- A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD
In a recent interview at CinemaCon, 20th Century Fox CEO Tom Rothman had a few new bits of info on the studio's fifth installment of the Die Hard series, A Good Day to Die Hard. As we learned back in February, Jai Courtney (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) was cast in the role of John McClane's son. With this added element, Rothman sees two things that will set director John Moore's film apart:
|Father and Son are both Die Hards|
"One: John McClane (Bruce Willis), the ultimate American hero, goes to Russia. So talk about a fish out of water -- he's completely out of water," Rothman told Collider.
"And two: It's really a father-son story, which is that John McClane's been a great cop his whole life but he's been a pretty lousy father. He has a grown son who he's not really been in much touch with, and McClane thinks the son's a f*** up -- that's a technical term."
But why is McClane en route to Russia? Well, as it turns out, Junior's not in any trouble at all.
"So [John] goes to Russia, he thinks, to bail his son out of jail, and it turns out the son's not a f*** up, he's the antithesis of that," Rothman explained. "In fact, the apple has not fallen far from the tree, which is that the son is a badder ass John McClane than John McClane."
"It comes to the point in the story where they're basically the most wanted men in the entire Soviet Union, and it's the two of them against all of the bad guys. I've just gotta say, it's a classic, classic Die Hard."
So you do you really think that Jai Courtney could really pull of being a “Badder Ass” than Bruce Willis’ John McClane?? Mmmm We not quite sure about that, however this could prove a fun outing for the original Bad Ass.