John Moore

A Good Day to Die Hard Teaser

Though the atrocities committed by Len Wiseman’s installment in the Die Hard franchise, Live Free or Die Hard, were myriad, perhaps none was more grievous than its pussification of John McClane’s catch phrase, “Yippee ki-yay, motherfucker,” to the coy and no less offensive, “Yippee ki-yay, *gunshot noise*,” so that what should have been a hard R-rated action movie could get a PG-13 rating and play to an audience of teenyboppers who probably don’t even know what a Die Hard is. The first trailer for this fifth installment in the Die Hard franchise, director John Moore’s A Good Day to Die Hard, didn’t give us any indication as to whether or not the real version of McClane’s catch phrase would be reinstated in this film—instead it was just an adrenaline pumping mishmash of guns shooting, things exploding, and women undressing; which is fine and all, but doesn’t give us much to go by when judging how this film is going to differ from its predecessors. This international trailer for the film, along with a poster that was debuted by Entertainment Weekly, give us a little bit more of an idea of what to expect, however, and not all of it is good. This trailer gives us a little bit more plot (it becomes clear that McClane has traveled to Moscow to get his son out of some kind of trouble), it gives us a little bit more McClane dialogue (it turns out he’s still gruff and put upon), and it even […]

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A Good Day to Die Hard Teaser

I don’t think anyone was chomping at the bit for a fifth Die Hard movie. As serviceable as Live Free or Die Hard was, were hordes of Die Hard diehards jacked up about another tame PG-13 sequel? Their average joe hero had just been turned into another superhero, completely forgetting the main appeal of the character. Unfortunately, the first teaser trailer for the fifth installment, A Good Day to Die Hard, doesn’t sell the sequel as a return to the series’ roots. Instead the movie once again features 007, but he just so happens to be from New Jersey. Take a glimpse at John McClane blowing up Russia:

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Details have been flying around about the fifth installment of the Die Hard franchise all year. First some plot details leaked, letting us all know that this time around Officer John McClane would be heading to Russia and encountering some terrorism related problems alongside his now adultish aged son John McClane Jr. After that, it became clear that Behind Enemy Lines director John Moore was officially on as the director of the film. Things were coming together, we were starting to get an idea of what this movie was going to look like. And today, the next step toward a potential fifth Die Hard film becoming a reality was taken. Fox has announced that Die Hard 5 is on their schedule for wide theatrical release on February 14, 2013, and that the official title of the film will be A Good Day to Die Hard. If you ask me, that sounds more like a title for a James Bond movie than a movie about rough and tumble NYPD officer John McClane, but hey, when I was watching that tank top clad jerk blowing up Nakatomi Plaza all the way back in 1988 I guess I never imagined that I’d be seeing him traveling to Russia either. In order to continue getting Die Hard movies, it seems like we’ve had to sacrifice some of their Die Hardiness in order to find new stuff for McClane to do. That’s not necessarily the worst thing in the world though. Watching Bruce Willis doing […]

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After a tumultuous summer of back and forth negotiating, the people behind Die Hard 5 have made it official that John Moore will be the man directing the further adventures of Officer John McClane. It was reported back at the end of July that Moore was a near-lock for the spot, and that the fifth Die Hard film would take place in Russia and see McClane sharing the action with his son, who was just a tyke in the first film, but who is now all grown up. Then, just a few days later, reports came out that while the story synopsis was accurate, Moore was just one name on a short list that also included Joe Cornish, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Justin Lin. That made me happy because those other three have all made movies that I’ve liked better than anything I’ve seen from Moore. But alas, it wasn’t to be. It seems that the holdup in hiring Moore was that Bruce Willis wasn’t sold on him as the director. The studio, they love Moore, but Willis, not so much. That all changed when, after a series of meetings, Moore sold Willis on both his love for the McClane character and his practical effects over CG approach to shooting action. I have to admit, while I also love John McClane and practical effects, I’m still not sold that Moore is the guy for this franchise. If a franchise as long in the tooth as Die Hard is going to […]

