But this day—this fifth episode of the Die Hard franchise—most certainly is. It might not be the best day to Die Hard. Possibly not even a great one. But is it A Good Day to Die Hard? Why yes. It sure as shootin' is.
At least that's what Fox Filmed Entertainment's co-chairman Tim Rothman said on The Jim Rome Show this morning. The title of the next adventure for Bruce Willis' badass-everycop-turned-high-flying-renegade-super-being was not the only thing Rothman revealed. He also let listeners know that A Good Day to Die Hard will begin shooting in January 2012 for a release just over a year later, on Valentine's Day 2013. He expanded on something we already heard about: this will be John McClane's most globe-trotting adventure yet.
McClane will find himself in Moscow, attempting to free his ne'er-do-well son from Russian jail, when he is thrust into the position of preventing an apocalyptic threat instituted by a group of terrorists. You've come a long way from midtown, McClane. Pretty soon, you'll have done it all: New York, America, planet Earth, the galaxy...around the time of Die Hard 9: The Day the Music Died Hard, Bruce Willis will weep...for there will be no more worlds to conquer.