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John Moore to Direct Die Hard 5

Bruce Willis.

After Noam Murro dropped out of Die Hard 5 to direct the sequel to 300, Fox flirted with some intriguing names to replace him, including Drive auteur Nicolas Winding Refn. In the end, though, the studio went with one of their in-house helmers: John Moore, whose entire oeuvre (which includes Behind Enemy Lines and Max Payne) has been financed by Fox. Deadline notes that Moore got the job because of "his grasp of how to shoot practical, non-CGI-heavy action scenes that have been a hallmark of the Die Hard series"; but what about the whirling CGI cars that were a hallmark of the last Die Hard movie? [Deadline]

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