Die Hard 5 Car Chase in Moscow Takes 78 Days to Film

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The new Die Hard movie, A Good Day to Die Hard, with Bruce Willis, is currently being filmed in Moscow and a car chase that takes place through the capital city took 78 days to film.

As the fifth installment of the Die Hard series, A Good Day to Die Hard is being shot in Moscow with Hollywood actor Bruce Willis returning as John McClane. Played by Jai Courtney, McClane’s song, John McClane Jr., will have a prominent role in the film as well.

According to director John Moore, “People are well savvy to the cynical reheating of any product, any franchise. Any s**t won’t do. The bar’s a bit higher…There are a couple great gags and a couple great McClanisms. It’s not like he’s this idiot, bumbling around Moscow making “America won the Cold War” jokes. It’s not Carry on Die Hard, I can assure you.”

The filmmaker also teased an epic car chase scene through Moscow, which has been taking up a great deal of the production time. “The scope along goes from New York to Moscow. It’s very, very international. There’s a car chase through Moscow that’s taking us 78 days to shoot,” said Moore.

Scheduled for release in February 2013, A Good Day to Die Hard sees McClane facing his greatest challenge ever, this time on the international stage, when his estranged son Jack is caught up in a prison escape of a rogue Russian leader. The father-son team has to work together to stay alive.

A Good Day to Die Hard is due for release in February 2013.

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