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Red 3 already in development months before Red 2 even hits theaters

May. 20, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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With RED 2 not even opening until July 19th, Summit Entertainment is already forecasting a hit to match the success of the first RED. With that in mind, they are already developing the script for RED 3, likely to see the return of all characters who make it out of RED 2 alive.

The 2010 Robert Schwentke directed RED grossed $90 million in the U.S. and almost $200 million globally. Assuming that RED 2 had a budget bigger than the $58 million for the original, the sequel would have to gross over $100 million domestically to really make a third film worthwhile. RED 2 already has a bit more buzz going thanks to a fun trailer and the fan cred for director Dean Parisot (GALAXY QUEST).

The Hollywood Reporter says that Jon and Erich Hoeber, who wrote the first two movies, are writing RED 3. Summit is likely positioning the RED films as a banner franchise now that TWILIGHT is done. To me, I would much rather see senior citizens blowing each other to shit rather than another sparkly vampire movie.

RED 3 has no projected release date, but will hinge on RED 2 opening big on July 19th.

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11:33PM on 05/20/2013
For the third one, can we bring in Mel Gibson as the villain, an arch-rival to Frank Moses?
For the third one, can we bring in Mel Gibson as the villain, an arch-rival to Frank Moses?
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10:12PM on 05/20/2013
For some reason, I liked Red a whole lot more than The Expendables. I loved the really eclectic cast that had been assembled and how game all of them were to just have a ball (John Malkovich in particular). From the trailers, it looks like Anthony Hopkins will be lots of fun in this too. I just hope it doesn't fly too low under the radar, what with all the much bigger, much more hyped movies coming up this summer.
For some reason, I liked Red a whole lot more than The Expendables. I loved the really eclectic cast that had been assembled and how game all of them were to just have a ball (John Malkovich in particular). From the trailers, it looks like Anthony Hopkins will be lots of fun in this too. I just hope it doesn't fly too low under the radar, what with all the much bigger, much more hyped movies coming up this summer.
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6:45PM on 05/20/2013

Awesome

Really enjoyed the first one and the second one looks like it will also be a lot of fun, no reason not to get the ball rolling on a third one, I wanna see Karl Urban back tho!
Really enjoyed the first one and the second one looks like it will also be a lot of fun, no reason not to get the ball rolling on a third one, I wanna see Karl Urban back tho!
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3:23PM on 05/20/2013
I thoroughly enjoyed the first. Galaxy Quest is a favorite of mine. The trailer is definitely fun, and I can certainly appreciate the irony that Summit might use Red as their new franchise, since it seems geared toward the exact opposite demographic as Twilight.

I just hope Red 2 doesn't just play like a retread of the first movie in the same way Hangover II disappointed audiences hoping for something more. But if Red 2 is a success, then I'd be more than happy to welcome a third film.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first. Galaxy Quest is a favorite of mine. The trailer is definitely fun, and I can certainly appreciate the irony that Summit might use Red as their new franchise, since it seems geared toward the exact opposite demographic as Twilight.

I just hope Red 2 doesn't just play like a retread of the first movie in the same way Hangover II disappointed audiences hoping for something more. But if Red 2 is a success, then I'd be more than happy to welcome a third film.
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