The sequel to Red, a comic book movie adaptation I was really surprised to enjoy, has had its first trailer released. Red (said to stand for “Retired, Extremely Dangerous”) was based on a comic by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner about retired CIA agents that have to reunite and demonstrate how they’re still incredibly competent when one of them is targeted. Here’s the trailer:
Based on this, the key actors of Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren all reappear. The writers of the first movie, Jon and Erich Hoeber, return with a new story as well as new characters played by Catharine Zeta-Jones, Byung-Hun Lee, and Anthony Hopkins. Looks like they kept the humor as well as the action! Red 2 will be directed by Dean Parisot, who made Galaxy Quest, another funny favorite of mine, and is due out August 2.