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Exclusive: ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ first teaser trailer released

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It should come as no surprise to anyone that John McClane and building fire safety do not mix.

The first teaser trailer for "A Good Day to Die Hard," Bruce Willis's fifth time playing the NYPD cop with a habit of taking on terrorists, just premiered exclusively here on Yahoo! Movies. And though the first "Die Hard" hit screens nearly 25 years ago, McClane looks to be just as destructive as ever. In fact, not all of the damage done in this movie was intentional.

During filming this past July in Budapest, Hungary, a fire unexpectedly broke out and engulfed a five-story building in flames.  According to E! Online, the crew was shooting a scene where a helicopter was landing next to the structure where a controlled blaze was set in the lobby.  But the air currents from the helicopter's blades fanned the flames, causing the entire building to go up in smoke.  Luckily, Willis and the other stars were not on the set, and no one was injured in the fire.

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In this new movie, McClane (Willis) finds himself further from his roots than he's ever been before. He's finds himself in Moscow with his now-grown son, Jack (played by "Spartacus" star Jai Courtney), who John doesn't realize is actually a CIA operative.  Naturally, the pair winds up in the middle of an explosive situation, and McClane discovers that taking out terrorists does run in his family. Reportedly, Mary Elizabeth Winstead will also be reprising her role from the last film, "Live Free or Die Hard," as McClane's daughter Lucy.

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While the expansive setting of trailer makes the movie look pretty far removed from the claustrophobic confines of Nakatomi Plaza, there is one clear direct reference to the original "Die Hard." Once again, the explosions and gunfire are set to the sweeping melody of Beethoven's 9th Symphony. And having McClane back in action truly is cause for an "Ode to Joy."

"A Good Day to Die Hard" will arrive in theaters on February 14, 2013 (yes, Valentine's Day).

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