You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Die Hard 5’ to arrive Valentine’s Day, 2013

Fox announces tentpole release dates, including 'Taken 2'

Twentieth Century Fox has dated a slew of tentpoles over the next two years, most notably setting the studio’s fifth installment in the Bruce Willis “Die Hard” franchise, “A Good Day to Die Hard,” for Feb. 14, 2013.

Among Fox’s 2012 entries, Liam Neeson actioner sequel “Taken 2” and surfer biopic “Of Men and Mavericks” will bow Oct. 5 and Oct. 26, respectively, while Billy Crystal-Bette Midler starrer “Parental Guidance” is set to launch Nov. 21.

“Die Hard” kicks off the studio’s newly dated 2013 slate: “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” sequel to “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” ($227 million worldwide in 2010), follows on March 27, with 3D prehistoric pic “Walking With Dinosaurs” shifted from Dec. 20 to Oct. 11.

The Valentine’s Day release marks the first time a “Die Hard” pic will launch during the first quarter.

Fox aims for the Willis actioner to serve as counterprogramming to the holiday’s romantic fare, though date crowds will also likely turn out for the latest “Die Hard.” Most recently, 2007’s “Live Free or Die Hard” opened during the summer and cumed $383 million worldwide.

The “Taken” sequel will bow in early fall; the original became a sleeper hit in January 2009, grossing more than $225 million worldwide.

Popular on Variety

More Film

  • The Sky Is Pink

    Toronto Film Review: 'The Sky is Pink'

    Shonali Bose’s much-laureled 2014 “Margarita with a Straw” was a film whose presentation of a cerebral palsy-afflicted heroine sidestepped all the usual hand-wringing inspirational clichés of disability portrayal, making her story all the more enlightening and affecting. It is particularly disappointing, then, that the director’s followup should approach another tale of genetic infirmity with all [...]

  • Jodie Turner-SmithVariety Studio Comic-Con, Day 1,

    'Queen and Slim' Star Jodie Turner-Smith Joins Michael B. Jordan in 'Without Remorse' (EXCLUSIVE)

    After she plays the Bonnie to Daniel Kaluuya’s Clyde in Universal’s romantic thriller “Queen and Slim,” actress Jodie Turner-Smith will join Michael B. Jordan in Paramount’s adaptation of Tom Clancy’s “Without Remorse.” Turner-Smith will play Karen Greer, the daughter of CIA deputy director James Greer, who played a pivotal role in Clancy’s universe. The part [...]

  • Joe Anthony Russo

    Russo Brothers to Receive Publicists Motion Picture Showman Award

    Hollywood union publicists have selected the Russo Brothers to receive the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award. Anthony and Joe Russo, who directed “Avengers: Endgame,” will receive the award at the 57th Annual Publicists Awards ceremony on Feb. 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The publicists are part of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild, IATSE [...]

  • Sylvester Stallone on Rambo's Return: A

    Sylvester Stallone on Rambo's Return: 'The Warrior Can Never Find Peace'

    Sylvester Stallone may be 73, but he’s not one to sit back in his twilight years. As his legendary body slows, his output certainly hasn’t. This Friday, “Rambo: Last Blood” hits theaters around the world – 37 years after the debut of “Rambo: First Blood.” Why bring the muscled Vietnam veteran back for a final, [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content