Red 3 in the Works

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preview-new-poster-for-red-2-brings-the-gang-togetherThe release of Red 2 is still over a month away and Summit is hoping the sequel can capture the same success that its predecessor did at the box office. The first film was a bit of a surprise to many, giving viewers a great combination of action and comedy, topped off with a group of excellent veteran actors like Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Brian Cox and Richard Dreyfuss. Add to that the action skills of Bruce Willis and the quirky style of John Malkovich and you have a winning formula. The film raked in an impressive $199 million at the world wide box office and $90 million domestically.

Word has come that Summit Entertainment has brought on Jon and Erich Hoeber to pen a third film in the action franchise. The duo is credited for penning the script for the first two films in the franchise. Red 2 sees Bruce Willis return as a retired Black-Ops agent re-teaming with his compatriots to take on a new threat. The film also acquired a few new recruits like Sir Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as well as GI Joe: Retaliation star Byung hun Lee.

No deals have been made with cast members yet, but word is that if the script is received well, production could begin as early as January 2014. So far, Red 2 has tested extremely well and judging by the trailers we’ve seen, the film should be on par with the first film. You can catch Red 2 in theaters July 19th.

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Source : The Hollywood Reporter