The hottest directorial gig in Hollywood right now is Die Hard 5, and 20th Century Fox is aiming at a potential list of hopefuls that includes Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Justin Lin (Fast Five), John Moore (Max Payne), and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive).

Noam Murro was the studio's first choice to the helm the further adventures of bad luck cop John McClane, but he took the sequel 300: Battle of Artemisia instead of opting to work with Bruce Willis.

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Die Hard 5 will find John McClane navigating the rough terrain of Russia, once again in the wrong place at the wrong time. The early favorite for the job is John Moore, who has worked solely for 20th Century Fox during his long career, helming both The Omen remake and Flight of the Phoenix remake for the studio in recent years.

An official announcement on who will direct Die Hard 5 is expected soon.