Bruce Willis Signs On For 'Die Hard 5'
Always In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time, Unless It's At The Box Office
John McClane has a never-ending supply of bad guys to wipeout. Bruce Willis will reprise the terrorist-tormentor for a fifth time in Die Hard 5: A Good Day to Die Hard, which will be set in a Russian prison.
Willis, 56, has signed up for yet another entry in the action franchise, which is expected to revolve around Detective McClane's rescue of his son from a dangerous Russian prison.
"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 number one for terrorists the world over," 20th Century Fox revealed in a statement.
"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."
Safe for democracy and the box office, of course. The Die Hard franchise has grossed well over $1 billion since the first film, and it looks like the studio wants to squeeze in as much McClain as possible before the aging Willis gets osteoporosis or something.
Filming is set to begin in January for a Valentine's Day release in 2013. No actor has been confirmed to play Willis' son, though FOX Studios has indicated Patrick Stewart is being considered for the main villain.
Die Hard meets Star Trek? Yippee ki yay, Jean Luc Picard.