According to THR Dean Parisot is in final negotiations to direct the sequel to Red. The first movie, which starred Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, and Morgan Freeman as retired special ops agents, was released in 2010 and made $200m worldwide for Summit Entertainment.
Dean Parisot is said to have beat out a number of other directs for the gig. His last movie was 2005’s Fun with Dick and Jane starring Jim Carrey, and he also directed the 1999 sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest with Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman.
None of the original cast are signed for the sequel, but most if not all are expected to return. Filming is set to begin later this year after Bruce Willis has finished shooting Die Hard 5. Erich and Jon Hoeber, who wrote the script for the first film, returned for the sequel.