Catherine Zeta-Jones & Byung-Hun Lee Come Aboard 'RED' Sequel
by Ben Pearson
May 11, 2012
Ready for another action movie featuring old people with guns? Nope, I'm not talking about The Expendables 2. Another sequel, RED 2, is gearing up for production right now, and the movie will again feature the great cast of Bruce Willis, Mary Louise-Parker, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich for more geriatric spy adventures. Now, ComingSoon has a press release from Summit Entertainment that announces the arrival of two fresh faces to the franchise. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee (Storm Shadow from G.I. Joe) have joined the project, injecting a bit of vitality into the over-the-hill cast.
Dean Parisot will be taking over for director Robert Schwentke on RED 2, and the story follows our veteran team of retired spies as they use their old school methods to face new enemies across Europe. No word just yet on what roles Zeta-Jones and Lee will have here, but I'm hoping they'll take over for Karl Urban this time around and play villains, again pitting the young against the old (relatively speaking). I thought the first RED, based on Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer's comic, was an interesting entry into the comic book movie subgenre and while it didn't really have much to it, I thought it provided some good escapist fun. With the same writers back on board for the sequel, chances are pretty high we'll get a sequel with the same mix of humor and action that made the first film so fun. RED 2 arrives on August 2, 2013.