Noam Murro stepped up earlier this year to direct Skip Woods’ script for a fifth Die Hard movie, but those plans seem to have now changed. He’s now off to direct the 300 prequel, as we reported last months, which means a spot is open in the top seat for Bruce Willis’ next go as NYPD cop John McClane.
The name being thrown around to replace Murro is John Moore, who directed the Max Payne movie adaptation, unidentified sources tell Twitch. Moore is apparently not yet a lock, but Twitch hears that “the film is essentially his to take or leave.”
Some information about the in-development sequel’s plot has also emerged. The new story will take McClane and his son to Russia, where they of course find themselves inadvertently wrapped up in a conflict between locals. Yippee-kai-yay, comrade.