John McClane’s Son is Cast!

John McClane’s Son is Cast!

As previously reported we know that the enduring action series that began in 1988 inside an office building in Los Angeles is continuing in 2013 with the release of ‘Die Hard 5: A Good Day to Die Hard’ starring of course Bruce Willis with John Moore along to direct.

With each subsequent film the scale of this series gets bigger and bigger going from a building to an airport, a city, a country and now with the next logical step being in the international arena John McClane will find himself in Moscow along with his son who has recently been announced to be played by not only Australian actor but graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Jai Courtney.

Courtney’s previous roles have been on the TV series ‘All Saints’, ‘Packed to the Rafters’, and ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’. The new Die Hard film will no doubt raise Courtney’s profile in a huge way within the film community and potentially lead to more roles down the track.

Further to the casting announcement the synopsis for the film has also been reported as follows;

A Good Day to Die Hard puts McClane on an international stage — truly a NYC fish out of water in Moscow — and introduces his estranged son Jack. An apple that has not fallen far from the tree, Jack may even be more of a hardass than his father. Despite their differences, they must work together to keep each other alive — and the world safe for democracy.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.