Bruce Willis fronted pensioner CIA action comedy returns for a third outing
Red centers on a former black-ops CIA agent, Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) who is finding it terribly difficult to adjust to retired life.
Red 2 hasn't come out yet, so the fact that studio execs are willing to fork out for Red 3 suggests they're confident the sequel will be as big a success as the first film, which made almost 200 million dollars internationally.
They've obviously decided they have a winning formula, as the same scribes who penned the first two films, Jon Hoeber and Eric Hoeber, have been signed to write the third. The first two films have kept the same cast - Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker, but augmented this with the addition of stars Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The Red series was originally based on the comic miniseries of the same name by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner.