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'Red' Sequel In The Works, Jon & Erich Hoeber Hired To Write The Screenplay

by Kevin Jagernauth
January 17, 2011 11:16 AM
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For whatever reason, audiences in 2010 loved seeing aged movie stars play action hero. Sylvester Stallone scored a huge hit with "The Expendables" a movie sold as a riff on dumb '80s action movies that was actually just a dumb '80s action movie. And two months later, "Red" scored big at the box office too, as audiences wanted to see Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren kick some ass. In our opinion, that film was also a letdown, leaving us wondering how Robert Schwentke gained so much late summer hype based on early word from a film was tonally inconsistent and far too long for what it was. But hey, box office numbers speak and it's no surprise that a sequel is in the works.

Collider reports that the Jon and Erich Hoeber, who wrote "Red" and the upcoming "Battleship" and the Sam Worthington thriller "Man On A Ledge," have been hired by Summit to write a sequel. Obviously, it's too early to for details on what the plot might revolve around, but the premise of "Red" is certainly open enough that a sequel isn't an outrageous idea, it's just simply one we're not overly excited for.

For us, if the sequel can play up the more ridiculous and fun aspects of the first film and toss out the serious tone of the second half of the picture that marred the good time vibe, it could be some decent mindless entertainment. At any rate, please bring back Mary-Louise Parker who was the best thing about "Red" hands down. Of course, nothing is official until a script is turned in that makes everyone happy, but we presume that once that happens, things will start moving very quickly.

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4 Comments

  • padre | April 18, 2012 3:19 PMReply

    RED was awesome, and despite being shot to look like a TV movie of the week, was one of the most entertaining movies of the year. It was filled with cool people being cool and badass and funny and COOL. Good job Hoeber brothers!

  • You Suck | April 18, 2012 2:06 PMReply

    The movies were let downs? Sorry they can't be as exciting and emotional as Twilight. Stick with the romantic comedies you putz.

  • Sharon Stephens | January 31, 2011 6:00 AMReply

    I believe that Steve martin could be serious in a funny way as well. I just saw the movie and i loved it. It is always refreshing when the good guys get to kick asssssss

  • rodie | January 18, 2011 5:23 AMReply

    Please get Michael Caine to play a retired MI6 agent in this sequel. That would be badass and hilarious.

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