Bruce Willis wants a ‘Die Hard’ movie as good as the original

Actor will portray John McClane for a fifth time next year

Bruce Willis has said that he still wants to make a Die Hard film as good as the original.

The actor will reprise his role as cop John McClane for a fifth time in the forthcoming A Good Day To Die Hard. But he has now revealed that the varying quality of previous installments spurs him on to continue.

Willis told BBC News: “I’m still trying to do as good a film as the first one. I like playing that character. There will come a time where I won’t be able to do it anymore, but it’s still fun to do. I still get a kick out of it, I have a fun job.”

He also spoke of his role in Wes Anderson‘s comedy Moonrise Kingdom, which received its premiere at Cannes. He said that the director’s past career prompted him to sign up.

Willis added: “I’m a fan of his films, I’ve seen them all. It’s a great cast, he always gets together a great cast. On the face of it, it’’s a really simple story of two kids who fall in love and run away. But it really is more complex than that. It pulls you into the story.”

A Good Day To Die Hard is scheduled for release on February 14, 2013.