Dundalk man wins internship on set of Bruce Willis’ 'Die Hard'

John Moore, the director of Max Payne and 'Behind Enemy Lines

Lucky Blaine Rennicks, a Dundalk Institute of Technology student, has given the chance of a lifetime.

John Moore, the director of Max Payne and 'Behind Enemy Lines in a nod to his own Dundalk roots by inviting Rennicks onto the set of his latest film for two weeks.

Rennicks, a fourth year student in Video and Film Production, was the lucky winner of competition to intern on the set of Moore’s upcoming A Good Day to Die Hard, which will be the fifth go-around in the Die Hard series currently shooting on location in Budapest.

According to IFTN.ie Rennicks travelled to Budapest this week to join Moore and the rest of the Die Hard crew.

Rennicks won the coveted internship after submitting showreels of his own work and an essay, which Moore’s requested on the issue of political complacency and the spread of social media. Rennicks beat out 12 of his fellow students for the place.

In A Good Day To Die Hard Bruce Willis will once again reprise his role as John McClane for what he said would be the final installment of the Die Hard franchise.

Director John Moore was born in Dundalk and studied Media Arts at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) before going on to produce many of his own short films.

A Good Day to Die Hard is slated for release in 2013.