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Summit Hires Writers Jon and Erich Hoeber to Pen 'RED' Sequel

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January 17, 2011
Source: Collider

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Though it may not have won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy/Musical last night, Summit Entertainment's action comedy RED is far from a failure having raked in over $160 million worldwide. Since the studio is keen on spawning a new franchise as their precious Twilight Saga inches closer to the end, it's no surprise that Collider learned Summit has just brought back sibling writers Jon & Erich Hoeber to write a sequel to the successful action comedy. But the real question is whether Summit will be able to bring back Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich to try and capture the same magic.

Obviously since the writers have just been hired there's no word on a plot or even a logline for the film yet. Obviously since the film showed the results of a quick mission in the closing moments of the film, there's plenty of opportunities to bring this team back together for more. And while the film is based on Warren Ellis' comic books, Robert Schwentke's take is definitely a departure from the source material in many ways, so there's no telling where the sequel could go next. It also remains to be seen whether Schwentke would return for the sequel as well. There's plenty of details to figure out, but a sequel to RED definitely has potential. What do you think?

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  • RoosterCogburn
    I would watch a sequel to RED
  • Ron
    Although it did have a few laughs, I am not sure it was worthy enough for a sequel.
  • Anonymous
    I enjoyed RED. I would watch a sequel.
  • Ben
    *spoiler* well they wouldn't need to get Freeman back... I would love a sequel, it was lots of fun!
  • Anonymous
    RED was awesome...by far the past year's best investment of my movie-going buck. As long as the sequel is as smart and funny as the original, I'm in.
  • RSOLOLA89
    WHAT? THIS MOVIE FUCKING SUCKS SUMMIT IS WASTING ALL OF THAT MONEY ON THIS TRASH. CAN'T FUCKING BELIEVE THIS
  • Cody W.
    First one was fun as hell, so down for a sequel.
  • Anonymous
    i liked red too. but is that worldwide figure of 160 million right? i remember hearing "the golden compass" was considered a failure due to it "only" making around a 100 mill in the states and 300 mill worldwide.......so how is 160 mil a success and 400 mil a failure?........... and look at how many bad movies have been made and greenlit in the last 2 years yet it's takent that long to just get the hobbit movies off the ground -it's hard to figure studios
  • uberman
    I couldnt wait to skip the first one, and now I am super excited for the opportunity to miss this one as well.
  • http://twitter.com/woodge woodge
    I hope they bring back Mary-Louise Parker. Love her.
  • voodoo2
    Put me down for a ticket to a Red sequel too.
  • jjboldt
    Really liked RED thanks to the actors. So I'm in on a sequel but unless I missed something, not sure how Freeman comes back.
  • http://twitter.com/A5J4DX A5J4DX
    nice not bad cannot wait to see what they do :D

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