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RED Sure Does Look Cool...

Merrick here...
A new trailer for RED has gone online. Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Richard Dreyfuss, Karl Urban, Mary Louise Parker, and (!?!?) Ernest Borgnine and James Remar (!?!?) Bruce getting out of that cop the coolest, OTT manly-man thing I've seen on-screen in quite a while - although I think the gag would work a bit better without the slow-mo.


Remar, by the way, was originally cast as Hicks in ALIENS and was subsequently replaced by Michael Biehn. The film is based on the Warren Ellis/Cully Hamner graphic novel of the same name (available HERE). Yes, this should've been posted yesterday. It wasn't, but now it is. And it's awesome. So there.
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  • July 23, 2010, 10 a.m. CST


    by billF

    Very cool

  • July 23, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Helen Mirren + Huge Gatlin Gun =

    by professor murder

    Holy Hell!

  • July 23, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Karl Urban as Banner!!!!

    by rightarm4Rosario

    Karl Urban should definitely head up a cast for an upcoming action flick. Maybe they'll give him a role in a Marvel film. He would've been an awesome Bruce Banner

  • July 23, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Mary Louise Parker doesn't get a mention?

    by BetterCallSaul

    She's a certified MILF

  • July 23, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Not that I swing that way, but...

    by blackwood

    Apparently there are pics of Helen Mirren in a bikini, and Holy Hell indeed.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Quicktime can fuck off

    by BadlyDubbedPorn

    I'll wait for a youtube one, I'm a lazy, lazy man.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Mary Louise in a mini...

    by Toby Wan

    Hot as fuck. That is all.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Not worth putting on Quicktime.

    by cookylamoo

    And having it harass you constantly with Apple products.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Look, I appreciate how much time goes into FX...

    by Flibbertygibbet

    but they may need to spend a little more on the scene with Willis getting out of the car. Woah, that's bad! Rest of the film looks fun though.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Rebecca Pidgeon?! Was that her? Impossible!

    by CreasyBear

    (Wait, did Mamet write this?)

  • July 23, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Ernest Borgnine...I'm there.

    by BubbaDestructo

    The man rocks.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Isn't Willis a bit too young to play retired?

    by AsimovLives

    Helen Mirren shooting automatic weapons, however, now that's cool! And it's good to see Malkovitch showing his funny bone more often, he's a natural for comedy. "You are a mormon, for you everybody has a drinking problem".

  • July 23, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives


  • July 23, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    This Looks Better Every Time I See It


    Ernest Borgnine? Oh, yeah.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Check Helen Mirren Out in Age of Consent


    From 1969. Awesome.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST


    by Vermifax

    I love all the Windows-bitches whining about Quicktime. Macs eases that fucking stress. Open up Safari, watch the goddamn trailer & move on!

  • July 23, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Apple products are good for one thing

    by BadlyDubbedPorn

    Cunt Indicators

  • July 23, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    It Does Look A *Little* Fake-y

    by Crow3711

    When he's getting out of the car. His leg bends just the tiniest bit too much. But its still fucking awesome. Fucking. Awesome.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST


    by butterbean

    I hope they stay as close to the source material as they can. So good. So good.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    KARL URBAN in EXPENDABLES 4: The Voyage Home

    by rightarm4Rosario

    KARL URBAN and LIAM NEESON should team up for an EXPENDABLES sequel/reboot/prequel. Featuring Marisa Tomei.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Willis out of the moving car Mirren with the book...

    by Tacom

    was BADASS. I'm checking this one out too.

  • July 23, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Yesss.. All the good movies are coming out after Summer..

    by samuraiyao

    This summer has been a shit fest of shit exploding at the multiplexes...

  • July 23, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Looks like they're back in the saddle again.

    by Squashua

    How the hell does Parker keep looking younger and hotter?

  • July 23, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Borgnine? 107-year-old Borgnine?

    by ricarleite2

    He must be dead by now

  • July 23, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Borgnine is awesome!

    by Gungan Slayer

  • July 23, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Yeah, that shot looks fake

    by henrydalton

    but the idea behind it is funny and cool. As is that trailer.

  • July 23, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Willis' CGI leg has spoiled the entire trailer.

    by davidwebb

    I kid, I kid. Dreyfuss, Borgnine, Brian Cox AND Helen Mirren. I'm totally there.

  • July 23, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Now that's a cool trailer!

    by HorrorFan81

    The first trailer was just okay. <p> But this trailer has made this film a must-see.

  • July 23, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Borgine and Remar are awesome

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    more excited about those two than any of the other cast members.

  • July 23, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Hellen Mirren Looks

    by CoffeeShopThirtysix

    HAWT with a gun. Seriously.

  • July 23, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    That was indeed Rebecca Pidgeon!

    by mortsleam

    Just another reason to see this. Maybe Mamet did an uncredited rewrite?

  • July 23, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Can't get excited

    by Decado2

    Only Hollywood can make a PG-13 movie from such a violent comic. :/ Sad to see Ellis sell out so soon. I guess we won't get any good movies from his work.

  • July 23, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Is this Cocoon, the Reboot?

    by James_Camera_On

    I'm sure Morgan Freeman plays God in some form. He always does. The only interesting thing here is Borgnine. I thought he died years ago. It would be cool if he was in bed with Helen Mirren and pulled the covers over them both and farted. Other than that, not interested.

