Bruce Willis in Talks for Red

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The live-action adaptation of Warren Ellis’ comic book “Red” is moving closer toward production with news from The Hollywood Reporter that Bruce Willis is currently in talks to play the lead in the spy/action movie. The talk has been going on for a while, apparently, and Willis’ people have made a counter offer to the producers at Summit Entertainment. So it sounds like he’s definitely interested, and the producers should say Yes, because Willis in the role is perfect casting.

Says THR:

In “Red,” Willis would portray a former black-ops agent who has gone into retirement but is forced back into action when a high-tech assassin comes a-callin’ to threaten him and his girlfriend. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing, and Erich and Jon Hoeber are writing the screenplay, which is based on the WildStorm/DC Comic.

Tell me that’s not a role Willis was born to play, especially in recent years. It’s basically the role he played in the last “Die Hard” movie, to be honest with you, so Willis and a “Red” movie should be a perfect fit.

If Willis does sign on the dotted line, word is “Lethal Weapon’s” Richard Donner is on the top of the list to helm the flick. Donner and Willis last worked together on the actioner “16 Blocks”.

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  • http://myspace.com/hulksmashnow HulkSmashNow

    How is the character in “Red” anything like Det. John McClane?

  • http://myspace.com/hulksmashnow HulkSmashNow

    How is the character in “Red” anything like Det. John McClane?

  • http://myspace.com/hulksmashnow HulkSmashNow

    How is the character in “Red” anything like Det. John McClane?

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Old school spook vs. younger high-tech spooks. That’s basically the plot of “Live Free or Die Hard”.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    Old school spook vs. younger high-tech spooks. That’s basically the plot of “Live Free or Die Hard”.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

    Old school spook vs. younger high-tech spooks. That’s basically the plot of “Live Free or Die Hard”.

  • kaine

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  • kaine

    it is being shot in uxbridge ontario the star trasilers are paarked there i got to meet bruce willis today is f2buary 8

  • kaine

    it is being shot in uxbridge ontario the star trasilers are paarked there i got to meet bruce willis today is f2buary 8