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‘RED 2′ trailer: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren are back

- January 18th, 2013

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This year, Bruce Willis will not only reprise John McClane in the fifth instalment of his decades-old Die Hard franchise, he’ll also be back as retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses from 2010′s RED.

The action-comedy, which was based on a Vertigo comic written by Warren Ellis, ended up being one of Willis’ biggest non-sequel hits in years. When I interviewed the actor for the film, he told me he was pleased with how the original turned out.

“I actually find myself somehow just drawn to (comic-book) movies,” he said, “because they already show up as great stories of drama and conflict.” (You can read the original interview here)

The on-set camaraderie between Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Karl Urban, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker and Richard Dreyfuss was undeniable. The Golden Globe nomination the film received a few months later was just gravy.

So it’s no surprise, really, that there’s a sequel due this summer.

RED 2 reunites stars from the first film, with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sir Anthony Hopkins joining the action.

This time, people are trying to kill Malkovich’s Marvin Boggs and the hit is out on Willis’ Moses. The settings are also a little more glamourous – Paris, Moscow and London – and the comedic timing looks spot on.

RED 2 will be based on a fresh idea written by Erich and Jon Hoeber, who wrote the script for the original RED.

The film hits theatres Aug. 2.

Are you more excited for RED 2 or Die Hard 5? Let us know in the comments.

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3 comments

  1. James | January 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Quite the cast. It’s like the Expendables franchise, only the writing is smart.

  2. Mike | January 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I can’t wait. These actors are so good in this !

  3. DP | January 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Malkovich, the guy is excellent at any role, so long as it requires a character detached from emotion and mainstream thinking.

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