20th Century Fox has selected Max Payne filmmaker John Moore to direct Die Hard 5. We reported earlier this month that John Moore was one of the finalists for the directing gig along with Joe Cornish, Justin Lin, and Nicolas Winding Refn.

We reported in February that Noam Murro (Smart People) was set to direct Die Hard 5, but he dropped out after landing the 300: Battle of Artemisia directing job in July.

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Fox conducted an exhaustive search to find the right Die Hard 5 director who would please both the studio and star Bruce Willis. It is said that Bruce Willis was sold on John Moore's love of the John McClane character and his approach to shooting action-heavy shots without using an abundance of CGI.

Die Hard 5 will be shot in Russia, although no story details have been released yet. It is also believed that Die Hard 5 will be shot before Bruce Willis returns for a sequel to Summit Entertainment's Red. Summit is currently in the middle of their own directorial search for the Red sequel, with Breck Eisner considered to be one of the candidates.