Byung-hun Lee Talks RED 2, Action Scenes, What He Collects, G.I. JOE, and More

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Dean Parisot’s (Galaxy Quest) action-comedy sequel Red 2 is now in theaters.  The follow-up pits ex-CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) against Victoria (Helen Mirren) when MI6 greenlights his assassination as Interpol’s “Most Wanted.”  All the while, Moses and his team must work to track down a missing nuclear device.  For more on the film, watch these six clips and the trailer.  Red 2 also stars John MalkovichMary-Louise ParkerCatherine Zeta-JonesByung-hun Lee, and Anthony Hopkins.

At the recent New York City press junket, I landed an exclusive video interview with Lee .  He talked about filming the action scenes, what he collects, what it means to be part of G.I. Joe and Red, who he was most excited to work with, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Weekend Box Office: THE CONJURING Leads Crowded Field with $41.5 Million; R.I.P.D. Gets Buried

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For years now, studios have used this weekend to launch some of summer’s biggest titles: The Dark Knight, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises. Left without a major marquee release for 2013, however, the box office instead hosted a handful of more marginal titles, including Turbo, Red 2 and R.I.P.D.  No surprise, then, that overall receipts were way down from 2012 or that only one film – The Conjuring – made a major impression.

 Title Weekend Total
1.  The Conjuring $41,530,000 $41.5
2.  Despicable Me 2 $25,100,000 $276.2
3.  Turbo $21,500,000 $31.2
4.  Grown Ups 2 $20,000,000 $79.5
5.  Red 2 $18,500,000 $18.5
6.  Pacific Rim $15,955,000 $68.2
7.  R.I.P.D. $12,760,000 $12.7
8.  The Heat $9,325,000 $129.2
9.  World War Z $5,200,000 $186.9
10.  Monsters University $5,005,000 $248.9

Helen Mirren Talks RED 2, Filming the Action, What She Collects, Future Projects, and More

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Dean Parisot’s (Galaxy Quest) action-comedy sequel Red 2 opens this weekend.  The follow-up pits ex-CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) against Victoria (Helen Mirren) when MI6 greenlights his assassination as Interpol’s “Most Wanted.”  All the while, Moses and his team must work to track down a missing nuclear device.  For more on the film, watch these six clips and the trailer.  Red 2 also stars John Malkovich, Mary-Louise ParkerCatherine Zeta-JonesByung Hun Lee, and Anthony Hopkins.

At the recent New York City press junket, I landed an exclusive video interview with Helen Mirren.  She talked about filming the action scenes, the way she prepares for a role, what she collects, future projects, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Mary-Louise Parker Talks RED 2, Getting in on the Action, Collecting Nude Portraits of Other Actresses, and More

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Dean Parisot’s (Galaxy Quest) action-comedy sequel Red 2 opens this weekend.  The follow-up pits ex-CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) against Victoria (Helen Mirren) when MI6 greenlights his assassination as Interpol’s “Most Wanted.”  All the while, Moses and his team must work to track down a missing nuclear device.  For more on the film, watch these six clips and the trailer.  Red 2 also stars John Malkovich, Mary-Louise ParkerCatherine Zeta-JonesByung Hun Lee, and Anthony Hopkins.

At the recent New York City press junket, I landed an exclusive video interview with Mary-Louise Parker.  She talked about the success of the first film and getting to make the sequel, whether she was excited to finally get in on the action, how things changed on set, and her collection of nude portraits.  Hit the jump to watch.

Bruce Willis and Anthony Hopkins Talk RED 2, What They Collect, and 12 MONKEYS

by     Posted 1 year, 97 days ago

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Dean Parisot’s (Galaxy Quest) action-comedy sequel Red 2 opens this weekend.  The follow-up pits ex-CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) against Victoria (Helen Mirren) when MI6 greenlights his assassination as Interpol’s “Most Wanted.”  All the while, Moses and his team must work to track down a missing nuclear device.  For more on the film, watch these six clips and the trailerRed 2 also stars John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee, and Anthony Hopkins.

