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“Die Hard 5” has a plot, but no director

“Die Hard 5” has a plot, but no director (photo)

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We’ve been hearing about nascent plans for a fifth “Die Hard” movie since last year, with most rumors pointing toward Noam Murro as the flick’s director. Though he’s best known for helming the 2008 dramedy “Smart People,” Murro has since jumped into the deep end of the action pool as Zack Snyder’s replacement on “300: Battle of Artemesia,” previously known as “Xerxes.”

Now, Twitch Film is reporting that dealing closely with all those near-naked men is taking more of Murro’s time than expected, resulting in the director taking his leave of the “Die Hard” sequel. No firm word yet on his replacement, but Twitch claims that the studio is looking longingly at John Moore, the director of “Behind Enemy Lines” and “Max Payne.”

While the film is currently director-less, some plot details from the script by Skip Woods (“The A-Team,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”) have leaked out. The movie will take place primarily in Russia, and according to Twitch, will keep “with the trend of each “Die Hard” movie being larger than the last.” Fingers crossed that translates into Bruce Willis’ John McClane fistfighting Putin, wrestling the Russian Prime Minister’s tiger and blowing up a spaceship.

McClane will also be joined by his son, who was seen briefly in the first movie and in strict “Die Hard” continuity would be about 27-years-old today. Presumably, the film’s producers are looking forward to the future of the franchise, queuing up a replacement for its middle-aged star by introducing his capable, headstrong progeny, something we like to call “The Shia LaBeouf Gambit.”

What do you hope to see out of a new “Die Hard” movie? Let us know below or on Twitter or Facebook.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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