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Morgan Freeman Joins Warren Ellis' Comic Book Movie 'Red'

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July 19, 2009

Morgan Freeman - Red

He's back again for another comic book movie. Morgan Freeman is in talks to star alongside Bruce Willis in Summit Entertainment's espionage thriller Red, based on the WildStorm/DC Comic written by Warren Ellis. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing along with DC Comics' Gregory Noveck overseeing. The screenplay was written by brothers Erich and Jon Hoeber, who also adapted Whiteout. No director has been hired (or announced yet), although I expect we'll be hearing about one fairly soon. We first wrote about this movie a year ago, so it's good to hear that it's finally moving along smoothly.

The three-issue comic series, first published in 2003, tells the story of a former black-ops CIA agent now living a quiet life in retirement until the day a high-tech assassin shows up to kill him. With his secret identity compromised and his love interest in danger, the man must reassemble his old team to figure out who is out to get them. The Hoebers' take involves the idea of an older operative set in his ways having to contend with younger agents as well as modern technology. We're not sure what character Freeman will play, but after Wanted, I just hope he's playing another villain, because I loved seeing him kick ass in that.

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  • Xerxex
    Instant gold! I mean, its Morgan f'ing Freeman that name alone means instant gold!
  • death-like
    Maybe I'm mistaken, but I think you should be careful with spoilers you write. I haven't watched 'Wanted' yet, and I believe now I know Morgan Freeman's character is a bad. Perhaps I'm wrong?
  • AprilCoolsDay
    Will Morgan Freeman play Morgan Freeman again?
  • In_rainbows
    Morgan Freeman's gonna play Lucius Fox playing Sloan playing God playing The Boss playing Morgan Freeman playing with his step-granddaughter.
  • Leonard Abel
    After Dark Knight,,,,I'm jazzed
  • Caitie
    I love Morgan Freeman, he's amazing!!!!!!! Can't wait!!!!
  • Movie Fan
    They're making a movie out of THIS? Look, I'm a big Warren Ellis fan, and I like Freeman of course, but man, really? It isn't anything special, trust me.
  • Sma
    I bet Morgan Freeman plays himself. Like all of Morgan Freeman's roles...
  • Fisherr
    Freeman owns.
  • You have the wrong plot, man. Read the comic, you're completely mistaken.

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