Now that the sparkling vampires and shirtless werewolves are almost behind us (I’m referring to the Twilight series), Summit Entertainment will have to tap into another film property to make bank. The production company plans to reunite Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman for Red 2 – a sequel to the 2010 comic-book adaptation about ex-spies coming out of retirement for some rogue mayhem.
The quartet is expected to return for the sequel, although no deals are signed and sealed. Dean Parisot, however, is in final negotiations to direct.
It’s been a few years since Parisot has been behind the director’s chair. His last directorial gig was 2005’s Fun With Dick and Jane, starring Jim Carrey. Before you cup your hand to your mouth and make a fart noise, keep in mind the CAA-repped director is also known for helming 1999’s action comedy Galaxy Quest. I think most nerds would give that film a thumbs up.
While Red barely delivered on it’s ideology of “You’re never too old for mayhem”, much of the enjoyment came from seeing veteran/fan-favorite actors thoroughly embody cartoon-like characters. So, I wouldn’t mind seeing this crew come around again for a little more light-hearted violence. Parisot seems viable enough to make a entertaining follow-up to G-Men going wild.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter