Next year will see the release of A Good Day to Die Hard and, this time, John McClane (Bruce Willis) is getting help from an unexpected source. In 2007's Live Free or Die Hard, Willis was trying to rescue his estranged daughter (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) from cyber-terrorists, but A Good Day finds Willis meeting up with another of his estranged progeny, his son Jack. Jai Courtney (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) was cast in the role of Jack in February, which was described as "more of a hardass than his father."
That's basically the description Tom Rothman recently gave Collider at CinemaCon, where the 20th Century Fox chief spent a few days dishing about several upcoming Fox properties, among them A Good Day to Die Hard. Rothman admitted that he loves the Die Hard sequel, citing two reasons why the fifth installment will be "new" to audiences. the mcclanes head to europe >> Posted 05.01.12 by Ryan
Spartacus: Blood and Sand actor Jai Courtney has landed the coveted role of Jack McClane in A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth installment of the successful franchise. The casting ends a global search for an actor to portray Bruce Willis' fictional son. It isn't great news for hopefuls Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad remake), and Ben Foster (Contraband), all of whom tested for the part last November. You have to give Fox credit; Courtney does look like he could be Willis' son in the photo above, likely taken from the actor's screen test with Willis.
After saving his estranged daughter (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) from cyber-terrorists in Live Free or Die Hard, Willis will travel to Russia to help out his estranged son Jack. "Jack may even be more of a hardass than his father," said a Fox press release (via THR). "Despite their differences, they must work together to keep each other alive — and the world safe for democracy." more about A Good Day to Die Hard >> Posted 02.23.12 by Ryan
The careers of at least two hot young Hollywood actors could be headed in an upward trajectory very soon. According to THR, casting sessions for Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way-produced Akira adaptation for Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox's fifth Die Hard movie, A Good Day to Die Hard, will be held within the next couple of weeks and both projects are looking to turn relative unknowns into future stars. which actors will test for which roles in Akira and Die Hard 5? >> Posted 11.06.11 by BrentJS
Looks like Fox is finally ready to get serious about Die Hard 5 before Bruce Willis starts collecting social security (if you think that's harsh, we'd like to note that Willis himself said in 2009 that the studio better get to work on another Die Hard since he wasn't "getting any younger"). Max Payne director John Moore was officially hired to direct in September, but nothing more has been revealed about the upcoming sequel. More details have finally come to light. release dates revealed for Taken 2 and Percy Jackson 2 >> Posted 10.12.11 by Ryan
Twentieth Century Fox has been trying to put together Die Hard 5 (working title) since late 2009, when franchise star Bruce Willis revealed that "Fox is already talking about doing another one." Willis added that the studio "better get it done soon" because, he admitted, "I'm not getting any younger." Years later, the studio finally has their director.
The same was said in February, when Fox hired Smart People director Noam Murro to helm the sequel, but when Murro landed the directing job for Warner Brothers' 300 sequel, 300: Battle of Artemisia (formerly Xerxes), Murro had to drop out of Die Hard 5, leaving the director's chair open for Max Payne director John Moore to "take or leave." In the end, Moore took. "Moore" about Die hard 5 >> Posted 09.01.11 by Ryan
Live Free or Die Hard (LFODH) was both a hit at the box office and with critics so it's no wonder that Twentieth Century Fox has a sequel in the works. However, it's been really slow going on Die Hard 5 (working title) so far. Fox hired Skip Woods (The A-Team) to write the screenplay, but the studio apparently had problems with early drafts and asked Woods to go "back to the drawing board." Then, despite series star Bruce Willis' desire to see LFODH director Len Wiseman return to helm the sequel, Fox hired Noam Murro (Smart People) instead. Now, Twitch has reported that Murro's work on the sequel to 300, 300: Battle of Artemisia (formerly Xerxes), has forced him to drop out as director of Die Hard 5. According to Twitch, the director's chair is now John Moore's (Max Payne) "to take or leave." more about Die Hard 5 >> Posted 08.01.11 by BrentJS
A host of new movie rumors have popped up recently and, while we let the majority of them slide, a few are just too juicy to ignore. The first set of rumors concerns the possible new movie titles for the sequel to Live Free or Die Hard and the planned reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise. The source is Harry Knowles of AICN, a notorious movie blogger with a good track record of getting the dirt on Hollywood's biggest movies, so these carry some weight. The other rumor comes from BleedingCool, the site that recently spread the rumor that Michael Fassbender had been offered a role in Sony's Spider-Man reboot as the main villain, and claims to reveal just which villain Fassbender might be playing. Spidey's villain! New Titles! Get 'em here >> Posted 06.10.10 by BrentJS
When Bruce Willis returned to the Die Hard franchise after a 12-year hiatus, many considered it a desperate attempt by an aging actor to revitalize his flagging career. Then Live Free or Die Hard proved the detractors wrong, pleasing fans as well as critics and more than tripling the return on its $110 million budget.A fifth Die Hard seemed inevitable, especially after Willis said he was game to return as John McClane.
