A Good Day To Die Hard has been slapped with an R-rating, reassuring fans of the long-running franchise fearing that things would be watered down for round five.
The film’s predecessor Live Free Or Die Hard was only rated PG-13 and was greeted with a lukewarm reception by fans. A more adult feel seems guaranteed this time around.
It’s easy to forget just how bloody the original films were, with Bruce Willis pulling broken glass out of his bare feet and blood-filled squibs exploding messily with every bullet wound. Happily, it looks like the latest instalment is bearing that in mind.
The new film will see John McClane pitch up in Russia, where his estranged son has got himself in deep with some European terrorists. Same shit, different day, eh John?
Directed by John Moore and starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, A Good Day To Die Hard opens in the UK on 14 February 2013.