RED is an action, adventure, comedy directed by Robert Schwentke and staring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban and Mary-Louise Parker.
Unfortunately when you see the trailer, amusing although it is, you get the feeling you have seen this before. Lets hope there is a bit more to this than meets the eye (but there again maybe I should really shut my brain down and let it wash over)!
Director Robert Schwentke is know for last years release of the movie The Time Traveller’s Wife. He also directed the TV pilot episode of Lie to Me and is currently working on another comic book adption this time of R.I.P.D. about some undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department. R.I.P.D. is due for a 2012 release.
Official information for RED…
Based on the cult DC Comics graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer, Red is an explosive action-comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren.
Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIA’s top agents – but the secrets they know just made them the Agency’s top targets.
Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive.
To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.
US and Canada release October 15, 2010
UK release October 22, 2010
Australia and New Zealand release October 28, 2010