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Bruce Willis starts shooting Red, and bad guys

01.18.2010

Bruce Willis doesn't tend to do things small. For example, he's taking some of writer Warren Ellis' atypically small and straightforward work, the three-issue espionage comic RED, and ramping up the action and tossing in some Oscar-worthy talent.

The movie is now officially underway in Toronto, under the eye of director Robert Schwentke (FLIGHTPLAN, THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE). The original comic followed a former CIA operative enjoying a solitary retirement until the new company director discovers his secrets and decides to make it permanent.

The movie version expands on that: RED is the story of Frank Moses (Willis), a former black-ops CIA agent, who is now living a quiet life. That is, until the day a hi-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him. With his identity compromised and the life of the woman he cares for, Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker), endangered, Frank reassembles his old team (Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren) in a last ditch effort to survive.

The movie also features Karl Urban, Brian Cox, Academy Award®-winners Richard Dreyfuss and Ernest Borgnine, Julian McMahon, James Remar and Rebecca Pidgeon (making a rare movie without hubby David Mamet).

Extra Tidbit: Bruce Willis "starred" in the 1998 Playstation game APOCALYPSE. It didn't help much.
Source: Summit

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