New Die Hard film will be no joke

Director says McClane's one-liners won't be present

Don't expect too many 'yippekayay's in the forthcoming Die Hard film, because its director has said he's planning a different tone for the fifth instalment.

Bruce Willis's grizzled cop John McClane won't be throwing down the rye one-liners like he has done in the past, according to helmsman John Moore.

But why?

You're under a vest... Willis in 1988 action classic 'Die Hard' (Copyright: Rex)

“Because that’s preposterous!” he told Empire. “I don’t know whether it’s post-financial crash or whatever, but I don’t think people are in the mood for that b*****ks anymore.

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“People are well savvy to the cynical reheating of any product, any franchise. Any sh*t won’t do. The bar’s a bit higher.”

“There are a couple of great gags and a couple of great McClanisms,” he added. “It’s not like he this idiot, bumbling around Moscow making ‘America won the Cold War’ jokes. It’s not Carry On Die Hard, I can assure you.”

'A Good Day To Die Hard' is due for release in the New Year, and finds McClane in 'serious international trouble' in Moscow with his son Jack, to be played by Jai Courtney.

Moore, who directed the remake of 'The Omen' and 'Max Payne', went on to discuss the new film's scale, saying: “The scope along goes from New York to Moscow. It’s very, very international.

“There’s a car chase through Moscow that’s taking us 78 days to shoot.”