After a few years of speculation, John McClane is going to die hard another day. On Wednesday (October 12), Fox announced that the fifth entry in the series will be called “A Good Day to Die Hard” and is set for release on February 14, 2013.
As Bruce Willis told MTV News’ Josh Horowitz while promoting “Cop Out” last year, the next adventure for McClane takes him international. According to the announcement, McClane heads to Russia to find his son, who has found himself in trouble. The role has yet to be cast, but the search has begun for a young actor to play the action icon’s son.
“A Good Day to Die Hard” begins shoot this January under director John Moore of “Max Payne” and the “Omen” remake. Willis confirmed to MTV News last October that the script by Skip Woods was finished and undergoing some rewrites, saying that it was “probably going to happen.”
Aside from what was mentioned in the initial announcement, little else is known about the plot or cast. “The Thing” star Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who played McClane’s daughter Lucy in “Live Free and Die Hard,” recently told IndieWire that she didn’t think she would appear in the fifth entry. “I’m assuming I will not be [in that] because I have not heard anything,” Winstead said.
Justin Long told MTV News something similar, saying he was interested but didn’t think he would be asked back. “I didn’t get a good feeling that I was going to be a part of this imminent ‘Die Hard,’ ” Long said. “I would love to get my hands on it.”
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