Now, it appears that sequel is underway, with THR writing that Fox isin negotiations with Skip Woods (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) to draft a Die Hard 5 script, with Alex Young (Predators) producing. In his last interview about the possibility of Die Hard 5, Willis said that he would like to see Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman back at the helm. He went on to say that his contribution to the plot would be to take McClane's penchant for being "the wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time" to a "worldwide" stage. Posted 05.05.10 by BrentJS
While doing press for his upcoming Cop Out, MTV asked Bruce Willis to compare his character in Cop Out to John McClane, the hard luck cop he's played in four Die Hard movies. While Willis has admitted in the past that he would like to make another Die Hard, Willis surprisingly announcing that Die Hard 5 could begin production "next year."
There is no John McClane. The John McClane that exists is only in film and in people's minds. And it continues to grow, that mythology continues to grow, that mythology continues to grow and I take a certain amount of pride in being part of that [mythology], and the fact that I still get to do it. I think we're going to do a Die Hard 5 next year.
And what would Willis like to see happen in Die Hard 5?
Well it's got to go worldwide. That would be my contribution to [the next movie]. I would hire [Live Free or Die Hard director] Len Wiseman right now.
Another Die Hard may not be the only Willis sequel that could be in the works. Willis says that director M. Night Shymalan is considering an Unbreakable sequel.
I talked to [Shyamalan] over the holidays, and he is still thinking about doing the fight movie between me and Sam [Jackson] that we were going to do and we chose to do the origin.
In Unbreakable, Jackson discovers that he is Willis' nemesis at the end of the movie, though how Jackson's fragile villain and Willis' indestructible hero would do battle is a question only Shymalan could answer. Willis would be fine with the sequel.
As long as Sam can make it, I'm up for it. Posted 02.24.10 by Ryan
With Surrogates in theaters and enjoying a disappointing run, why wouldn't Bruce Willis want to return as John McClane in another Die Hard? Willis says it's all about the timing.
I would love to do another one but they better get it done soon, what with the march of time and all that. I'm not getting any younger.
Willis may be getting older, but he was spry enough to lift the fourth Die Hard installment, Live Free or Die Hard to $383 million worldwide. Around the time of Live Free's release, Willis told Cinematical that Fox was excited for another Die Hard.
Fox is already talking about doing another one. I told them I would only do it if [director] Len [Wiseman] is involved, and Maggie Q. And Justin [Long], of course. You can't do one without Justin.
Two years later, Willis must be getting anxious. Still, with older action stars like Sylvester Stallone and Harrison Ford still working in their respective action franchises, it's a good bet there's a future for Die Hard 5. Just don't make it anything like Die Hard 2, the one sequel Willis hates.
The second film, if you go back and look at the second film, there are so many f**kin' references, referring to the first film. It was such bulls**t, I just hated it. It was really just a stupid, stupid thing. I don't know, I mean I liked jumping out of the helicopter onto the wing of that plane. I liked that from the second one. But I'd have to look at it to tell you if there was anything else I liked. Posted 10.06.09 by Ryan