Yahoo have released the welcomely funny trailer for Red (Oct, Summit) based on Warren Ellis’ Wildstorm comic that shares the same ‘graphic action/comedy in a real world setting’ gene as The Losers and Wanted. It’s a post-Mark Millar comic book movie, if you will.
Red most definitely carries the tone that The A-Team should have been gunning for and out of all the similar themed movies this year (you can chuck in The Expendables too) – this looks like the funnest version of getting the band back together for one last job against their former friends/employers who have betrayed them.
Bruce Willis stars as Bruce Willis retired CIA agent Frank Moses whose former bosses have targeted him for assassination. In a bid to protect himself and the woman he loves (Mary Louise-Parker), Moses assembles his old team (Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich) for one last gig.
Watch below to see what Up would have been like with Bruce Willis (someone just HAS to do that parody mashup), Helen Mirren firing an automatic weapon, Morgan Freeman punching the bejseus out of Richard Dreyfuss and John Malkovich in an almost sequel to his Burn After Reading ex-CIA agent…
If those names weren’t enough… there’s also Brian Cox, Karl Urban, Julian McMahon and Ernest f***ing Borgnine in this thing!
Director Robert Schwentke (Flightplan, Time Traveler’s Wife) is actually a way better helmer than the material that has been thrown his way in the past, and finally he is getting to grips with something that is worthy of his talents and his direction looks assured, and his action composed and tight.
Red hits theaters in October and I’ll definitely be catching this one. I just wish they would change the title. Red, as far as I can tell, has little impact on the film and I just wonder if it’s the kind of title that will do it harm at the box office.