If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it, seemed to be Bruce Willis’ subtle message on The One Show when he quietly confirmed that there will a sixth Die Hard movie. The action star was appearing on the BBC show to promote the fifth instalment of the franchise, A Good Day To Die Hard.
To watch the full interview, click here (may be restricted to UK only).
The fifth instalment sees John McClane (played by Willis) travel to Russia to help his son, Jack, get out of trouble. On arrival, he quickly discovers that the stakes are much higher than that as Jack is a covert CIA operative working undercover to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist.
The film looks like great fun, and its 14th February 2013 release date will likely prove to be excellent counter-programming for the Valentine’s Day soppiness. Willis is a consistent box-office draw in the US but by setting the film in Russia, the filmmakers are ensuring an increased global appeal.
Future films will undoubtedly hinge on the global success of this movie, but there seems to be no sign of this adventure failing to meet expectations.