It’s been four years since Bruce Willis last took up the part of John McClane for the fourth time in Die Hard 4.0 / Live Free Or Die Hard, and after taking almost $400m. at the box office, the film showed that there’s clearly still a lot of love for the franchise today, despite the interim of more than a decade between the third and fourth films.
Back in August, we heard that the upcoming fifth film in the series would be going international and taking McClane to Russia, and this was followed last month with the news that the film had found its director in Max Payne’s John Moore.
20th Century Fox have now given the film both a title and a release date, ComingSoon.net report. 14th February, 2013 is now currently scheduled for the release of the latest instalment, which is to be called A Good Day To Die Hard.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a pretty awesome title in my books. The series has a history of some pretty great names for its sequels so far: Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Die Hard With A Vengeance, and Live Free Or Die Hard. And though each arguably has a hint of a cheese-factor to it, they undeniably evoke the sense of awesomeness that surrounds Die Hard, and this latest title is more of the same.
The film is now officially described as follows:
“Since the first Die Hard in 1988, John [McClane] has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy #1 for terrorists the world over. Now, [McClane] faces his greatest challenge ever, this time on an international stage, when his estranged son Jack is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader, and father and son [McClane] must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.”
We’ve still got a year and a half to wait John McClane’s return, but with Moore behind the camera, a script from Skip Woods (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hitman), and of course Bruce Willis taking the lead, you know it’s going to be good. Valentine’s Day 2013 will most definitely be A Good Day To Die Hard. Mark your calendars.