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.
•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.