Collider reports that Summit Entertainment has re-hired Jon and Erich Hoeber to write the screenplay for a Red sequel. The duo also wrote the upcoming Battleship movie and Sam Worthington’s Man on a Ledge.
Red was released back in October and made $164 million worldwide, which isn’t a whole lot compared to most movies, but with a budget of $58 million it made a nice profit for the studio. The movie is also Summit’s most successfull non-Twilight movie so you can see where the incentive comes from to make another.
A sequel would really only work if Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and the rest of the main cast return, which is unknown at this point. The fact that Summit are working on the script doesn’t mean we are definitely getting a sequel, but if things work out we may end up getting one.
Director Robert Schwentke was considered to direct The Wolverine for 20th Century Fox following the success of Red, and he is currently waiting to see what’s happening with Ryan Reynolds before moving ahead with cop comedy R.I.P.D., so he may be free to return.
Would you be interested in a Red sequel? If so, which outrageous weapon should Helen Mirren wield next?