Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Valentine's Day 2013 is A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD

Action movie fans, it looks like your Valentine's Day in 2013 is officially set.

Speaking less than an hour ago to syndicated sports talk radio program The Jim Rome Show, Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairman and chief executive officer Tom Rothman gave exclusive details on the upcoming fifth Die Hard film, once again starring Bruce Willis as John McClane.

Rothman announced that the movie will be called A Good Day to Die Hard and filming is scheduled to begin in January for a release date of Thursday, February 14, 2013.  As rumored, the film will feature an adult John McClane, Jr., a character who hasn't been seen on screen since actor Noah Land played him in the original Die Hard in 1988.

According to Rothman, McClane will "go to Russia to bail his miscreant son out of trouble, but things are not what they appear."  He went on to say that "the apple has not fallen far from the tree.  The only person tougher than John Senior is John Junior."

When asked by host Jim Rome if the franchise could continue on with McClane, Jr., Rothman replied, "Certainly that's a possibility."

As for whether the new film would go back to a traditional MPAA R rating from the previous PG-13 for Live Free or Die Hard, Rothman wasn't very commital.  "Whatever the movie warrants," he said.  "We'll make the best movie possible and that's what it'll be."


Update as of 4:25 p.m. EST -- You can now listen here for the announcement by Tom Rothman on The Jim Rome Show.

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