John Moore on A Good Day to Die Hard ‘s Serious Action


Valentine’s Day 2013 is set to bring Bruce Willis’ John McClane to Moscow in A Good Day to Die Hard. Today, director John Moore spoke with Empire about the new entry in the 20th Century Fox franchise and revealed that he’ll be keeping the humor level to a minimum.

“There are a couple of great gags and a couple of great McClanisms,” he says. “It’s not like [he’s] this idiot, bumbling around Moscow making ‘America won the Cold War’ jokes. It’s not ‘Carry On Die Hard’, I can assure you… I don’t know whether it’s post-financial crash or whatever, but I don’t think people are in the mood for that bollocks anymore. People are well savvy to the cynical reheating of any product, any franchise. Any s–t won’t do. The bar’s a bit higher.”

Moore goes on to say that the film will encompass a global scale and will not skimp on action.

“The scope along goes from New York to Moscow,” he adds. “It’s very, very international. There’s a car chase through Moscow that’s taking us 78 days to shoot.”

A Good Day to Die Hard also introduces McClane’s estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney) and a cast that includes Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Anne Vyalitsyn.