According to Variety, actor Mogran Freeman (The Dark Knight) is in negotiations alongside actor Bruce Willis with Summit Entertainment (Twilight) to star in the film adaptation of Warren Ellis’ “Red,” a mini-series published originally in 2003 and 2004 by DC/Wildstorm, concerns a former CIA agent living in relative obscurity until an assassin attempts to murder him.
In addition, Variety reports that “…Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing with DC executive Gregory Noveck serving as executive producer. Brothers Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber are penning the script.”
Summit Entertainment optioned “Red” last June. This deal is notable because it is the first time a DC Comics property was optioned outside of the Warner Bros. family of companies.
Have I read “Red?” No, but anything Morgan Freeman is slated to be star in (not that I dislike Bruce Willis) sounds like a winner to me.