's taking 78 days to shoot? Good grief! I was wondering if car chases are really worth it these days - and this just proves that they aren't. ANY kind of chase has the same effect eg. parkour chase at the beginning of Casino Royale. More

Posted by sifter132 at 23:34 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

Producers... I can save you money
Has this started filming yet, if not by the sounds of the plot they could just get Taken, cut out that dodgy scene with the fat sheik and photoshop Bruce's head over Liam Neeson's. Add in a shot of the Kremlin - jobs a good un. £150,000,000 saved - unless filming's finished then I'll just shut up. More

Posted by haranjen at 22:04 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

Yes, this needs to be hard R.
The last PG-13ed DIE HARD was a big letdown. Good action movie but not a good DIE HARD movie. More

Posted by kielerkai at 21:11 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post

Should be a hard R
They need to get it back to the foul mouthed wisecracking of the first ones...all this PG 13 stuff is stifling it. More

Posted by ronniem at 14:46 on 26 July 2012 | Report This Post


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