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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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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

I would watch a sequel to RED

RoosterCogburn on Jan 18, 2011

2

Although it did have a few laughs, I am not sure it was worthy enough for a sequel.

Ron on Jan 18, 2011

3

I enjoyed RED. I would watch a sequel.

Anonymous on Jan 18, 2011

4

*spoiler* well they wouldn't need to get Freeman back... I would love a sequel, it was lots of fun!

Ben on Jan 18, 2011

5

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.

Anonymous on Jan 18, 2011

6

WHAT? THIS MOVIE FUCKING SUCKS SUMMIT IS WASTING ALL OF THAT MONEY ON THIS TRASH. CAN'T FUCKING BELIEVE THIS

RSOLOLA89 on Jan 18, 2011

7

First one was fun as hell, so down for a sequel.

Cody W. on Jan 18, 2011

8

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

Anonymous on Jan 18, 2011

9

I couldnt wait to skip the first one, and now I am super excited for the opportunity to miss this one as well.

uberman on Jan 18, 2011

10

I hope they bring back Mary-Louise Parker. Love her.

woodge on Jan 18, 2011

11

Put me down for a ticket to a Red sequel too.

voodoo2 on Jan 19, 2011

12

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.

jjboldt on Jan 19, 2011

13

nice not bad cannot wait to see what they do 😀

A5J4DX on Jan 29, 2011

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