Variety says that Morgan Freeman is in talks to star opposite Bruce Willis in Summit Entertainment’s espionage thriller Red, based on the WildStorm/DC Comics title.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing with DC executive Gregory Noveck serving as executive producer. Brothers Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber are writing the script.
“Red” was originally written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Cully Hamner. The three-book series, published in 2003 and 2004, tells the story of a former black-ops CIA agent now living a quiet life in retirement until the day a high-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him.