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Willis & Donner seeing RED?

Bruce negotiating for Ellis/Hamner comic

By Rob M. Worley     April 30, 2009
Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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Remember at the top of the month, when Mania.com told you that the film version of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's 'Red' was gaining some major heat?

Well, today we know the name of that heat, and that name is Bruce Willis.

The Risky Biz Blog at The Hollywood Reporter has a profile on the actor, who is still commanding leading man offers in action roles in his post-50 career. Among them is a bid to have Willis topline the comics adaptation for Summit Entertainment.

Even more interesting is that Richard Donner's name is being thrown around as director on the piece.

According to Risky, Summit extended and offer to Willis, who has made a counter-offer. Negotiations are ongoing and in the early stages and things could still fall apart.

The comic property is owned  by Ellis and Hamner, although it was published by DC/Wildstorm. The story calls for Willis to play a former black-ops agent who has gone into retirement but is forced back into action when a high-tech assassin comes a-callin’ to threaten him and his girlfriend. As we reported Erich and Jon Hoeber have written the buzzed-about script. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing, with DC Comic’s Gregory Noveck as an executive producer.

Willis' next pic, 'The Surrogates', is also based on a comic.

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Wiseguy 4/30/2009 7:15:07 AM

If Arnie, Stallone,  and Ford can do it well into their 50's and 60's for the latter two why wouldn't Willis be able to. Plus since he's bald it helps hide his age a bit IMO, of course he can always wear a wig too.

Whiskeymovie 4/30/2009 9:26:56 AM

Bruce Willis is the shit,,,,he's just a guy's guy.....He makes great movies and hopefully will keep doing em....give us another Die Hard.....I dug LFODH, so I am down for some more.

xenomorph 4/30/2009 10:30:25 AM

Bruce Willis kicks ass. Yippie ky ay mother fucker!!!!!!!

nemesis1_57 4/30/2009 10:35:22 AM

Does anyone other then me thinks Bruce Willis would have been a kick ass Lex Luthor

fft5305 4/30/2009 10:42:45 AM

Nope. Sorry.  :-p

gauleyboy420 4/30/2009 11:02:35 AM

Bruce Willis!! Love him, he's a badass. 10 years ago I wanted to see Clint Eastwood play Batman in The Dark Knight Returns...

He's too old now unfortunately, BUT Bruce Willis would be perfect for that role now!

RancidRed 4/30/2009 12:56:01 PM

At first i thought the title meant Bruce would be playing the red skull in the upcoming cap' movie

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