  • July 23, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Why is the car shot in the trailer?

    by thommcg

    If the shot ain't done, just don't show it.

  • July 23, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Strays Far from Source Material (which is a good thing)

    by Oneiros71

    First trailer piqued my interest, so I picked up the graphic novel it's based on. The book is about a single retired agent marked for death and is far far far from a comedy. The book is very typical (though rather light weight) Warren Ellis fare. The movie obviously takes the title and very basic concept of the book and then goes in an entirely different direction with it. Based on the trailer alone the film is much more realized than the book which inspired it.

  • July 23, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    "originally cast as Hicks in ALIENS

    by thx185

    <p>and was subsequently replaced by Michael Biehn"</p> No, Hicks was played by Chet. Biehn played Reese. Or am I confuse

  • July 23, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST


    by Tar Heel

    Did I miss Remar in the trailer? To me he'll always be Ajax in "Warriors."

  • July 23, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    my god this looks bad

    by Rupee88

    i never read the comic but this looks painful to watch..the trailer was at least

  • July 23, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Borgnine - I thought you were dead!

    by oisin5199

    'yeah, I get that a lot.' This looks pretty darn cool. But really, they still can't say 'ass' in a movie trailer?

  • July 23, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    yeah fuck quicktime, it's on youtube

    by Rupee88

    Steve Jobs can suck it

  • July 23, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Thought you said James Roday

    by aversiontherapy2

    That would have been odd.

  • July 23, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST


    by Sailor Rip

    No. Chet was Hudson. Biehn was Hicks. And Reese was Hicks played by Biehn in The Terminator.

  • July 23, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    I hope this bombs

    by James_Camera_On

    I really do not want to be subjected to the ads and hype (It's better than Scott Pilgram!) for "Geezer Squad II: This time it's personal."

  • July 23, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Helen Mirren & Bruce Willis GOTTA EAT!!

    by Reckoner

    This looks like it could contend for worst of the year. I will quite simply never see this.

  • July 23, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Omg, I didn't even know Borgnine was still alive

    by SithMenace

    I remember watching him in Superfuzz as a kid.

  • July 23, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST


    by Canuck815

    I remember that morning show he went on recently where they asked him what his secret was to staying so healthy and he said "I masturbate a lot". Needless to say the hosts trying to tiptoe around that was hilarious in itself. Youtube that shit! It's out there.

  • July 23, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Willis with the Skinny Jeans

    by BuffDaddy

    Looks like crap. It's a superhero flick for old folks

  • July 23, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST


    by chipps

  • July 23, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I would do Helen Mirren.

    by Darth_Kaos

    That's all.

  • July 23, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Rebecca Pidgeon - World's worst actress!

    by cookylamoo

    Totally unable to reproduce human speech without sounding like she's reading. Maybe she's blowing someone besides Mamet now for parts.

  • July 23, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Im with ya Darth_Kaos. Well, not WITH ya...

    by butterbean

    Since you called her first, I'll take sloppy seconds. Quite the GILF.

  • July 23, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    by BirthSchoolWorkDeath

    "Check Helen Mirren Out in Age of Consent" This was on AMC or TCM a while back, uncut. That woman looks goddam awesome in the nude. Also glad to see Ernest Borgnine here, he's in his 90's and still active as hell. I refrain from wanting to see him naked, however.

  • July 23, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Biehn was also Coffey in Abyss.

    by mortsleam

    That always made me laugh.

  • July 23, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    the Borgnine clip

    by Bloo

    was on FOX AND FRIENDS

  • July 24, 2010, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Looks like crap

    by Bruarvatn

    It looks lame and dumb. Helen Mirren is not cool. John Malkovich is not funny. PG-action sucks. This looks like a terrible film.

  • July 24, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

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  • July 25, 2010, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Biehn was also Kyle Reece in Terminator.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • July 25, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    If this was a sequel

    by BigFatBaby

    If this was a sequel starring the same cast from 20 or 30 years earlier then this might be an interesting movie to watch. As is, it's just a pathetic attempt to make money by dropping a bunch of big names into an ultra crappy flick.

  • July 25, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    One last job...

    by BigFatBaby

    The whole "come out of retirement for one last job..." is so frakking old.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:59 a.m. CST

    This second trailer killed my enthusiasm DEAD.

    by Subtitles_Off

    You know how there all always knobs who insist - as if they know for an absolute certainty - that there are elements of comic books that will not translate to movies? They're always talking about spandex costumes and giant props - two of the things that SHOULD translate to film, if only the brilliant Auteurs making these films knew how. The two things that DON'T translate well from comic books are in every, single, fukken, comic-based movie: Glowing, sparking, pulsating, colorful energy orbs and physics-defying "wow" moments. That crappy, Zack-Snyderish, "look how cool I am!" sh!t! Like, leaping out of a spinning car and skipping past the bumper while shooting your automatic weapon. Or, a slow-motion bullet meeting a missile, just right, to detonate it in mid-air. Stupid. A cast of great actors (Ernest Borgnine!!!) instead of mush-mouthed, muscle-bound ex-wrestlers and 80s action dopes? Check. A fun, silly premise? Check. A young-punk director with his head up his ass? You betcha.

  • July 26, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    So many haters for this.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Sounds like a bunch of geeks got a look at THE EXPENDABLES in the locker room and saw how small their dicks were, so now they've got to deflect their disappointment.

  • Aug. 12, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST


    by IndianaPeach

    that looks terrible!