Extremely Dangerous (1999– )
“In one battle scene we set more stuntmen on fire than have ever been simultaneously set on fire. Our stunt coordinator really wanted to get in the Guinness Book of World Records for this.”
While there isn’t a current record holder, as Guiness doesn’t keep track of these types of things, stunt-coordinator Rowley Irlam, who has seen
When something becomes as insanely popular as the comic book movie genre, it’s inevitable that a hell of a lot of extremely famous actors will lend their talents to it. And as with the binary split of the fanbases, typical thinking says you’re either Marvel or you’re DC. Crossing the divide would surely be a gross act of betrayal?
Surprisingly, though, there are actually a high number of stars who have appeared in both.
For some fans, they are committing the eighth deadly sin. Such is the rivalry between Marvel and DC that they argue actors should pick a side and stick with it, especially if their first role struck a bum note. Hence why Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman, after murdering Daredevil, initially resulted in a very hostile backlash from comic book movie aficionados.
But Hollywood is a hell of a lot more
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
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.
NBC is developing the Red TV series as an hourlong action drama that will be directly based on the feature film franchise. The small screen version is coming from the big screen series' creative team. Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, the duo behind both the Red and Red 2 screenplay,
"All I have produced before the age of 70 is not worth taking into account. At 73 I have learned a little... a little about the real structure of nature, of animals, plants, trees, birds, fishes and insects. In consequence when I am 80, I shall have made still more progress. At 90 I shall penetrate the mystery of things; at 100 I shall certainly have reached a marvellous stage; and when I am 110, everything I do, be it a dot or a line, will be alive." - Hokusai, the Japanese artist who painted the famous 'Great Wave off Kanagawa' and kept on creating astounding art until his death at the age of 88.
"I'm too old for this shit." - Roger Murtaugh, the Lapd homicide detective played by Danny Glover
In Red 2, which arrives on Blu-ray tomorrow, Moses reunites with aging agents (Helen Mirren and John Malkovich) and his best gal (Mary-Louise Parker
Directed by Dean Parisot.
Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, and Anthony Hopkins.
Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
Without fear of reducing a review to its simplest common denominator, if you liked 2010’s Red then you’re going to like Red 2 just as much, maybe even more. If you didn’t like the first film, then you’re probably not going to get an enjoyment for this sequel.
Thankfully, I enjoyed Red for what it was and thought it delivered enough action and laughs to give this sequel a look. The result was yet another thoroughly enjoyable mix of action and laughs, even surpassing the original in terms of sheer and unabashed fun; not something I have found
Alongside sweetheart Sarah (Mary Louise Parker), Frank is now more used to doing the weekly shop at Costco (the first of many shameless product placements) than pistol-whipping hired goons. He's lured out of retirement, again, by his unhinged pal Marvin (John Malkovich), when they are falsely tied with Cold-War era nuclear plot by the name of 'Nightshade'.
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Comic book movies have gotten a bit too serious of late. Dark. Brooding. Po-faced. Sure, we all loved Christopher Nolan’s tortured Dark Knight trilogy and Zack Snyder delivered the year’s most intelligent blockbuster (so far) with his gap year Superman slowly finding himself while bumming around being a crab fisherman in Man Of Steel. But does anyone really care if Tony Stark’s having nightmares and panic attacks in Iron Man 3? We just wanna see someone get punched through a building. And yeah, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine may be bad-ass but really he’s just Victor Meldrew with muttonchops and a bad manicure – a grumpy old codger whose memory ain’t what it used to be.
To be honest, if we wanted subtle character studies of damaged people we wouldn’t be watching a movie with the words Marvel Studios or DC Entertainment anywhere in the credits.
Red – based upon the Warren Ellis/Cully Hamner graphic novel – was an entertaining ride, modelled after classic ‘30s screwball comedies, it delighted in offering opposition to the Oap stereotype and made reasonable use of its exemplary cast. Now the team have reunited for another caper: this time they are on a quest to locate a deadly device that has gone astray. The next-generation gadget, nicknamed ‘Nightshade’, has the potential to shift the balance of world power and is being sought by some of
Maybe it was all those Red comic book
In 2010, Red successfully mixed a mostly unknown director, a modest budget, and a cast of actors who were—how to put this delicately—all “of a certain age,” to become a surprise hit (over $200 million worldwide). Well, the entire Red ( “Retired, Extremely Dangerous”) gang of Frank, Sarah, Victoria, Ivan, and Marvin are back with more fun amid the action and blazing gun battles.
Beginning some time after the first film, Frank (Bruce Willis) is eagerly planning all the home improvement projects he can work on now that he’s safe with Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker). Let loose in a hardware store, Frank is like a kid in a candy shop; unfortunately, his enthusiasm is not shared by Sarah, who loves Frank but wistfully wishes for more of the thrilling man of adventure she met in the first film. Enter Marvin, with his usual paranoid fears of being watched and targeted,
Greetings from the apocalypse! Well "Pacific Rim" came and is on its way to "went," but I loved it just the same. Of this week's many new releases only one truly stands out, and it’s the lowest-budget one of the bunch. Prepare to pee yourself as Patrick Wilson uses the power of Christ to compel you towards "The Conjuring."
Friday, July 19
Pow! In Theaters
This week's muchas recomendado Survivor of Thunderdome is "The Conjuring," and for a damn good reason. Director James Wan follows up his success with "Insidious" with an even more old-fashioned ghost yarn based on true events that rocked a Rhode Island family.
"Red 2" is an action-comedy based on the DC Comics graphic mini series created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. It is about retired agents deemed "Red" or "Retired Extremely Dangerous", by their respective agencies, who are called back into action by circumstances beyond their control.
In the film, retired CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce.
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