RED 2 has a lot to live up to, not just because of the original but now because this teaser looks unquestionably great.
Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker (a person I love and am thrilled is getting above-the-title billing) return in this sequel to the 2010 film. You’ll remember that the original film had Willis as a retired CIA operative who was targeted for assassination by the very agency he used to work for.
RED 2 starts out in similar fashion, with Willis and Parker together and Malkovich being crazy. According to the trailer, Willis is placed on the top of Interpol’s Most Wanted list. Somehow, the plot also involves the old gang hopping around the globe to find a missing nuclear device.
There are quite a few new additions to the cast this time out, including Sir Anthony Hopkins, David Thewlis, Neal McDonough, Byung-hun Lee (I SAW THE DEVIL) and Catherine Zeta-Jones as an old flame of Willis’ character. Dean Parisot (GALAXY QUEST, FUN WITH DICK AND JANE) takes over directing duties from Robert Schwentke, who was busy helming the R.I.P.D. movie.
The trailer promises a lot of action, comedy and some great chemistry among the cast. It’s really one of the better trailers I’ve seen for some time. It’s effective in the way a trailer should be – It takes a film I was only moderately interested in before and moves it towards the top of my must see films of summer 2013.
Unfortunately, it is quite a wait before we find out how much coolness RED 2 delivers. It’s due to be released on August 2, 2013.
In the meantime, check out the teaser below!