Teaser Trailer for RED 2

I rather enjoyed the first action packed romp that was RED and though I didn't realize it was profitable enough to spawn a sequel, here we are, and I have to say I'm rather excited by the promising teaser trailer. All of the core cast is back (that could be anyway, poor Morgan Freeman) and seem to be having a rather fun time with the ridiculous premise and outlandish action sequences that have machine guns tearing through anything in their path. This first teaser trailer for the film highlights the chemistry between the already established protagonist Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and John Malkovich's Marvin Boggs and Mary Louise Parker's Sarah Ross. The trailer plays up the simplicity of Sarah and Frank's normal lives and how they are taken out of those complacent roles when Helen Mirren's Victoria is given the order to kill Frank from MI6 as he is at the top of the list for Interpol's most wanted. This is a fine enough starting point, but I think it clear it will lead to a full on reunion of the team and into a mission much bigger than any of them anticipate. Original director Robert Schwentke wasn't able to return for the sequel as he is hard at work on the first in a proposed summer blockbuster series with R.I.P.D. starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds. In turn Dean Parisot was brought in to replace him and this seems a wise choice as parisot's previos work includes the hilarious Galaxy Quest and indicates he will be more than able to capture the same campy/fun tone the first pulled off so well. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee and Anthony Hopkins will be joining the cast for the sequel. RED 2 opens August 2, 2013. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

Synopsis: 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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