Writers Hired to Pen RED Sequel
01.18.11 by Ryan
Summit Entertainment's adaptation of RED scored at the box office, earning $164 million on a $58 million dollar budget. That must be why Collider reports that Summit has hired RED screenwriters Erich and Jon Hoeber to pen a sequel.
Based on the comic book by created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, RED sported an Oscar caliber cast that included Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Richard Dreyfuss, John Malkovich, and Ernest Borgnine. A cast that star Bruce Willis once referred to as "The Yankees".
There's no word on what the sequel will be about as the original comic book only lasted three issues and took up only a portion of the original's screen time before the movie ventured away from the source material. Both Hamner and Ellis have praised the adaptation, though they point out that the movie is "its own thing."
Also, a sequel script isn't exactly a sign that the RED sequel has the green light. But if Summit like the script, the Collider report speculates that the sequel will be made since RED was the most profitable movie Summit has produced outside of the Twilight Saga franchise. Then all they have to do is re-assemble its busy ensemble.
Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler's Wife) directed RED, which co-starred Karl Urban and Mary-Louise Parker.