Actor says challenge is living up to first film in franchsie...
Bruce Willis has spoken out about his forthcoming new film A Good Day To Die Hard.
Willis will reprise his role as no-nonsense cop John McClane in the flick, a character he first made famous in the first installment in the franchise, 1988’s Die Hard – and in an interview with Total Film, he said the main aim was to make a film which lived up to the legacy of the original.
“I’m really pleased to continue to be asked back to do other versions and other incarnations of Die Hard,” he said.. “The first one really is… that’s all there is. Everything else is just trying to be as good as that film.”
Speaking about the specifics of the new film, meanwhile, he revealed: “Everybody has their own version of what would be a great, big action sequence in the next Die Hard film. Sometimes it goes outside the box; sometimes it seems organic to the story. It’s just something you shoot – something you do.”
A Good Day To Die Hard follows McClane and his son Jack, played by former Spartacus star Jai Courtney, as they battle terrorist forces in Russia. It has a script by Skip Woods, whose previous credits include X-Men Origins: Wolverine and GI Joe: The Rise Of Cobra. Irish director John Moore is at the helm, taking over the chair from Len Wiseman, who helmed the last Die Hard flick.
A Good Day To Die Hard is scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day this year (2013). Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch the latest trailer.