Freeman, Willis, Mirren paint Toronto 'Red'

Robert Schwentke directs comic book adaptation

TORONTO -- Summit Entertainment's comic book adaptation "Red," starring Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren has landed in Toronto for a winter shoot.

The thriller, produced under Lorenzo di Bonaventura's production banner and directed by Robert Schwentke, is booked into Showline Studios from Jan. 11 to March 8.

"Red" is based on the original WildStorm/DC Comics comic book series written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Cully Hamner. Writing partners and brothers Erich and Jon Hoeber penned the screenplay for Summit about a former black-ops CIA agent called out of a quiet retirement to pursue a hi-tech assassin out to kill him.

Schwentke was last in Toronto in 2007 to shoot "The Time Traveller's Wife."