Plus the return of David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky, Christopher Nolan, Tim Burton and Tron
Lowdown: Based on the graphic novel, the story finds Frank Moses, a former black-ops CIA agent, now living a quiet life. That is, until the day a hi-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him. With his secret identity compromised and his love interest in danger, Frank must reassemble his old team to figure out who is out to get them.
Director: Robert Schmentke
Stars: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Mary Louise Parker
Why: First off, it's Summit's real chance at a breakout hit besides "Eclipse" this year -- ie, it could turn them into a real, real player. Second? Well, check out what "Red" graphic novel writer Warren Ellis said, "Did you see the goddamn cast list that’s signed on...? Bruce Willis as Moses, yes. But also: Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, John C Reilly, Helen Mirren, Julian McMahon, Brian Cox, Ernest Borgnine and Richard Dreyfus. It reminds me a bit of those 70s films like 'The Towering Inferno,' that had in them everyone you wanted to see in a film, all at once. 'Red' is a bit like that, only with more automatic weapons."
Opens: Oct. 22 (assuming it actually begins shooting in Jan.)
- Gregory Ellwood