- Cast: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-Hun Lee, Neal McDonough, David Thewlis, Titus Welliver, Philip Arditti, Khalid Laith, Tristan D. Lalla, Martin Sims, Mitchell Mullen, Adam Shaw, Lee Asquith-Coe, Garrick Hagon, George Georgiou, Neve Gachev, Paul Hopkins, Xavier Laurent, Emilio Doorgasingh, Denis Khoroshko, Patrick Kerton, Gino Picciano
- Director: Dean Parisot
- Writers: Erich Hoeber, Jon Hoeber, Warren Ellis, Cully Hamner
- Producers: Lorenzo di Bonaventura , Mark Vahradian, Raphaël Benoliel
- Co Producer: Alexander Dostal
- Associate Producer: Cliff Lanning
- Executive Producers: John Brooks Klingenbeck, Jake Myers, David Ready
- Art Direction: Dominic Masters
- Castings: Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood
- Costume Design: Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
- D.O.P.: Enrique Chediak
- Editor: Don Zimmerman
- Makeup: Graham Johnston
- Music: Alan Silvestri
- Production Design: Jim Clay
- Set Decorations: Lisa Chugg, Suzanne Cloutier
Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: London, UK; Montreal, Canada; Moscow, Russia; Paris, France
- MPAA Warning: Pervasive action and violence including frenetic gunplay, and for some language and drug material
- Production Companies: Summit Entertainment, di Bonaventura Pictures, DC Entertainment, Etalon film
- Production Schedule: 14 September 2012 - November 2012
2013 Guide Analysis: "You'd be hard pressed to find someone who hated the 2010 action comedy "RED," just as you'd be equally stumped finding someone who loved it. An amusing if generic action thriller, what made it memorable was its inclusion of some dramatic acting greats letting loose and having fun playing retired CIA killers itching for some action.
Watching a dressed up Helen Mirren taking pleasure in firing a gatling gun was all the marketing that was needed, turning the first movie into a $200 million worldwide grosser that exceeded even the most optimistic pre-release estimates. Naturally a sequel was put into development right away which shifts the action to Europe (London, Paris and Moscow specifically).
Already shot and scheduled to open in early August, a recently released trailer showed more of the same kind of action and laughs - such as the sight of Mirren in an evening dress disposing of a body with acid. The story this time out has Willis and his cohorts on a quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they will need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials all eager to get their hands on it.
"Galaxy Quest" director Dean Parisot takes over the helm and once again those involved show an impeccable taste in casting even the small roles. Willis, Parker, Mirren and Malkovich reprise their roles, as does the great Brian Cox. Anthony Hopkins plays a villain, Lee Byung-hun as an ass-kicking assassin, Catherine Zeta-Jones as a former flame of Willis' character, David Thewlis as an information dealer, and Neal McDonough in an unspecified role."