Bruce Willis’ Red to get an action-packed sequel

Writers hired to pen script

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Comic book action movie Red is set to receive the sequel treatment, with screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber hired to pen a follow-up script.

The first film took an impressive $164m at the worldwide box office, and earned itself a nomination at the Golden Globes this year for Best Motion Picture (Comedy Or Musical).

Collider’s sources revealed the deal, though the site cautions that hiring writers for a script isn’t the same as giving a project a green light – studio Summit will have to like the screenplay before they turn any bulbs on.

Considering how much fun the first film was – mostly thanks to the chemistry of its cast – there’s definitely room for more. Though there is a worry that a sequel could stretch the material too thin.

Clearly, key to a follow-up would be re-uniting stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich for another old-timers romp.

If Jon and Erich Hoeber’s work on the first Red is anything to go by, Red 2 should be both explosive and entertaining. With Helen Mirren looking awesome firing a machine gun.

Do we need another Red? Or has the concept played itself out? Sound off below...

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    • Aberskene

      Jan 18th 2011, 12:32

      Didn't Morgan Freemans character die in the first film?! Will be hard to get him back for the sequel!

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    • TheEnigma

      Jan 18th 2011, 13:05

      Great movie, great cast, great idea 2 pop out a sequel.. They could do a prequel if they really wanna bring freeman back (cuz his chemistry with Willis was golden)...

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 20th 2011, 4:12

      Thanks for that Aberskene, I haven't seen the movie yet. Oh btw you should now address Bruce Willis as Ashton Kutcher's dad.

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    • flashfanatic1

      Jan 20th 2011, 10:03

      Aberskene's right unless it's a sequel there's no way Morgan's going to be in it, unless his character had a twin brother? like they've never done that before City Slickers2 anyone.

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