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Bruce, Jai, And Guns!! An Image From A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD!!

Published at: Oct. 3, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST by merrick

 

EW has an official photo of Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney as John and John McClane, Jr (aka 'Jake') from A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, the upcoming fifth installment in the DIE HARD franchise.  This one's from director John Moore (MAX PAYNE, BEHIND ENEMY LINES).  

The film finds the McClane boys in Russia and, of course, getting into trouble.  Not surprisingly, guns are involved.

Anyone craving an admittedly all-too-brief dose of good, old-fashioned, primal Willis whoop-ass should go see LOOPER.  There's a moment towards the end of the film which'll strongly evoke the badassity immortalized by Willis in the early DIE HARD films...and it'll leave you craving more.   Will this film give us more?  We'll see when it releases Valentine's Day next year.  

 

 

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  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Nope.

    by JediRob

    That is all.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Teal and Orange Much?

    by Twisk

    Good lord that makes me wanna puke.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Ironic that the "Die Hard" franchise won't die.

    by dr sauch

    Bruce is still a great actor and super relevant, he doesn't need to be flogging this franchise anymore.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:18 a.m. CST

    I'll probably get slaughtered for this...

    by Mikey Wood

    ...but I thought LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD was the best DIE HARD movie since the original DIE HARD. So, yeah, I'm curious to see where this one goes. I'd like to see some more from Bonnie Bedelia's Holly Genero McClane. Too bad Junior inherited his dad's hairline.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Willis gotta eat!

    by Judge Briggs

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Ughh...

    by KyleG

    I wish someone would teach actors how to how firearms properly. At least they're practicing proper trigger control! I have hopes that this won't suck, but I'm pretty sure it will.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:20 a.m. CST

    I'm in but the villains...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Need to have an edge to them. In Die Hard you never feel like Bruce has the upper hand. In Die Hard 2 the bad guys literally beat the shit out of him at every turn. Die Hard 3 he's constantly playing a game and can never really grab control. In Die Hard 4 he basically is always with the bad guys step by step. The villains never come off as very dangerous. The concept of geeks who hire French mercenaries isn't exactly very threatening. If this movie just has bad guys who are at least somewhat of a threat I'm sure I'll enjoy this.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Looper, Looper everywhere! But...

    by Valaquen

    ... nary a mention of Dredd.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Die Hard 4 villains was easily summed up by Bruce Willis

    by shutupfanboy

    "Timmy O. is playing him like a pussy." And thats all you need to know about Die Hard 4 and to some degree Justified.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    The trailer will be on Taken 2 this weekend

    by ShiftyEyedDog

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    This better not Motherfu(GUNSHOT) Suck!!!

    by GravyAkira

    I have a VERY bad feeling about this one.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Because DREDD stunk.

    by Mikey Wood

    I'm a big fan of Judge Dredd. Have been since I read a friend's first three collected editions when I was twelve years old (I'm 39 now). I didn't enjoy DREDD. It got many things "right" but it was a brainless, wit-less two hour gun-fight. I hate to say this: I think I enjoyed the Stallone one more. There. I said it.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST

    I agree with Nope.

    by j

    Are there film industry plants permanently assigned, 24-7, to AICN? Shilling orifice sucking BS opinions on the worst examples of retail films as near to the top of threads as possible? Control the first 10 posts and you control the discussion? Are they paid on commission? Anyway... Junior looks like a Euro-villain and bears not even a passing resemblance to his dad. Would have been cool if they had Joseph Gordon-Levitt in his Looper makeup play the part. Sorry. This cant support a serious discussion for me.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST

    valquen, indeed, Dredd needs more support

    by FreeBeer

  • In truth, he had me at "Moonlighting."

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Yippie Kai-Yay, Mr. Falcon

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Any word on an R rating? And will MEW be back?

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Get Bruce in here for a Stallone type lovefest chat...

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    ...oh wait...

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Junior will probably be a total douchebag.

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Regarding Dredd.......

    by ChiefRoberts

    ....You fuckin Yanks bitch n moan that there's not enough 'Hard R' rated action films. Then one comes along that's decent and you all fuckin ignore it! More Twilight and Hunger Games it is then Hollywood! Fuckety Bye!

