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Red trailer looks superb

red.jpgI have to admit the first time I wrote that title I did use the word awesome, but you can hardly blame me, there are so many good parts to the Red trailer and the biggest part is undoubtedly the dry humour that's filled with irony, sarcasm and wit, from a Hollywood film, now that's ironic.

Seriously, the trailer for Red looks great, and in no small part thanks to the superb cast of Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Richard Dreyfuss, Brian Cox, James Remar and Ernest Borgnine representing the old school and Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, and Julian McMahon representing the younger contingent.

I have to say that from the trailer the unlikely teaming of the actors chosen for the older characters is dynamite. John Malkovich looks excellent especially with his introduction and that moment cuddling the gun, Bruce Willis does the coolest stepping out of a moving vehicle moment, Helen Mirren has the best line when asked what WET work is, Morgan Freeman and Richard Dreyfuss have a touching moment, and it's great to see Borgnine.

Let's not forget the younger crew, although the only strong representation from that side in the trailer is Mary-Louise Parker who is looking sexy and dangerous at the same time. Gotta love that.

The plot is simple, the best CIA agents ever are classified RED, Retired and Extremely Dangerous, not just because they are physically dangerous, but because of what they know. When one of them is targeted by CIA agents for assassination he sets out to find the old crew and reunite them, bringing them out of retirement and going against the CIA to find out who is trying to kill them and why. It's adapted from the Warren Ellis comic book.

The trailer for Red looks fantastic and you can see it right here, or head over to Apple Trailers and catch it in Quicktime high definition.

Robert Schwentke is directing, who has had some strong thrillers in the past and has recently been attached to the remake of The Osterman Weekend, while Erich and Jon Hoeber wrote the screenplay, they previously wrote Whiteout (Filmstalker review).



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