Red was a surprise hit when it premiered in 2010 and talk of a sequel started almost immediately. Once people started uttering those unforgettable Red quotes, you knew screenwriters went right to work on a second installment.
Merely minutes ago, Summit Entertainment released the Red 2 teaser trailer and it showcases, to paraphrase Morgan Freeman in the original, that the band has gotten back together. The teaser begins innocently enough as Bruce Willis is making his way through a Costco-type place as his name is called. Who should it be? Why it's John Malkovich who is trying desperately to get Willis' attention. Before we know it, the teaser begins its stellar job of setting up the next chapter of Red.
Summit also released the first synopsis for the film that premieres August 2:
In Red 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, 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.
To succeed, they'll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world -- and stay alive in the process.
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