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST

    A Good Day For This Franchise To Die Hard...

    by Darkness

    It ended with "A Vengeance" and will remain that way. Now they are just finding more ludicrous situations for the vested one. John Maclane must lead one fucked up life. Now he's roped his kids into it. From the director of "Max Payne" and "The Omen (2006)"...say no more.

  • Really?

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    I missed out on $300...

    by Loosejerk

    our local hard rock station does this "Under Pressure" game in the mornings where you have to be caller number X and then answer a three answer question in 5 seconds or less. I got through recently and it was "Name 3 of the actors who portrayed main villians in the Die Hard movies". I got Rickman and Irons. I couldn't pull Olyphant out of my rear for the third. Funny thing is that I've probably watched Die Hard 2 most out of the movies and that was the actor (Sadler) I had no clue on. I know the other character parts he has had, but not his name. I wonder if I'd won if I said John Amos?

  • The last Die Hard to Live Free or whatever weak bullshit it was called was an abomination. A lame PG13 pussy whipped no balls no blood pile of Len Wiseman shite. The plot was shit, the action scenes might have looked shiny but there was zero excitement or tension. It didn't even look like any of the previous movies which I still class as a trilogy. As for the villain..........devoid of anything that makes even an average villain. Shockingly piss poor. Now were supposed to swallow a Valentines Day Die Hard?.................. Are you fucking kidding me? Tom Rothman........Go FUCK YOURSELF you no talent suit brown nosing useless gimp.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    That assault rifle will magically turn into a beretta every time McClane fires

    by Christian Sylvain

    It's a secret cop trick.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Willis don't need no help!

    by moonlightdrive

    Hopefully he will have to shoot his son dead in the first act or in any case, his son dies somehow leaving John OG to go it alone.

  • And that's really tough to reconcile, given John McClane might very well be my favorite film character of all time. It seems like they took the fact that DH4 just happened to have the biggest box office take of the franchise as a sign that they should strive to basically just repeat it. They give McClane a young sidekick (AGAIN), an actor I've never even heard of, and the very definition of a bland, studio for-hire director. ugh.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    Jake McClane > Jake Lloyd > Mutt Williams

    by kindofabigdeal

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Valentine's Day is NOT a good day to Die Hard

    by DadTimesTwo

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST

    John Moore is a fucking charlatan!

    by Suolas

    Who in their right mind allowed this fecking garbage spewing "director" behind a camera again?! This arsehole's from my country and even I can't stand his work. He's in the same lower class league as that turd Jonathan Mostow and is #2 only to Uwe Boll.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    "Looper" was a dvd rental at best.

    by Shaun1138

    I went and watched "Looper" it was not very good at all. It felt like a sci fy flick crossed with a wanna be Terence Mallick film. It "Tried Hard", but was boring. The pacing was just off. The acting was solid all around and the fx make-up on JGL was awesome.....but it failed. I mean come on....who would drive a 2009 Ford F-150 in the year 2044? They didn't have the budget to do an all out sci-fi so they just settled with a farm house. Bad. I love all the "Die Hards" in their own respected way. I am sure I will like this one, but after Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of shit father/so movie.......not sure I want to see this one. The only way this film will work for me is if John dies......yes I said it. Kill off Bruce and put character to rest. Give me more Bruce in more original content.

  • A bit pussy whipped, yes.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Enough already

    by D o o d

    no more Die Hards please, you can't get it right!

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 12:02 p.m. CST

    i_snake_plissken - Willis had me at Seagraaam's Wine Cooler

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    .."it's wet and it's dry..my, my ,my ,my.." And one of the sneakiest product placements I've seen recently was in RED. When Willis visits Mirren, the vodka on her stand is Sobieski Vodka, the brand that Willis has a small share in.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 12:40 p.m. CST

    This is only a Die Hard movie in name only

    by seasider

    McClane is no longer the foul mouthed cigarette smoking blue collar NYPD cop thrown into an extraordinary situation. For me this franchise died with the 3rd film.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Twentieth Century Fox forget ancient chinese proverb

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Only John McTiernan make good Die Hard movies.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    watched the first 10 minutes of LForDH

    by James

    and refuse to watch the rest on account of the fact that it's FUCKING SHAMEFUL and I like Walter and prefer to see him in things that aren't garbage.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Looks like John and Holly had a "special" baby boy.

