Back in 2007, the release of Live Free or Die Hard—the fourth in the popular Die Hard series—fell under severe scrutiny when it was announced that it would be rated PG-13.
Fans of the franchise—known for its bloody violence and salty language (Bruce Willis’ signature line is “yippee ki-yay, motherfucker!”)—expressed fear that the film would be a watered-down affair. The outrage was apparently so vocal that Bruce Willis himself visited popular film blog Ain’t It Cool News to assure fans that the film would remain true to the tone of the previous films.
It looks as though this won’t be a problem for A Good Day to Die Hard, the upcoming fifth entry in the series. After some speculation, recent TV trailers have officially confirmed that this installment will indeed be rated R.
The official plot summary has veteran New Jersey cop John McClane traveling to Moscow to help his son Jack contend with ruthless European terrorists.
The film is directed by Max Payne director John Moore. It co-stars Jai Courtney and Mary Elizabeth Winstead and is set to be released on Feb. 14.