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The RED Sequel Gets Writers

Merrick here...

We recently got word (more like a confirmation, really) that Bruce Willis looks to be a part of THE EXPENDABLES sequel (HERE).  Now comes word that another recent Willis success is targeting a follow-up as well.  

Collider says that Summit Entertainment has hired Jon and Erich Hoeber, writers of RED, to draft a sequel for that film (which itself was based on a graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner).  As Collider properly notes, hiring someone to write a script is a long way to putting a full-fledged production into motion, but it's a meaningful first step.

RED grossed north of $164 million globally off of an approximately $60 million budget (it may actually have been a little more, or a bit less, depending on who you listen to) - not counting whatever it'll pull down on Blu-Ray and DVD when it hits home video next week. 

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  • Jan. 18, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST


    by D o o d


  • Jan. 18, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Will Willis sleepwalk through this too??

    by john

    The guy needs to pull the finger out. Cunt's gotten complacent.

  • I know people have varying opinions about each and every installment of Die Hard, but I liked all of them. I coulda done without Justin "Shia lite" Long in Die Hard 4, but at least that fliq introduced me to my girl crush Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    RED was pretty awful.


    One of the worst movies I saw last year. I can't believe so many people liked it.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Red was terrible

    by lostboytexas

    I'm trapped in some parallel universe where shit movies get sequels!

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    tame not lame

    by greyspecter

    Compared to some of the fare these days, Red was good fun. nothing earth-shattering or extraordinary, but a pleasant diversion. Don't understand the hate for it.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    The Losers > RED

    by Dharma4


  • Jan. 18, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    I paid $5 to see Red at a matinee

    by BillEmic

    and I still yawned my way through it. I love Brucie but people are right, he needs to try a bit harder...

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Agreed. No thrills and few laughs in Red.

    by Pop_aristocrat

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    count me as one of the people that liked Red...

    by soup74

    but i watched a bootleg, so my opinion shouldn't count.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    RED: The Story Of The Tampax Tampon Empire

    by PleaseWipeMyAss


  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Red was just mediocre

    by MattmanReturns

    Not bad or good. I would've preferred bad, actually. Made me sleepy.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    I wish they had kept the orginal name of RED

    by Redhead_Redemption

    "Generic Comedy action movie"

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    Morgan freeman was funny when we first saw him. and looked a riot in that suit. RED was a very strangely edited movie.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Jesus, where'd all this RED hate come from?

    by Darkman

    Seriously. Are you people allergic to fun or something?

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST


    by dynamicb

    How does crap like this movie get a sequel? They better be talking DTV because this film was just way underwhelming and all of the actors phoned their performances in with the exception of Karl Urban.

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Cop Out 2?

    by professorjack

    so many unanswered questions in the 1st one

  • Jan. 18, 2011, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Title suggestions for the sequel:

    by Triple_J_72

    Red 2: Full Tint More Red Redder Shade Of Red Ultra Red Reddish Big Red Blood Red Raspberry Red Red Is The New Red ...Yeah OK I guess I'm done now

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 12:44 a.m. CST

    I enjoyed watching Red

    by eveelcapitalist

    I paid for my ticket, I saw the movie, it was fun to watch once. Exactly once. Not twice. Once. Nor would I say it was good enough to merit a sequel. One was enough. Not two. One. That's all. That's enough. No more. Done. Fini. Please, for all that is good and holy, stop there!

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Crap comic book, mediocre movie

    by keybored

    as to a sequel, I'll file it under "God works in mysterious ways"

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Red high and lows

    by filmguy55

    Red was a fun action comedy. The high- John Malkovich stole the movie he played crazy over the top and it was fantastic fun. The low too little of the gun toting sexy mature performance of Helen Mirren.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 8 a.m. CST

    Red was shit

    by ratpack223

    Surprised to see they hire someone to write a sequel. It didn't do too well moneywise.

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 8:03 a.m. CST

    I liked it! Can I get an AAAAAMEN!!!!

    by Big_Bubbaloola

    *holds hands aloft* *tumble weed* *chirp* *chirp* Oooook, i'll get me coat then.......

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST

    More Borgnine, please.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Jan. 19, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Amen! Amen!

    by Darkman

    That's two from me, bubbaloola. <br><br> And RED grossed $90mil domestic against a $58mil budget. I'm no mathematician, but I think qualifies as a hit. <br><br> Also, shouldn't we be rejoicing that Summit is supporting a franchise that *doesn't* involve sparkling vampires?