At the recent New York City press junket, I landed an exclusive video interview with Willis and Hopkins.  They talked about how much fun they had filming Red 2, what they collect, their preparation process (which led to Willis talking about 12 Monkeys!), and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Over 40 Pictures from Hero Complex Gallery’s RED Show

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On Friday, July 5th, Hero Complex Gallery in L.A., along with Planet Pulp, opened their new gallery show “RED”.  As the name implies, the art was done in the theme of the color, and the walls of the gallery were covered with some great work by over fifty artists.

A few minutes before the show opened, I was able to take pictures of everything on display and after the jump you can check it out.  In addition, in case you’re not able to stop by the gallery, everything is now onsale on Hero Complex’s website, so if you see something you like, you can buy it online.

Watch 6 Clips From RED 2 Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Helen Mirren

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With the Red 2 press junket happening in New York City this weekend, Summit has provided us with six clips for director Dean Parisot’s (Galaxy Quest) upcoming action-comedy sequel.  The spy follow-up pits ex-CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) against Victoria (Helen Mirren) when MI6 greenlights his assassination as Interpol’s “Most Wanted.”  All the while, Moses and his team work to track down a missing nuclear device.  The new clips continue to make the film look like a lot of fun, especially with regards to the very promising interplay between the pic’s talented cast members.

Hit the jump to watch the clips.  The film also stars John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee, and Anthony HopkinsRed 2 opens on July 19th.

RED Scribes Jon and Erich Hoeber Tapped to Pen RED 3

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Red 2 isn’t due out for another month, but Summit has already tapped the screenwriting duo of Jon and Erich Hoeber to pen the threequel.  The siblings certainly know their spy stuff as they’ve written both the original film and the sequel, which is testing high and giving the studio confidence of another go-round.  News of Red 3 may take a bit of the tension out of the plot of Red 2, which sees retired CIA operatives going back into the field in order to track down a portable nuclear device.  Heat Vision reports that production on Red 3 could start as early as January 2014, pending script approval; no deals with the cast have been made as of yet.

The Dean Parisot-directed sequel stars Bruce Willis, John MalkovichHelen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary-Louise Parker and Byung-hun Lee.  Red 2 opens July 19th.

New Posters for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, CBGB and RED 2

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Okay, so we just featured these same movies in a poster article yesterday, but the posters are new … I promise!

  • Star Trek Into Darkness – The last character poster from J.J. Abrams’ sequel is for  Dr. Carol Marcus (Alice Eve). Star Trek Into Darkness opens May 17th.
  • Red 2 – Today’s poster features Mary-Louise Parker.  The Dean Parisot-directed sequel stars  Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins and Byung-hun Lee.  Red 2 opens July 19th.
  • CBGB – Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters is featured on today’s poster. Chronicling the quest of Hilly Kristal (Alan Rickman) to turn a small club into the legendary punk venue, CBGB also stars  Ashley Greene, Malin Akerman, Johnny GaleckiRupert Grint, and Stana Katic.

Hit the jump for the posters and synopses.

RED 2 and NOW YOU SEE ME Expected to Open Earlier While THE BUTLER Gets a New Release Date

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Here are the latest release dates for the following films:

  • Red 2 – The Dean Parisot-directed sequel centering on ex-operatives played by Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich will now open two weeks earlier on July 19th.
  • Now You See MeLouis Letterier’s magical heist film starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Woody Harrelson and Isla Fisher will now open a week earlier on May 31st.
  • The ButlerLee Daniels’ biopic of long-time White House butler Cecil Gaines, played by Forest Whitaker, will open October 18th.

Hit the jump for the synopses and posters for these films.

