We’re only a few months away from seeing the Bruce Willis actioner A Good Day To Die Hard explode into theaters, and until today the plot has remained somewhat shrouded in mystery. Now, thanks to a report courtesy of MovieHole, we have what may be a more detailed synopsis of the film’s story.
Check out the juicy new details below:
The plot, as we have all learned, featured McClane (Willis) travelling to Russia to be with his son. So what’s going on with his son? What I’m being told is the son of John McClane, Jack, (played by Jai Courtney) is in fact an undercover CIA Operative. Cringe if you will, but this is slightly hinted at in the first teaser trailer released in September where Bruce Willis’ McClane says the line ” The 007 0f Plainfield, New Jersey.” This is referring to where the McClane / Gennaro family originally hail from, the city of Plainfield, NJ and McClane Jr being a secret agent, ala Bond 007.
CIA Agent Jack McClane meets his estranged father, the reluctant hero that is John McClane, in Moscow and who is apparently completely unaware how super-trained an agent his son actually is. Jack is so highly trained, that he’s deep undercover with Russian heavies who have their hands on some nukes, but once his cover is blown, both the younger and older McClanes are left with no alternative than to fend off Russian mobsters aplenty in unfamiliar territory.
I can’t say that I’m surprised. It would have to be one hell of a story to make an audience believe that Willis’ John McClane had a son, who just happened to be as much of a badass as his father, without some kind of training. Also, Willis won’t be making Die Hard films forever, so introducing the idea that McClane’s son is a CIA Agent adds more weight to the possibility of having him headline future films in the franchise.
Directed by John Moore (Behind Enemy Lines), the film also stars Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Anne Vyalitsyna.
A Good Day To Die Hard opens February 14th, 2013.
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