Summit Hires Jon and Erich Hoeber to Write "Red" Sequel

1/22/2011 Posted by Admin

Summit Hires Jon and Erich Hoeber to Write "Red" Sequel

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By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

While I don’t think everyone quite realized it, probably due to some little vampire movie put out by the studio, Summit Entertainment had a pretty nice hit last year with its action film "Red." The film grossed over $150 million worldwide, and now it looks as it that was enough to warrant a sequel.

According to Collider, Summit has hired Jon and Erich Hoeber, who adapted the first film from the comic book, to write the sequel.

The first film, which was based in Warren Ellis' comic, had a stellar cast, with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren starring as former CIA agents who are deemed "Red," as in retired, extremely dangerous. While none of the stars are yet confirmed for the sequel, chances are at least one or two of them will be returning.

Also, while the studio hasn't officially green lighted the film yet, things are starting to move in that direction considering the hiring of the duo, who also penned the upcoming Peter Berg film "Battleship."

The Hoeber's did a pretty good job on the first film, but I'm actually more intrigued to see what they did for Berg's "Battleship." That film has the potential to be one of the coolest movies ever or a huge bomb, considering its massive budget. While I think the film will do well these things can never be certain when it comes to box office success.

"Red" pleasantly surprised me and it think a sequel to the film could be even more successful than the original. If the studio digs the script, the project should get the official green light soon after.

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