'Galaxy Quest' Director Dean Parisot Set for Summit's 'RED' Sequel
by Alex Billington
February 17, 2012
Well isn't this a bit of interesting news to end the week. THR's Heat Vision is reporting that director Dean Parisot is now in "final negotiations" to direct the sequel to Summit's 2010 action hit RED, based on the WildStorm comic mini-series. Parisot last directed Fun with Dick and Jane in 2005, as well as Galaxy Quest in 1999 before that, but has been mostly active only on TV since. THR says it's likely, even expected, that actors Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman will all be returning, but nothing has been signed or set yet. Though the writers, Erich & Jon Hoeber, are definitely back working on a script.
Details are just coming together on this sequel, but it sound like this is a big step forward if they've found a director they like enough to sign on in final negotiations. I'm very curious to see what Parisot has been up to and if he can bring some unique flair to this sequel, since I honestly thought the first RED was somewhat forgettable mindless action. THR states that Summit, which was recently bought by Lionsgate, is "eying a production start later in the year, most likely after Willis shoots Die Hard 5." Action and more action for Bruce Willis coming up in 2012, and 2013 for that matter, whenever we'll see this arrive. RED, standing for Retired-Extremely-Dangerous, was originally based on a comic mini-series by Warren Ellis and artist Cully Hamner published in 2003, though by now I'm sure they're coming up with their own story for the sequel.
Spoiler Alert: How is Morgan Freeman going to be "returning" in the sequel? I mean, the man is God half the time, but still...
Scotty97 on Feb 17, 2012
hahahaha I see what you did there. Maybe in flashbacks?
Chris Amaya on Feb 17, 2012
I predicted that its was Mirren's character who had shot him. It has been shown that she is able to shoot a person and not kill them but fool all around to think they are dead and she did have him in her sights with a rifle. And the fact you never clearly see anything when the incident happens makes it highly plausible that there was more going on and that Freeman's character is still alive
Tyaxle on Feb 19, 2012
True. I do recall Freeman's Character having cancer, but being a resiliant survivor. Him "surviving" without question may just add to his resilience. Just a thought. I'd be happy to see him back. Tyaxle's Mirren sniper theory would explain a lot too.
Solo_Calrissian on Feb 20, 2012
I absolutely loved RED, but I'm a little worried with having this guy. Especially with that... Impressive.. Ugh no... List of really bad movies. Let's hope they deliver if they absolutely MUST make a sequel.
Merc on Feb 18, 2012
That's a big YES to a RED sequel - but if they forget Mary Louise Parker as Bruce Willis' love interest, you can FORGET IT!!!
moose on Feb 18, 2012
She almost killed the fun in that movie.
Derp on Feb 20, 2012
aw man...he's going to kill everybody.....
Jericho on Feb 18, 2012
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