As with most calendar years in Hollywood, we’re given a handful of sequels based solely on the better-than-expected acceptance of the initial film. We’ve already listed a handful of these projects we’re approaching with hesitation (including new Riddick, Insidious, 300 and Sin City films), and tonight we’ve got our first look at another, a follow-up to 2010′s Red, a film that brought in nearly $200 million at the worldwide box office.
With the original’s director Robert Schwentke out, Gravity Quest‘s Dean Parisot fills in, but unfortunately this one looks like simply more of the same. With its bland style and tired jokes, this one is sure to please the fans that turned out two years ago, but for those expecting anything more, prepare to be disappointed. Check out the trailer below for the film starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee, Brian Cox and Neal McDonough.
In RED 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, 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.
Red 2 arrives on August 2nd.
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