rubie Posted May 13, 2012 Share Posted May 13, 2012 Retired Extremely Dangerous (2013) RED 2 Genre: Action/Comedy/Adventure/Sequel Directed by: Dean Parisot Written by: Erich and Jon Hoeber Starring: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byunghun Lee Producer: Lorenzo DiBonaventura and Mark Vahradian (DiBonaventura Pictures) Distributed by: Summit Entertainment Movie Release: August 2, 2013 Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee Join Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, and Mary-Louise Parker in RED 2 by Adam Chitwood collider.com While we recently learned that Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot would be taking the helm of Red 2 (the sequel to the 2010 hit Red), we still didn’t know which original cast members would be returning for the follow-up. Well Summit has made one big casting announcement today, confirming that Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, and Mary-Louise Parker will be reprising their roles from the first film alongside newcomers Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee. The story for the follow-up will find the team of retired CIA operatives taking on a new set of enemies all across Europe. The nature of Zeta-Jones’ role isn’t disclosed, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she plays the film’s villain. I have yet to see Red, but I love the hell out of Galaxy Quest and this is certainly an impressive cast so I’m definitely going to have to rectify that sooner rather than later.Here’s the press release: Los Angeles, CA May 10, 2012 – Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, has cast Oscar® winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (ROCK OF AGES, CHICAGO) and Byung-Hun Lee (G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA) in RED 2, the sequel to the action-comedy hit RED. The sequel also reunites Bruce Willis (THE EXPENDABLES, DIE HARD), John Malkovich (IN THE LINE OF FIRE, BURN AFTER READING), Mary-Louise Parker (WEEDS, R.I.P.D.), and Oscar winner Helen Mirren (THE QUEEN). Lionsgate International will sell the film at the upcoming Cannes film market. The project is being directed by Dean Parisot from a screenplay by Erich and Jon Hoeber, who wrote the script for the studios’ first installment of the Golden Globe® nominated film. Lorenzo DiBonaventura and Mark Vahradian will produce the film via their DiBonaventura Pictures banner. RED 2 brings back the team of retired CIA operatives as they use their old-school style to take on a new set of enemies all across Europe. The film is scheduled to be released on August 2, 2013.Erik Feig, President, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, Production, stated “We had so much fun making RED and seeing that amazing cast assembled together – and so did consumers: over $200m worldwide and the number one home entertainment rental of last year. We can’t wait to bring them back together, give them some new friends, and show they ‘still got it.’” Feig will oversee the project for the studio along with Summit Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Production, Ge ff Shaevitz. Malkovich, Parker, and Zeta-Jones are represented by WME. Willis, Mirren, and Lee are represented by CAA. Malkovich is represented by Principato-Young Entertainment. May 10, 2012Catherine Zeta-Jones And 'G.I. Joe' Star Byung Hun-Lee Join Original Cast For 'Red 2' NEWS BY OLIVER LYTTELTON blogs.indiewire.com 2010's "Red" was, on paper, one of the least likely sleeper hits of the last few years: an actioner where the average age of the cast was over 60 (and that was even allowing for relative younglings Karl Urban and Mary-Louise Parker). And yet the film, based on Warren Ellis' comic book, directed by Robert Schwentke and starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren, took a very solid $200 million worldwide on a budget that didn't break the bank, and Summit have been moving ahead with a sequel ever since. Original writer Jon and Erich Hoeber were brought back, "Galaxy Quest" and "Justified" director Dean Parisot was hired to replace Schwentke, and things have been moving along swimmingly, with a release date in August of 2013 announced a while back. And now Deadline have confirmed that the surviving members of the original principle cast will be returning, and they're bringing along a few new recruits. The site says that Willis, Mirren, Parker and John Malkovich (who played an acid-casualty spy) have all signed on the dotted line to reprise their roles in the sequel, and will be joined by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Korean megastar Byung Hun-Lee ("G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra" and its upcoming sequel, and "I Saw The Devil"). There's no exact details on the plot, other than that it'll involve the aged espionage agents fighting their way across Europe. There's no word on who the new additions will be playing, but we'd bet decent money that they're villains of some kind. It's also unclear whether some of the other actors who made it through the original alive -- namely Urban, Brian Cox and Ernest Borgnine, will be back (Freeman'a character died in the original), but we're sure it'll become clear in the coming weeks. "Red 2" will be showing you pictures of its grandkids and asking you to record "N.C.I.S" on August 2nd, 2013.Catherine Zeta-Jones & Byung-Hun Lee Join Bruce Willis, John Malkovich & Helen Mirren In 'RED 2' Source: flicksandbits.com Image from celluloidandcigaretteburns.com Summit Entertainment have today announced that Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee have been cast in ‘RED 2,’ the sequel to the 2010 action-comedy ‘RED.’ Accompanying the announcement, Summit have confirmed that Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, and Mary-Louise Parker will be reprising their roles from the the original ‘RED’ (Retired. Extremely Dangerous.). There’s currently no word on the nature of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung-Hun Lee’s respected roles, expect details regarding their characters soon. ‘RED 2′ is being directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) from a screenplay by Erich and Jon Hoeber, who wrote the script for the first installment, based in turn on a comic book by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer. ’RED 2′ brings back the team of retired CIA operatives as they use their old-school style to take on a new set of enemies all across Europe. The film is scheduled to be released on August 2nd, 2013. Erik Feig, President of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, had the following say about the sequel: “We had so much fun making RED and seeing that amazing cast assembled together – and so did consumers: over $200m worldwide and the number one home entertainment rental of last year. We can’t wait to bring them back together, give them some new friends, and show they ‘still got it.’” Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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