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Movie News: Cobie ('Avengers') Smulders Touted for 'Jack Reacher 2'; 'Red' Heads to TV

17 August 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jack Reacher 2: Cobie Smulders, who starred in the television sitcom How I Met Your Mother for years before breaking out as action hero Maria Hill in the Avengers movies, is now in early talks to join Tom Cruise in the sequel to Jack Reacher. If things work out, Smulders would play the female lead; the sequel is based on Never Go Back, the 18th novel in a long-running series by Lee Child. The movie version is scheduled for release in late 2016. [The Wrap]   Red: Two movies have been inspired so far by Red, a three-issue comic book series by writer Warren Ellis and artist Cully Hamner, and now a television series from NBC is on its way. Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, who wrote the two movies, are writing the series, which will retain the "core concept" of retired...

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Red: Warren Ellis’ comic series is becoming a TV show

17 August 2015 12:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It’s already inspired two films, but now it looks like Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's Red is heading to the small screen…

Remember Red and Red 2? The Bruce Willis-starring films based on Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's comic book series Red? Of course you do. Well, now, the same property is being adapted for TV.

NBC is the network behind this idea, and they’ve got Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber - who wrote the 2010 film, and its sequel – at the helm. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian – who produced the films – are involved, too.

There’s no word yet on what the announcement of this TV series means for the rumours of a Red 3 film, but our best guess is that the TV show has taken its place, seeing as so much the behind-the-scenes talent has jumped ship to the telly realm. That’s »

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Red Is Being Turned Into A TV Show Over At NBC

16 August 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not that anyone was really asking for this, but it looks like we’re getting a television adaptation of the Red film series. You know, the one starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich, among others. NBC is apparently looking to bring the property to the small screen with franchise producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian and writers Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber all on board to help Lionsgate TV get the project off the ground.

For those who don’t know, the films followed a group of retired CIA operatives who found themselves thrown back into the thick of things when an assassin starts hunting them down. While both the original and its sequel provided a healthy dose of over the top action and decent laughs, the TV series will take a more grounded approach and is said to focus on “retired CIA operatives who have darkly »

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The Red movie franchise could make the switch to the small screen

16 August 2015 8:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It looks like the Red movie franchise could make the switch to the small screen.

According to Deadline, NBC is developing the comedy series, which will be adapted for TV by original movie writers Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber.

The retired and extremely dangerous CIA agents will once again try to adapt to retired life while battling old enemies.

Apparently the hour-long episodes will take place in a more grounded and authentic world.

The original movie was released in 2010, while the sequel made its debut in 2013.

Bruce Willis, who memorably gave an awkward interview to promote the sequel, starred alongside John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. »

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Red heading to the small screen courtesy of NBC

16 August 2015 1:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline has revealed that NBC is developing a small screen adaptation of Red, which is being produced by the creative team behind the 2010 movie and its 2013 sequel.

Written by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, who penned both movies, the small screen take on Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s comic book series “will retain the core concept of the films but will be set in a more grounded and authentic world, focusing on the characters’ darkly hilarious struggles to survive civilian life as they simultaneously fight for and against the very organization that threw them out.”

Red tells the story of a group of former CIA agents designated ‘Retired Extremely Dangerous’, who are forced back into action after an assassination attempt.

Lionsgate TV is producing the series, alongside Di Bonaventura Pictures Television.


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NBC Developing TV Series Based On Red Comics/Movies

15 August 2015 7:57 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

DC Comics currently has four television series (Arrow, Gotham, The Flash, iZombie) on air, three more (Supergirl, Legends Of Tomorrow, Lucifer) set to premiere next season, three pilots (Preacher, Titans/Blackbirds, Powerless) ordered, and a handful more (Krypton, Dmz, Scalped, Amped, etc.) currently in development.  Long list right? Well, it looks like that long list just got a little longer. Deadline is reporting that NBC is actively developing an hour-long series based on Summit Entertainment's Red movie franchise, which is based on the limited comic series, of the same name, published by Homage Comics and later distributed by DC Comics. The producers of the hit 2010 film and its 2013 sequel, Lorenzo di Bonaventura & Mark Vahradian, will oversee development alongside screenwriters Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, who wrote both films. Lionsgate TV & Di Bonaventura Pictures Television will produce.  Details about the series remain scarce, but the show is said to be set »

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‘Red’ Movies Get NBC Series Adaptation

14 August 2015 3:09 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

NBC is developing Red, an hourlong series based on the movie franchise. The TV adaptation hails from the films’ creative auspices — Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, who wrote the 2010 hit and its 2013 sequel, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, who produced both movies. Lionsgate TV, whose sibling Summit distributed the features, is producing with Di Bonaventura Pictures Television. The action comedy movies, inspired by the limited comic book series of the same… »

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The "Red" Films Are Becoming A TV Series

14 August 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

NBC has announced plans to develop "Red," an hourlong TV series based on the film franchise.

The franchise's writers Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber along with producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are re-teaming for the small screen version which Lionsgate TV and Di Bonaventura Pictures Television would produce.

Released in 2010 and 2013, the action comedies are inspired by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's limited comic book series of the same name which followed a group of REDs (Retired Extremely Dangerous operatives) who return to action after the CIA sends assassins after one of them.

Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren and Karl Urban starred in the films with the first one grossing $200 million worldwide.

The TV series version will keep the core concept of the films along with the darkly comedic tone, but set it in a more grounded and believable world.

Source: Deadline »

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