Tom Rothman is the head of movie studio 20th Century Fox and is also quite probably the most successful, in terms of box-office, in an executive gig today. Collider.com spoke with Rothman about a barrage of projects of which he offered some interesting snippets. The most interesting snippets, though, came from Die Hard 5 - which has just started shooting and is being directed by Irishman John Moore.
"It’s called A Good Day to Die Hard, and two things make it new: 1. John McClane, the ultimate American hero, goes to Russia. So talk about a fish out of water, he’s completely out of water. And 2. 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 fuck 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 fuck 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. 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. I’ve just gotta say, it’s a classic, classic Die Hard."
Actually sounds like somewhat of an interesting angle to take, so looking forward to seeing what Moore does with it - he's actually a really good handler of action sequences and should have the budget here.