Fox Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of ‘Die Hard’ With a Giant Mural
This year marks the 25th Annivesary of Bruce Willis‘s “Yippee-ki-yay” career as wisecracking police detective John McClane in the Die Hard series of films. The original Die Hard, directed by John McTiernan, was released in 1988, and the franchise shows no sign of slowing down, with the fifth film, A Good Day to Die Hard, opening wide on February 14.
20th Century Fox owes a lot to Die Hard, as the action franchise has earned the studio more than $1.1 billion in revenue. To commemorate the anniversary, the studio is commissioning a giant mural to be painted outside its famous Stage 8 on the Fox lot. Though the mural will remain a secret until its unveiling at a press event for A Good Day to Die Hard on January 31, it apparently will feature (at least in part) the famous scene of Willis crawling through air ducts, muttering, “Come on out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs!”
Willis will be present at the event, along with his new co-star, Jai Courtney and A Good Day to Die Hard director John Moore. The festivities will include a reception on the 21st floor of the Fox Plaza, which served as the location of the fictional Nakatomi Plaza in Die Hard.
via USA Today