‘RED 2′ Teaser Trailer: Willis, Mirren and Malkovich Are Back & Deadlier Than Ever

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After the unexpected success of RED back in 2010 ($186 million on a $58 million budget), it was only natural that Summit Entertainment would want to re-captilize on a good thing – hence why you’re seeing the first teaser trailer for the sequel film, RED 2.

Back are our favorite “Retired, Extremely Dangerous” operatives, Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), the eccentric Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich), the insatiable Victoria (Helen Mirren), along with Frank’s fish-out-of-water girlfriend, Sarah (Mary Louise Parker). Gone, however, is director Robert Schwentke, who is currently attempting to once again transform a somewhat obscure comic book title into a hit feature film with R.I.P.D., which will be in theaters later this year.

Replacing Schwentke at the helm is Dean Parisot, who directed the Stark Trek-skewering cult-fave comedy, Galaxy Quest. Given that association, and the fact that RED writers Erich and Jon Hoeber are back to script the sequel, it’s easy to say that RED 2 is going to be everything that the first film was in terms of humor and overall tone. This first teaser trailer is certainly trying to sell fans on that fact…


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Adapted from the three-issue comic book miniseries by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer, the first RED film fully covered the story told in the source material. That means this sequel is going “off the reservation,” so to speak; meaning we could be in store for much more of a “studio franchise picture,” rather than the focused interpretation of a well-written comic book.

Then again, the first film certainly took some considerable liberties with the source material and still managed to establish a voice all its own, so the sequel is by no means doomed by the fact that its “inspiration” has run out.

The real worry this teaser raises is that RED 2 could be the next Hangover 2 in the sense that the story – Frank’s retirement being interrupted by shadowy agency types trying to kill him – is pretty close to being a re-tread of the first film. Hopefully subsequent trailers will help differentiate the follow-up.

RED 2 will be in theaters on August 2, 2013.

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  1. It looks like it could be a worthwhile time at the movies, just like the first one, so I’m sold. I just hope that it’s not a rehash of the first movie… that would be disappointing. But only time will tell.

  2. Looks like a blast just like the first one look forward to it

  3. Cant wait! first one was really good. just wish Karl Urban and Brian Coxx were coming back.

    • Oth really good in the first one

  4. Die Hard 6?

  5. i loved the first red!! weres carl urban tho? he was pretty sick in first one.

  6. Might see this, look like some fun.

  7. Holy Crap Bruce Willis is like 60 and he is still kicking ass. Dude looks great, talk about aging gracefully.

  8. Stark Trek??

    Flip, RDJ is everywhere at the mo. (^-^)

  9. I can’t wait to see RED 2. I saw the first in lieu of my bachelor party being held at strip club. Instead, saw an awesome movie preceded by and followed by a few drinks.

    And Kofi, if you don’t start writing a Stark Trek screenplay…I will.

  10. No Karl Urban. No Brian Cox. Catherine Zeta Jones?

    No, no & NO!

    BTW, STARK Trek skewering?

  11. i think it is great to make a sequel to red and i hope it will be the best.

  12. Fun spy movies, well done!

  13. Well blended spy movies with humor and fun.