The sequel will be released on February 14th, 2013 (Valentine’s Day).
The story is set in Russia and begins with John McClane heading to Moscow to sweet talk some cops into letting his apparently-wayward son out of jail for something he did, but when he gets there, things surrounding his son’s arrest are not as they appear and world-threatening terrorist hijinks ensue.
McClane, Jr. has yet to be cast.
They still don’t know if it will be rated PG-13 or R.
Haha, oh well, why not? I’ll probably see it opening weekend too. I think I’d probably like the plot synopsis more if they used Mary Elizabeth Winstead as his daughter again, though, instead of a previously unmentioned son.
The 4th movie was fun. It was barely a Die Hard movie. The first 3 follow the same essential formula, John is a good cop with good instincts who is just the “wrong guy, in the wrong place, at the wrong time”. The 3rd stretched it a little by having him there intentionally, but that was aptly explained by the “revenge” angle by Hans Gruber’s brother. In the 4th film, there is a turn more towards the indestructible action hero rather than the everyman tested by circumstances. But it’s still fun.
The plot of 5 has me happier though, as it puts John back to being out of his element. He shows up for one reason and gets mixed up in something else.