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New Image Of Bruce Willis & That Guy Who Plays His Son In 'A Good Day To Die Hard'

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by Edward Davis
October 3, 2012 10:18 AM
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So, is it a passing of the torch type thing? Can the "Die Hard" series live on without John McClane (Bruce Willis), the resilient but aging NYPD officer who just can't seem to retire and is a uber-magnet for trouble? EW's got our first official real look at "A Good Day To Die Hard," aka "Die Hard 5" starring Willis and some guy who plays his son. Okay, it's "Spartacus' star Jai Courtney in the role of McClane's all-grown-up kid, Jack McClane.

In case you're still playing catchup, the story this time around will find McClane & Son (which should have been the title of the movie) overseas, dealing with the baddies in the former USSR. “That’s the thing about the 'Die Hard' franchise, John’s always a fish out of water,” Courtney told the magazine. “What could be further out of water for him than Russia?” Making things even more complicated, father and son don’t necessarily get along. “The relationship isn’t always functional. These are two guys who have been estranged for some time. John likes to wing it, see what happens. Jack’s more of a strategist.”

A brand new trailer will likely be popping up this week in front of "Taken 2," another movie with an aging lead dishing out Euro justice. Co-starring Sebastian Koch, Cole Hauser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anne Vyalitsyna and Julia Snigir, "Die Hard Harder Hardest" opens on Valentine's Day. Aww. 

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6 Comments

  • Teo Rudabah | October 3, 2012 1:02 PMReply

    Russia aint in Europe you dingus.

  • fastdub | October 4, 2012 8:37 AM

    Russia is most definitely in europe

  • Teo Rudabah | October 3, 2012 1:02 PMReply

    Russia aint in Europe you dingus.

  • Dryer | October 3, 2012 12:04 PMReply

    This is another stinker even without seeing a trailer. Die Hard is franchise that ended perfectly in Vengence but has become miscontrued by the unimaginative into dumb comic book narrative. The problem is Fox trying to fit a square peg into a circle. The Die Hard formula isnt fish out of water, it's an ordinary guy being thrown into a hostile situation and adapting using his street sense. McClane wouldn't voluntarily nor couldn't afford a trip to Russia or anywhere outside the USA, he's a working class schlub; not a Bourne super human. Just bring back McTerran, grab some pulp action Dennis Lehane type writer and put this derailed train back on track.

  • padre | October 3, 2012 5:39 PM

    Exactly. I was about to pound out my unhappiness with the direction of this franchise, but there is no need now. They have completely trashed to core of the appeal of this series.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | October 3, 2012 10:53 AMReply

    Always down for another "Die Hard" film.

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