Bruce Willis Plans 'A Good Day to Die Hard' for Valentine's Day 2013
by Ethan Anderton
October 12, 2011
Back in July we learned that director John Moore (Max Payne) would step up to direct Die Hard 5, and the story might take John McClane and his son to Russia for the action. Now we not only have confirmation on that news, but a release date and an official title for the next installment in the long-running action franchise starring Bruce Willis. An official press release today revealed that A Good Day to Die Hard will hit theaters on February 14th, 2013, making a perfect date movie for all those sweethearts out there. The film will find McClane trying to save his son somewhere in Russia where "nothing is what it seems."
It has yet to be revealed who will play John McClane Jr., but the character hasn't been seen since his appearance in the original Die Hard, though he was mentioned briefly in Live Free or Die Hard. As of now it's not clear whether the film will be PG-13 like the last disappointing installment or whether the franchise will go back to its roots as a blood-ridden, foul-mouthed, R-rated badass action series. Frankly, I'm a little concerned with bringing McClane's son into the mix if only because that didn't work out so well for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Here's hoping Skip Woods (The A-Team) has written a decent script and brings back the John McClane who drops F-bombs that we all know and love. Excited yet?
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
Son? Bring back the daughter!
Al Pavangkanan on Oct 12, 2011
I know LFoDH wasn't perfect (as if any action movie ever is) but it was still damn enjoyable and the action was still there. I got my McClane fix just fine and thought he kicked ass just ass hard. I'll happily take well shot, insane action over a couple of swears any day. But ratings aside, I LOVE the new title. Just perfect. Cant wait!
Voice of Reason on Oct 12, 2011
The title should be ‘Die Hard 5: Die Hardest’. Shia LaBeouf, Anton Yelchin, Zac Efron, Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley, Chad Michael Murray, Chace Crawford or James Lafferty as John “Jack” McClane, Jr.
Lorraine Gugino on Oct 12, 2011
I actually thought Die Hard 4 was good. Hmph. Still think part 1 & 3 were the elite though.
Judasbarronx1 on Oct 12, 2011
A little concerned that John Moore is directing. Max Payne was beyond horrible.
Csparker5150 on Oct 12, 2011
Xerxexx on Oct 12, 2011
I was scared that they would rape the Die Hard franchise with the last installment and that worked out so I'm trying to remain optimistic about this one. I am concerned with the director and dropping Mclane in Russia, but hopefully it will be a worthy addition to the franchise.
peloquin on Oct 12, 2011
> The title should be ‘Die Hard 5: Die Hardest’. IMO "Die Hard 5: Try harder"
Alex Mulin on Oct 12, 2011
Where is director John McTiernan when you need him?
Blue Silver on Oct 12, 2011
In Federal Court.
Xerxexx on Oct 12, 2011
kinda mad that he, Willis is pretty much choosing some of the cast, like he suggested Moore...look whose directing. point being Willis is taking someone he likes for his "son" not someone who is earning the "task" of most likely becoming the next American BA. just saying theirs more people in the world then just big time celebrities who know how to act, and could do just as well as some of the "big time movie stars"
Nauber-Dauber on Oct 12, 2011
GOING OUT IN A BLAZE OF GLORYYYYY!
Nick Sears on Oct 12, 2011
Hopefully I will be proved wrong but I can see this being a mess if John Moore directs. I hated what he did with "Behind Enemy Lines" and would be the end if "Die Hard 5" ended as cheesy and over choreographed as that.
Andy on Oct 13, 2011
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