We’ve known for some time now that A Good Day to Die Hard
would see John McClane (Bruce Willis
) heading to Russia to reunite with his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney
). What we’ve just now learned, however, is that the entire movie will be set in Russia, aside from a couple of “bookend scenes” in New York.
“John McClaine goes to Russia and I think the technical term — which I don’t know if you can say on MTV, maybe you can — is he f***s everything up,” Fox CEO Tom Rothman
Rothman also sat down for a few words with Collider
, in which he expanded a bit on the relationship between the two McClanes:
It’s really a father-son story, which is that John McClane’s been a great cop his whole life but he’s been a pretty lousy father. He has a grown son who he’s not really been in much touch with, and McClane thinks the son’s a f*** up — that’s a technical term. [...] So he goes to Russia, he thinks, to bail his son out of jail, and it turns out the son’s not a f*** up, he’s the antithesis of that. In fact, the apple has not fallen far from the tree, the apple has not fallen from the tree, which is that the son is a badder ass John McClane than John McClane.
Which is a good thing, because as one thing leads to another, father and son find themselves faced with some very formidable foes. “It comes to the point in the story where they’re basically the most wanted men in the entire Soviet Union, and it’s the two of them against all of the bad guys,” said Rothman. “I’ve just gotta say, it’s a classic, classic Die Hard