This just in: 20th Century FOX will release A Good Day To Die Hard — the fifth installment in the action-packed Die Hard film franchise — on Feb. 14, 2013. Tom Roth, President of Fox Entertainment, made the announcement on The Jim Rome Show on Wednesday morning. Bruce Willis will reprise his role as John McClane when production begins in Russia in January. After all, Willis jumpstarted his career as a big-screen action man playing McClaine, a New York City cop, in the 1988 blockbuster, which went on to spawn three sequels.
The Die Hard 5 screenplay was penned by Skip Woods — the scribe behind The A-Team and X-Men Origins: Wolverine — will be directed by Max Payne lensman John Moore.
“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.”