Red to become a TV series?
Another movie may find its way to the small screen next year.
Days after CBS opted to develop the Denzel Washington movie Training Day into a potential series, NBC is looking to make a comedic series out of the Red franchise that starred Bruce Willis, Mary Louise-Parker, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich.
The same scribes who wrote the 2010 film and the 2013 sequel – Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber – will handle the adaptation, which was inspired by the limited comic book series of the same name.
The movie’s title stood for “retired and extremely dangerous.” Willis played a former CIA agent who tracks down his old associates in an effort to find out who’s trying to kill him.
Deadline says the TV version will zero in on the retirees and their attempt to adapt to regular life as they continue to battle with old foes.
If anything, this could (finally) mean a 50-plus cast in primetime. How ‘bout starting with William Petersen, NBC?
Red (abbreviation for Retired Extremely Dangerous) is a 2010 American action comedy film inspired by the limited comic book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage. The film stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren and Karl Urban, with German film directorRobert Schwentke directing a screenplay by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber. In the film version, the title is derived from the designation of former CIA Agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), meaning “Retired and Extremely Dangerous”.