We already knew that “A Good Day To Die Hard” is headed to Russia, but what we didn’t realize is that it’s almost exclusively set there.
MTV News recently caught up with Fox CEO Tom Rothman at CinemaCon to chat about the many films the studio has on its roster, and he confirmed that “Die Hard 5” is gearing up to start this week. Even though its setting will be a departure from the previous “Die Hard” movies, Rothman feels this one keeps in tone with the classic installments of the series.
“It’s all set in Russia — well, there’s bookend scenes in New York,” Rothman said. “But it’s John McClaine goes to Russia and I think the technical term — which I don’t know if you can say on MTV, maybe you can — is he f–ks everything up.”
He might be, ahem, messing everything up, but there’s one new character who’s going to be there to bring it all back together. “A Good Day To Die Hard” introduces John “Jack” McClaine, the estranged son of Bruce Willis’ character, and apparently the dynamic between the two of them is going to be a blast to watch on the big screen.
“The fun part about it though, ’A Good Day To Die Hard’ — and there’s a great moment where he says, ’It’s as good a day as any to die’ — but it’s really a father/son story,” Rothman said. “He thinks his kid is a screw up, but it’s actually the opposite. The kid is more like the father than the father. Like all the best of the classic ’Die Hards,’ it’s very emotionally driven, and very kick ass.”
“A Good Day To Die Hard” is scheduled to hit theaters on February 14, 2013.
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