First Trailer and Poster for RED 2 Starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich

by     Posted 1 year, 276 days ago

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The retired and extremely dangerous gang from Red return in this new teaser trailer for Red 2.  Directed by Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest), the spy sequel pits ex-CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) against Victoria (Helen Mirren) when MI6 greenlights his assassination as Interpol’s “Most Wanted.”  Mary-Louise Parker and John Malkovich return in fine form, providing some of the funnier moments in the new trailer.  Joining the sequel will be Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee and Anthony HopkinsRed 2 opens August 2, 2013.  Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer and poster for Red 2.

First Official Images from THE HANGOVER PART III and RED 2; Todd Phillips Says HANGOVER 3 Is Alan’s Story

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Though we’ve seen set photos aplenty from the anticipated upcoming sequels The Hangover Part III and Red 2, the first official images from both films have now landed online.  The images from the third and presumably final entry in the Hangover trilogy promise more madness, as we see an Abbey Road-ish pic of The Wolfpack (ie. Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, and Bradley Cooper) set against the silhouette of Las Vegas.  Though we’ll definitely see the group travel back to Vegas in the sequel, the city is “just one of their stops,” so we’re (hopefully) not in for yet another rehash of the first film.

As for the Red sequel, Galaxy Quest helmer Dean Parisot steps into the director’s chair this time around, and this first image gives us a look at Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, and John Malkovich striking the “cool guys don’t look at explosions” pose.  Hit the jump to check out images from both films and for story details regarding The Hangover 3 from director Todd PhillipsThe Hangover Part III opens on May 24, 2013, while Red 2 hits theaters on August 2, 2013.

Exclusive: Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Talks RED 2, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, AMERICAN ASSASSIN, THE LAST STAND, SALT 2, and Much More

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Lorenzo di Bonaventura is one of the more prolific producers in Hollywood.  In addition to producing the Transformers franchise, RedG.I. Joe: The Rise of CobraSalt, and many others, di Bonaventura has a number of exciting films coming up like The Last StandSide EffectsRed 2Jack Ryan, and American Assassin.

Last week I was in London and while there landed an exclusive interview with di Bonaventura.   We talked about the Red sequel, why they hired director Dean ParisotTransformers 4The Last Stand, the Salt sequel, his thoughts on Warner Bros. doing a 3D re-release of The Matrix, the G.I. Joe sequel and the 3D conversion, American Assassin, his upcoming ABC show Zero Hour starring Anthony Edwards, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Talks RED 2, Similarities to GALAXY QUEST, and More; Describes the Film as “An International Road Trip Movie”

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Director Robert Schwentke’s 2010’s action-comedy Red was a fairly sizeable success, grossing nearly $200 million for the ensemble pic.  Production on the sequel is currently underway overseas, and Steve recently sat down with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura who discussed a number of upcoming projects, including Red 2.  Briefly:

  • The film takes place in the U.S., London, Paris, and Moscow and is described as “an international road trip movie.”
  • The story picks up 6-9 months after the events of the first film.
  • Bruce Willis’ character in Red was having trouble coping with retirement, while in this film we’ll see him having difficulty being in a relationship.
  • The story involves the characters being linked to a mysterious thing called “Nightshade” posted on WikiLeaks that puts them and their loved ones in grave danger.
  • Director Dean Parisot was chosen because of his work on Galaxy Quest and Justified.
  • Filming began in September and wraps in late December.

Hit the jump for much more.

David Thewlis Joins the Cast of RED 2

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You may know him as Remus Lupin from the Harry Potter films, but now David Thewlis is set to join another franchise.  Thewlis will be a newcomer to Red 2, a sequel to director Robert Schwentke’s 2010 actioner.  Dean Parisot (Galaxy Queset) is taking the helm this time around, but original stars Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker will be reprising their roles.  Other new cast members include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-hun Lee, Neal McDonough and Anthony Hopkins.  Hit the jump for more on Thewlis’ character and a breakdown of the roles we know so far. 

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