US film star Bruce Willis started the Budapest shoot of A Good Day to Die Hard in the pouring rain on Monday. Work on the fifth instalment in the Die Hard franchise started in Budapest more than a week ago and the shoot in Hungary is scheduled to last for 86 days.
Willis arrived in Budapest in the company of his wife, model Emma Heming, and their baby daughter last Thursday. The film’s director is Irish-born John Moore, whose past credits include Behind Enemy Lines and Max Payne, and has been scripted by Skip Woods, best known for writing the screenplay for Swordfish. The film is planned to be released on Valentine’s Day 2013. The story is set in Russia where the main protagonist played by Willis arrives to free his son, portrayed by Jai Courtney.
The Budapest Transport Centre (BKK) is pleased that the capital has been selected as a suitable location for the film, a clear indication that Budapest is being chosen for more large-scale film productions.