Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables may have been the most-hyped action movie of 2010 to star an ensemble cast of aging actors, but it wasn't the only movie of the sort that year, nor the most successful. Director Robert Schwentke's RED, which opened just two months after The Expendables and starred veteran actors Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, and Dame Helen Mirren, managed to net slightly more than Stallone's flick when taking into account its smaller budget.
Summit Entertainment didn't waste much time mulling over whether or not the movie's success warranted a follow-up, hiring RED screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber to pen a sequel only three months after RED debuted in theaters, but there's been very little news about RED 2 in the year-plus since the duo was hired. Schwentke filled up his schedule with other movies while waiting for RED 2 to get the green light, but Variety has reported that Summit is in "final negotiations" with Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot to take the helm of the sequel. more about RED >> Posted 02.18.12 by BrentJS