7:52pm PT by Borys Kit
'Red 2' to be Directed by Dean Parisot
Dean Parisot is in final negotiations to direct the sequel to Summit¹s hit
action movie Red.
Red saw Bruce Willis lead a cast that included Helen Mirren, John Malkovich,
and Morgan Freeman, among others, as over-the-hill special ops agents forced
out of retirement.
The quartet is expected to return although no deals are signed and sealed.
Robert Schwentke directed the first movie, which hit theatres in the fall
2010 and grossed almost $200 million worldwide. The movie gave Summit
another franchise on top of its Twilight Saga movies and showed the
still-strong viability of older actors such as Willis.
Erich and Jon Hoeber, who wrote the script for the first installment, wrote
the script for the sequel.
Summit, which has been bought by Lionsgate, is eyeing a start later in the
year, most likely after Willis shoots Die Hard 5.
Parisot, who last directed 2005¹s Fun With Dick and Jane, beat out several
other directors for the gig. The CAA-repped director is best known for
helming 1999¹s action comedy Galaxy Quest.