Coming soon from Summit Entertainment and DC Comics is RED, an explosive action-comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. The film is a live action adaptation of the 2003 comic book mini-series of the same name by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, and looks awesome (if the trailer currently being shown in theaters is any indication of how good the film truly is).
Then again, any film with a cast that includes Willis, Freeman, Malkovich, Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker and Karl Urban better be good! The Blot’s particularly excited about this film because I really enjoyed the source material. Ellis is a comic book writing legend, and Hamner is one of my all time favorite artists. In fact, one of three pieces of original comic book artwork I own was drawn by Cully and is proudly displayed in my house.
For those of you unfamiliar with the RED comic books, here is the film’s official synopsis: Frank (Willis), Joe (Freeman), Marvin (Malkovich) and Victoria (Mirren) used to be the CIA’s top agents, but the secrets they know just made them the Agency’s top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.
RED is scheduled to premiere in theaters on October 15, 2010.