The dream is over: Joe Cornish won't be directing Die Hard 5. Instead that job goes to John Moore.
The fifth film in the Die Hard franchise does a Police Academy 7 and sends cop John McClane to Russia.
Cornish (Attack The Block), Nicolas Winding Refn (Valhalla Rising), Justin Lin (Fast Five) and Moore (Max Payne) were all known to be in the running to helm.
Deadline.com reports that Fox also had conversations with Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury), Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin) and Mikael Hafstrom (1408).
Moore was the initial favourite for the job after original Die Hard 5 director Noam Murro jumped ship for Warner Bros' 300: Battle Of Artemisia.
Still, Moore only got the gig after meeting with Bruce Willis – who tends to have a say in who directs Die Hard movies – and convincing him of his respect for the character of McClane and his ability to do practical stunts rather than rely on CG.