    by Pat

    Perhaps there will be a scene where John and his "special" son play with water jugs in a big fountain.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    A 2009 Ford truck in 2044...

    by faisal_m_ali

    would be 35 years old. I see vehicles from the late 70's on the road from time to time.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Valentines Day is a Good Day to Fuck Hard!

    by ChakaMudd

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed Looper, but...

    by smackfu

    I agree it couldn't decide what it wanted to be. It started out as an interesting, Blade Runner-ish mix of sci-fi and gangster noir, setup lofty expectations of time-loop mindfuckery, but didn't deliver on it, introduced a Twilight-Zone 'don't make me mad or I'll make you go away' kid but relied on some fleeting mentions of some phantom future crime boss to make him scary, which simply didn't work. I'm not scared of the Rainmaker, especially based on a single line telling me to be scared of the Rainmaker. And I guess I'm just spoiled by Primer, but when someone tells me a time travel movie is going to fuck my mind, I expect it to FUCK...MY....MIND. So it doesn't walk right the next day. The movie was overall fairly enjoyable, but ran a bit too long and lacked focus.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Go back to the original formula.

    by kolchak

    Just because the buddy/tag-along concept worked in #3 doesn't mean that John needs a sidekick in every installment.

  • and in the next after that, he will team up with his girl crush in High School.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    At least the actor's name isn't Jai Kah Rahti. Kicks ass

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    and smells great. Well, not so great.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Agree on Dredd.

    by Kelly Grimes

    Please go check it out. There's no way it should be doing this poorly in theaters. Those of you yearning for a good old fashioned hard R movie, this is the ticket. Forget Expendables, Dredd delivered on nearly all levels.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST

    I can't help but get a Crystal Skull vibe from this

    by lv_426

    In the sense that they will probably hand the Die Hard franchise off to the son character as the new McClane. I'm betting the next one has Mary Elizabeth Winstead as McClane's daughter, getting married to the Apple Guy and some vengeful Russians from this film team up with another Gruber to kill John McClane and son at the daughter's wedding. Die Hard at a wedding.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Dredd sucked

    by christpunchers2007

    It's boring as hell. Sure, it's R rated but the story was too simple and the action wasn't very imaginative. I know Dredd is never supposed to take off his helmet but man, it's hard to care for the most character when he's just a walking one dimensional cardboard. Too cheesy. If you saw the trailer, that's pretty much the entire movie.

  • I have seen.

  • That said...I still don't know about this one. Mainly for the screenwriter, Skip Woods ('Swordfish,' among others); maybe it'll surprise me, though...

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ajit!

    by Darth_Kong

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    Helloooooooooooooooooooo darth_kong!!!

    by ajit maholtra

    Always great to see you my friend.

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Did Bruce Willis fuck a caveman? His son has a huge head!

    by Fries Against

  • Oct. 3, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST

    no thanks

    by Greg

  • This movie just has bad written all over it. God I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt I am.

  • Well...some of us do.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, midnight CST

    Bruce was great in Moonrise Kingdom.

    by DarthBlart

    He was funny during the end on the top of the tower. He's more Mcclane in that and Striking Distance, Last Boyscout and Pulp Fiction than in LFODH.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 2:14 a.m. CST

    christpunchers2007

    by ChiefRoberts

    Did you even see Dredd? The character development is purely about Anderson in the film. Dredd makes a statement at the start of the film then changes his mind at the end. That's his character development and if you know Dredd. Thats perfect! As for the action, I thought it blew most of the so-called 'blockbusters' we've had this summer out the water! The slo-mo sequences were beautifully conceived and shot. The trailer isn't the entire movie either. There's lots more happening and would of happened in sequels and I'm sure other 2000AD fans will be proud of this film, all acheived on a budget of $50M. Quite a feat by todays megabucks standards. The sad thing is I doubt we'll see another Judge Dredd film now ever after it's performance. i really wanted to see Chopper in a sequel and the Dark Judges would have been amazing!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:53 a.m. CST

    They Never Gave Dirty Harry A Son.

    by Buzz Maverik

    We didn't have Rambo Jr. running around, and where were the Terminator Nanos?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Will it be a PG-13 crapfest YET AGAIN???