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Word went around over the weekend that Fox is moving forward with Die Hard 5. The proposed project would be about Bruce Willis’s iconic character John McClane and his now adult son getting into some terrorist related hijinx over in Russia, and reportedly Max Payne director John Moore had an offer to direct on the table if he wanted it. Well, it turns out that’s half true. According to Deadline Vershina the movie is definitely going forward, it will most assuredly be set in Russia, but Moore is far from a lock to direct. As a matter of fact, they say he’s one name on a short list that contains far more interesting choices. Joining Moore on Deadline’s short list is Attack the Block director Joe Cornish, Bronson director Nicolas Winding Refn, and Fast Five director Justin Lin. Despite the fact that I didn’t seem to be as taken with Lin’s revival of the Fast and the Furious franchise as everyone else, I would have to say that every one of these names is more interesting to me than John Moore. Refn showed that he can handle darker, action oriented material with Bronson, and he’s riding a lot of momentum right now due to positive buzz on this year’s Drive, but he might already have too much on his plate to step into the Die Hard franchise. He already has two more films planned in Only God Forgives and a possible remake of Logan’s Run, both set to star Ryan […]

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File this under “irrelevant for another couple of years” but news has arrived on the next installment of the Die Hard franchise. If you’re surprised that there’s going to be another one then you clearly haven’t been paying attention. The fourth film, Live Free or Die Hard, is commonly thought to the worst of the series, but that distinction is actually held by Renny Harlin’s Die Hard 2: Die Harder. More important than quality though is the fact that the last installment was the highest grossing of the four. And since it was also the first to be rated PG-13 expect that to be the standard going forward. Twitch is reporting two bits of news on the film. First up, while the director’s chair is far from locked down they’ve learned that an offer has gone out to John Moore and the job is his if he wants it. He’d be a fool to pass it up… his last movie was the visually impressive but otherwise stupid Max Payne, and his best work remains his feature debut, Behind Enemy Lines. Go ahead and laugh, but it’s a fun flick that looks solid and gets a worthwhile performance out of Owen Wilson. And second, a minor plot detail has arrived in the form of location and characters. It appears the plan is for McClane and his son to encounter trouble in Russia that inevitably results in gunfire, explosions, and a fight scene while balancing on the whirring blades of a helicopter. […]

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There is nothing sarcastic about the above title. In fact, I find myself in a state of shock wondering why someone hasn’t thought of this before. 20th Century Fox has hired John Moore, director of Behind Enemy Lines and Max Payne, to direct a 3D film adaptation of the History Channel show Ice Road Truckers. If shot in 3D, this film is guaranteed to be visually mind-blowing.

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So there I was, watching Isla Fisher’s new film Confessions of a Shopaholic and being a little surprised as how likeable she is on screen in a leading role when it occurred to me… I’m probably never going to see her boobs again

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Mark Wahlberg as Max Payne

Its not minimum Payne, its Maximum Payne. That is how director John Moore describes his latest film. Unfortunately, I’m not so sure that I agree.

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Max Payne Photos

Why is no one worried about the quality of Max Payne, the latest in a long line of video game adaptations? Because it looks badass, that’s why.

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Mark Wahlberg in Max Payne

Max Payne has been hit with an ‘R’ rating by the Motion Picture Association of America, and director John Moore is more than a little irked.

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Max Payne International Poster

Right here is normally where I would bust out an Emo joke, but for some reason I just can’t bring myself to making fun of Max Payne. Not yet, anyway. The movie looks like it could actually be good.

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Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis in Max Payne

Ever since director John Moore and the cast of Max Payne showed up at Comic-Con a few weekends back to wow fans with some very impressive footage, I have been hooked. This week, we got a look at a new poster as well as some new promo stills.

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Max Payne

Nothing could stop our Rob Hunter from getting to the interviews for Max Payne, not even a clustered up press event. That said, this movie might actually kick some ass.

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Mark Wahlberg gives us the thumbs up

“It’s not minimum Payne, its not medium Payne, its Max Payne.” That is how director John Moore describes his upcoming video game adaptation.

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The trailer for the upcoming film Max Payne has hit YouTube… and for a movie based on a videogame it’s actually looking pretty damn cool.

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Mark Wahlberg, who is certainly not your premier thespian (despite being an Oscar nominee), called Max Payne his most complex character to date. Coming from a guy who’s played a science teacher, astronaut, hit man, cop, cop, cop, and a long-donged porn star, that is saying something.

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Capricorn One

John Moore is set to direct a remake of the 1978 conspiracy thriller “Capricorn One.” No word yet on a possible OJ Simpson cameo.

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Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis (That 70s Show) has been cast to co-star as an assassin looking to avenge the death of her sister.

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