Dean Parisot Set To Direct “RED 2”

Dean Parisot (“Galaxy Quest,” “Fun with Dick and Jane”) is in final negotiations to direct the “RED” sequel at Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment says Heat Vision.

Robert Schwentke helmed the original 2010 action film which had the likes of Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Brian Cox, Mary Louis Parker, Karl Urban and Morgan Freeman starring the story of over-the-hill special ops agents forced out of retirement. It grossed almost $200 million worldwide.

Much of the key cast are expected to return for the sequel though no deals are yet signed. Erich and Jon Hoeber penned the sequel and shooting aims to kick off later this year.