Red 3 is already in the works over at Summit Entertainment.
It doesn’t really matter that the sequel to the 2010 Bruce Willis action flick hasn’t hit theaters yet. Producers of the franchise are so sure the movie will make a mint at the box office that they’re already hard at work on the third installment.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, sibling writers Jon and Erich Hoeber are already putting together a script for Red 3. The second sequel will be produced by Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian.
Although the next entry in the action-packed series is already in the works, apparently producers have yet to strike any deals with the actors. However, there’s a very strong possibility that Bruce Willis will return for another go-around.
Strong test results for Red 2 prompted Summit Entertainment to move forward with the project. Unless the film flops like a dead fish at the box office this summer, production on Red 3 could begin as early as next January.
Based on the comic books by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, the 2010 adaptation proved to be quite popular with moviegoers. By the time the flick left theaters, it had amassed $199 million worldwide. On a budget of $58 million, that’s actually not too shabby.
Red 2 is expected to arrive in theaters across North America on July 19. In addition to Bruce Willis, director Dean Parisot’s sequel stars John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Anthony Hopkins.
The film is officially described as follows:
“Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world-and stay alive in the process.”
What do you think about Summit Entertainment moving forward with Red 3?