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Or old school balls-to-the-wall R-Rated McClane happiness? Well, I guess the former, so count me out.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Yeah, well, they did give Dirty Harry a chinaman sidekick.

    by Aaron

  • Utter Shite

  • The consensus is 100% correct: John MacLane never made it past the third film. To me, John died at the end. He used to be a modern day reluctant Indiana Jones (capable "everyman" guy getting in way over his head but managing to get through the batshit chaos surrounding him by the mere skin of his teeth) and now he's basically a superpowered ninja. He's also a belligerent dickhead to basically everybody who comes within hearing distance. That doesn't even bring up the giant clearly purposeful shit LFoDH took on geek culture (surprised more of you don't rail against it for that if nothing else). Fuck Kevin Smith for participating in his own mocking. Asshole. And WalterB came on this site...a GEEK movie website...to tell us it would "blow us through the back of the theater" blah blah blah. Willis didn't write the thing but still...I wonder if he could have stopped the complete tonal shift for his character? I wonder if he even noticed? Outside of the MacLane's history, in what way was he likeable in LFoDH? They went out of their way to make him come off like an arrogant douchebag and it worked perfectly. Congratulations asshats. You got me to hate the protagonist. Brilliant job. Just brilliant.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST

    chiefroberts...you're right

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    most of these assclowns crying about pg-13 and lack of hard R completely skip out on Dredd, which is a great fucking movie. Sad. And what's up with the poster saying the Stallone one was better??? Holy shit.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    chiefroberts

    by christpunchers2007

    I don't know why you'd assume I didn't see the movie. I saw it, 3D and all. I just found it underwhelming. Some parts were just so cheesy. The movie felt confined and restricted. The only really good part was the corrupt Judges vs Dredd fights. Dredd is just too one dimensional to carry the film. So instead they gave us a very cliche rookie character - a girl who finds the beat to be too violent and gruesome, and in the end comes to terms with her true self. Not exactly creative. The action wasn't fresh at all. It played like one of the dozen videogames we get every year. Too much CGI all over the place. The only mildly cool sequences were with the slow-mo, but they overused it too much just to be "artsy". If you're going balls-deep with CGI then at least make sure the blood looks right. Mama was cool but she only had looked menacing. She didn't really wow me as some sort of grand villain. The black dude was sort of unique but it felt like we were forced to care about some very mediocre characters. Everyone else was forgettable. In Robocop even the henchmen all personalities. All of Mama's crew, minus the nerd and the black dude were extremely generic. It's hard to care when cardboards are getting blown up. I'm not saying Dredd was a bad movie. It was mildly entertaining but overall a bit of a borefest for me. It's not memorable and I don't have the urge to rewatch it. I don't think the issue with movies today is really about whether or not it's PG 13 or R. Some of the most universally praised action films didn't only get up there because of gore and blood. Giving free reign to a bad director won't fix a lousy story. Most of what worked in the past (i.e. T2, Alien/Aliens) had a good script with characters who we can identify. The director is responsible for the other half; he essentially builds on top of such a solid backbone. Dredd is missing quite a bit of both.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Dredd's USA Cinematic performance...

    by nobbythehappyelf

    Dredd3D has been my favourite film of 2012... It was confined, and terse. It captured the source character perfectly (anyone who complains about the helmet staying on is frankly a cunt who should die horribly.) Brutal - yet artfully shot. Not a pompous waste of budget AND actually used 3D in an interesting manner. Sadly I realised that most US film geeks fall in three categories 1.) Hipster douche girly man. Who claims to be enlightened but cannot see beyond the confines o his film studies class. 2.) Retard mouth breather COD Boy. Who cannot understand the fascist pisstake faceless character of Joe Dredd and yet pisses themselves with excitement whenever Act Of valour is mentioned. 3.) Blinkered Mindset, cheeto dust covered, medically obese fan boys who only like comics where the Heros wear spandex and smite oddly helmeted foes from the funny books of their American youth. So you can bemoan PG13 remakes of 1980's classics all you want. You lot bring this on yourselves. You'll be getting bloodless, weightless crap like Total Recall and Robocop 2013 for the foreseeable now... Btw my views are not indicative of all US film-goers I know a few I you guys who do have a decent grasp of irony and the world outside of marvel/DC/über budget snorefests ! Peace and Love motherfuckers

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Sorry about the typos

    by nobbythehappyelf

    Beer, iPhone and a late night train home do not mix...

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