Summit Entertainment have just sent us a new press release confirming what we thought we already knew, that a sequel to their 2010 movie, Red has been greenlit. The press release informs us that none of the original stars of the movie (Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malcovich and Morgan Freeman – p.s. I’ve not actually seen it so maybe some of them died?!) have yet signed on, but no doubt that will change in the coming months.
Check out the press release in full below and then tell us in the comments section, what are your thoughts on a sequel?
Summit Pulls the Trigger on ‘RED’ Sequel
A sequel to RED is on. Summit has hired brothers Erich and Jon Hoeber, who wrote the script for the hit action movie, to return to the keyboard to pen a second instalment. Although there are no confirmed deals at this stage with the original film’s stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Summit is pulling the trigger for a second helping of over-the-hill special ops agents shoot-’em-up.
The movie, with a budget in the $60 million range, opened to $21 million in October and proved to have staying power, crossing the $90 million mark. It has made more than four times its opening, a rare feat in box-office performance. The movie also was nominated for Best Picture in the Comedy / Musical category at this year’s Golden Globe Awards.
In addition to writing Red, Erich and Jon Hoeber worked on Battleship, Universal’s big-budget adaptation of the Hasbro board game, and then came back to Summit to work on its Sam Worthington thriller Man on a Ledge. Ledge is currently shooting in New York.
RED is based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novels by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamne, and is an explosive action comedy about a team of Retired and Extremely Dangerous CIA Operatives. The film released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on 14 February from Entertainment One.