Thursday, October 11, 2012

Die Hard 5 trailer

Die Hard 5, also known as A Good Day to Die Hard, is the fifth installment of the Die Hard film series. The official trailer for the movie has just been released and it looks spectacular! Actor Bruce Willis reprises his role as John McClane who finds himself in Moscow and gets caught up in a terrorist plot with his son. The movie is set to be released on February 14, 2013.

The movie was filmed both in Budapest and Moscow and later moved to Serbia. The filming of the action scenes in downtown Budapest created quite a stir among the local populace and upset many motorists as traffic chaos ensued. In the end, after all the huge explosions, it was a big positive for the City of Budapest.

Filming of the movie began in Budapest on April 23 and completed on May 14. An action set was moved out to the Hungarian Formula One race track Hungaroring on the outskirts of the city's boundary. Helicopter action scenes were shot above the Danube river and central Budapest using a Hungarian forces Mi-24 attack helicopter. One helicopter action scene used live ammo firing for realistic damage depiction. The live firing scene was shot at a military shooting range in Hajmáskér, which is just north of Lake Balaton in Hungary. Many of the street action scenes will look familiar to Hungarians as they watch the film in 2013. Budapest is supposed to double as Moscow in the movie.

The filming of Die Hard 5 was definitely as big boost to the local Budapest economy (reportedly 155 million HUF) and for the Hungarian Armed Forces which rented out the Mi-24 attack helicopter to the producers of the film. Budapest is already somewhat of a Mecca for film productions as many high-profile and big budget movies have been shot in the city in the last decade.

It is a well-known fact that it is relatively cheap for producers to film in Budapest. In addition, Hungary is conveniently located in the heart of Europe close to Western Europe which makes travelling back and forth easy. It is because of these reasons that make Budapest the number one destination for film productions in Europe. We hope that Budapest will continue to attract film productions and keep the tittle as the "Hollywood of Eastern Europe". The filming of big budget Hollywood movies are positive for Budapest and Hungary and bring much needed cash to the local economy.