Trailer Debut: Bruce Willis Cracks Jokes and Shoots People in Red

Summit has finally released the first trailer for Bruce Willis’s “Red” (via Yahoo), the action movie based on the comic book by Warren Ellis. It looks like the movie version of “Red” is absolutely nothing like the comic, so if that’s what you were hoping for, you can stop holding your breath now. Hollywood has done what it always does — it takes the basic premise and ignored everything else. Basically, a bunch of old fogies who used to be CIA killers must take on some whipper snappers trying to silence them. And Mary Louise Parker gets involved somehow, probably selling weed or such.

Frank, Joe, Marvin, and Victoria used to be the CIA’s top agents — but the secrets they know just made them the Agency’s top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.

Starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, Brian Cox, Richard Dreyfuss, Julian McMahon, James Remar, Ernest Borgnine, Michelle Nolden, and directed by Robert Schwentke.

Get more images and videos at our “Red” preview page.