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