There’s no denying that this July is one of the busiest, blockbuster-heavy months we’ve seen for a long time at the cinema, and it’s going to be interesting to see how high each of them soar. Without a doubt, RED 2 is one of the handful I’m looking forward to most.
Robert Schwentke’s original 2010 blockbuster was one of the funniest action-comedies we’ve seen in a long time, and the sequel is understandably something I’ve been excited about for a while now.
All that we’ve seen from the film in recent weeks and months has promised another brilliant action ride. And with just a few weeks left on the clock, Summit have released two new TV spots that set the mood wonderfully.
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.
Bruce Willis is front and centre once more as retired CIA agent, Frank Moses. And starring alongside him will be another brilliant cast, led by franchise-returners Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, and Brian Cox, and franchise-newcomers Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Lee Byung-hun, Neal McDonagh, and David Thewlis.
Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest, Fun with Dick and Jane) is directing from a script once more co-written by brothers Erich and Jon Hoeber.
RED 2 will be released in the US on July 19th, and is definitely worth seeking out later this month. Unfortunately, we’ve got slightly longer to wait before it arrives on our shores, with its UK release date set for 2nd August. But you can tell it’s going to be well worth the wait.