Summit Entertainment has released the full theatrical trailer for RED, the studio’s upcoming adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s comic book miniseries.
The film is directed by Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler’s Wife) from a screenplay by Jon and Erich Hoeber (Whiteout) and features an incredible cast that includes Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Julian McMahon, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Dreyfuss, Brian Cox, Karl Urban and James Remar.
The movie tells the story of a former CIA agent (Willis) whose retirement is interrupted when an assassin shows up with the intent to kill him. In order to survive and get to the bottom of a government conspiracy, he must assemble his old team (Freeman, Malkovich and Mirren).
This movie looks 100 percent better than it has any right being. A great combination of talented character actors, fun action set pieces and some genuinely humorous banter gives me high hopes for the film. On the other hand, the presence of Schwentke as director and the Hoeber brothers on the script does give me pause. I am willing, though, to forget my dislike for the filmmakers’ past projects due to the fact that the film is adapted from a comic book by Warren Ellis, one of the most consistently entertaining writers working today.
I haven’t read RED myself but I have heard that the trailer give the impression that the movie won’t be too similar to its source material. Let’s hope that this is a case like of a film being wildly different than it’s comic book counterpart yet remaining a fun ride — much like Timur Bekmambetov’s Wanted.
You can click here to watch the trailer in high definition or view it below:
Robert Saucedo is an avid movie watcher with seriously poor sleeping habits. The Mikey from Life cereal of film fans, Robert will watch just about anything — good, bad or ugly. He has written about film for newspapers, radio and online for the last 10 years. This has taken a toll on his sanity — of that you can be sure. Follow him on Twitter at @robsaucedo2500.