Summit Entertainment 2010 Preview: Red, Eclipse, The Ghost Writer

Summit Entertainment has released a preview for their 2010 slate, and of course, “Eclipse”, the second part of the “Twilight Saga” series, will be of most interest to people. For my money, though, Bruce Willis’ comic book actioner “Red” is also worth taking a look at. Fresh images from Summit’s 2010 movie, including official synopsis, below.

“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”: Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone and Dakota Fanning

Based on the Novel “Eclipse” by Stephenie Meyer / Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg

Directed by David Slade

In ECLIPSE, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.

U.S. release via Summit Entertainment, June 30, 2010.


“The Ghostwriter”: Starring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams, Tom Wilkinson, Timonthy Hutton, and Eli Wallach

Written by Roman Poslanki and Robert HarrisPoslanki

Directed by Roman Polanski

When a successful British ghostwriter, THE GHOST, agrees to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister ADAM LANG, his agent assures him it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. But the project seems doomed from the start—not least because his predecessor on the project, Lang’s long-term aide, died in an unfortunate accident.

The Ghost flies out to work on the project, in the middle of winter, to an oceanfront house on an island off the U.S. Eastern seaboard. But the day after he arrives, a former British cabinet minister accuses Lang of authorizing the illegal seizure of suspected terrorists and handing them over for torture by the CIA—a war crime. The controversy brings reporters and protesters swarming to the island mansion where Lang is staying with his wife, RUTH, and his personal assistant (and mistress), AMELIA. As The Ghost works, he begins to uncover clues suggesting his predecessor may have stumbled on a dark secret linking Lang to the CIA—and that somehow this information is hidden in the manuscript he left behind. Was Lang in the service of the American intelligence agency while he was prime minister? And was The Ghost’s predecessor murdered because of the appalling truth he uncovered?

Resonating with topical themes, this atmospheric and suspenseful political thriller is a story of deceit and betrayal on every level— sexual, political and literary. In a world in which nothing, and no one, is as it seems, The Ghost quickly discovers that the past can be deadly—and that history is decided by whoever stays alive to write it.

Currently in Post-production. U.S. release via Summit Entertainment Spring 2010.


“Red”: Starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and Mary Louise Parker

Directed by Robert Schmentke

Frank Moses, a former black-ops CIA agent, is now living a quiet life. That is, until the day a hi-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him. With his secret identity compromised and his love interest in danger, Frank must reassemble his old team to figure out who is out to get them.

Currently in pre-production. U.S. release via Summit Entertainment, Fall 2010.