A sequel to Red is coming, and now it looks like Dean Parisot will be directing. I guess this time they’re retired and more extremely dangerous.
In 1999, Dean Parisot directed Galaxy Quest, quite possibly one of the best movies ever made, his latest project will be the follow up to Red. According to THR the director is now in the final negotiations to helm the follow up.
The original film came out in fall 2010 and was directed by Robert Schwentke and made about $200 million worldwide. Writers Erich and Jon Hoeber will be returning for the sequel along with the cast expected as well.
Bruce Willis starred in the first film along with Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman on a team of older special ops agents that were forced out of retirement. The four actors are all expected to come back for the sequel, but no deals have currently been signed.
Willis is set to shoot Die Hard 5 sometime this year, and Summit is planning on starting production right after that, most likely much later in the year. Summit was recently bought by Lionsgate, and has proven that older actors could still be used to make a strong franchise. Summit’s biggest money maker is the Twilight series.
Parisot’s most recent directing project was Fun With Dick and Jane in 2005. While there were other directors being looked at for the spot, he was the one that came away the victor of Red.