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In "Red," Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren play retired black ops agents forced to get back into the game after they're targeted for assassination. Along with fellow agents played by Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich, the pensioners set out to discover who's trying to end their quiet retirement — though, as you'll see in this new clip, some have been quieter than others.

Based on Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's 2003 comic book, "Red" hits theaters this Friday, October 15. Read More...

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Late last year when award-winning actress Helen Mirren officially joined the cast of "Red," Warren Ellis offered up a comment on the casting that's been echoed over and over again when describing the appeal of the film.

"Who wouldn't want to see Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle?" the writer asked, and it's hard to disagree — especially after watching the following "Red" clip...

"Red" hits theaters October 15.

Let us know what you think of the clip in the comment section or on Twitter! You can also follow me, Splash Page editor Rick Marshall, on Twitter!

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Red - Bruce Willis and Karl UrbanEDITOR'S NOTE: With "Red" hitting theaters October 15, we're kicking off the next two weeks of coverage with five days of guest columns from writer Warren Ellis, co-creator of the 2003 "Red" comic book with artist Cully Hamner. Join us all week for original columns from Ellis that will look at the origins of the comic, his favorite scenes, and much, much more! -RM

Warren Ellis' Most Anticipated Moments In The "Red" Movie

Things I'm looking forward to seeing in the "Red" movie, when I finally get to see it (I can't make it to America this month, so I'm missing the prequel. I'll probably have to watch it on cable some time in 2014, with a bowl of tear-dampened popcorn in my lap);

The fight in the office in Langley. Because I was there for part of that. By which I mean I spent a couple of hours watching Karl Urban's stuntman throw Bruce Willis through a desk. Again. And again. While Mr. Willis' stuntman drank coffee and watched. Read More...

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Warren EllisEDITOR'S NOTE: With "Red" hitting theaters October 15, we're kicking off the next two weeks of coverage with five days of guest columns from writer Warren Ellis, co-creator of the 2003 "Red" comic book with artist Cully Hamner. Join us all week for original columns from Ellis that will look at the origins of the comic, his favorite scenes, and much, much more! -RM

ON THE SET

Cully got to visit the set in warm and wonderful New Orleans. They liked Cully. Cully's a clever artist what draws the pretty pictures. Me? I got sent to Toronto in the middle of their worst winter in years. They were building shelters for the homeless out of frozen hipsters on Yonge Street, and my hotel was on full-on ice-zombie lockdown.

I'm not fond of Toronto, and I hope that when my friend Steve Murray becomes Mayor of that benighted town, the executions are both rapid and significant. Read More...

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RedEDITOR'S NOTE: With "Red" hitting theaters October 15, we're kicking off the next two weeks of coverage with five days of guest columns from writer Warren Ellis, co-creator of the 2003 "Red" comic book with artist Cully Hamner. Join us all week for original columns from Ellis that will look at the origins of the comic, his favorite scenes, and much, much more! -RM

WHERE IT STARTED

There's an old story that's been doing the conspiracy-theorist rounds since God was a boy, and it goes like this...

When a new Pope is invested, he is taken into a small room and shown footage and other evidence from an actual no-sh*t appearance of the Virgin Mary. This is called a "BVM Apparition" amongst those interested in The Weird, and this particular instance involves the old girl explaining how the end of the world is going to come about and how none of us can do anything about it and we're all buggered.

The Pope is supposed to leave this room having secret knowledge of the Apocalypse, and he's not allowed to tell anybody. The notion being, of course, that this is the measure of the man: he knows the worst thing in the world and has to deal with it. Read More...

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Warren EllisYes, you read that headline correctly, folks. "Red" co-creator Warren Ellis will be a guest editor on Splash Page next week as we kick off two weeks of coverage leading up to the premiere of the new film based on his 2003 comic book series with artist Cully Hamner.

One of the most celebrated writers in the comics world, Ellis will be contributing daily guest columns to Splash Page all week on a variety of topics, including the scenes from "Red" he's looking forward to most, the origin of the series, and even an original "Adapt This" column with his suggestions for comics he'd like to see on the big screen.

With "Red" hitting theaters October 15, it would be the understatement of the year to say we're excited about this week-long adventure with "Internet Jesus" himself, and we can't wait to find out what he has to say about the movie (and let's face it, anything else he wants to write about, too). Read More...

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Way back in December, "Red" co-creator Warren Ellis offered a great response to one of the coolest additions to the cast of director Robert Schwentke's movie based on the 2003 Wildstorm comic. "Who wouldn't want to see Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle?" he asked.

And while we don't get to see the Oscar-winning actress with a sniper rifle in the new "Red" clip released by Summit Entertainment on Yahoo Movies, we do get to see her taking out a fleet of armored cars with something a little less... subtle.

"Red" hits theaters October 15, and features an all-star cast that includes Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss, Brian Cox, and Mary Louise-Parker, among others. The film is directed by Robert Schwentke. Read More...

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The AuthorityAn adaptation of Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch's "The Authority" is headed to the big screen with a small screen actress attached to the project — well, maybe it isn't. It all depends upon who you believe.

Rumors of an "Authority" movie surfaced online yesterday, and the source is a very interesting one — none other than Dean Haspiel, the acclaimed comic book creator who just won an Emmy Award for his work on the opening credits of HBO's "Bored to Death."

Recounting his Emmy experience on his blog, Haspiel recalls running into "The Spirit" and "Castle" actress Stana Katic. Apparently, Katic informed Haspiel that she is "in the midst of creating a new comic book and was in talks to act in a movie version of Warren Ellis' 'The Authority.'" Read More...

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Warren EllisDuring this year's Comic-Con in San Diego, I had the chance to sit down with "Red" creators Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner to discuss the upcoming film based on their comic book series, as well as various other projects each creator has in the works. Among those projects is "Gravel," the upcoming film based on Ellis' comic with artist Mike Wolfer, published by Avatar Press.

Announced back in October, the "Gravel" movie will get a first draft of its screenplay by Ellis himself, who will also serve as executive producer on the film for "Superman Returns" studio Legendary Pictures. The celebrated writer offered MTV News a brief update on the status of the film, as well as that of "Global Frequency," a television series based on one of his popular comics.

"I'm halfway through ['Gravel'] right now," Ellis told MTV News of the film's script. "I'm actually writing a new William Gravel story. It's a horror-action thing in the whole combat-magician mode of those books." Read More...

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We have a few months to go before the premiere of "Red," director Robert Schwentke's live-action film based on Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's comic book, but that doesn't mean the project is far from our minds these days.

When I had a chance to sit down with Ellis and Hamner during Comic-Con, I asked them about the adaptation process for their 2003 Wildstorm comic, which featured a small cast of characters in a fast-moving, violent narrative. With the live-action film expanding the core story, adding some humor, and casting an impressive ensemble of Hollywood's biggest names, I asked Ellis and Hamner how much of their original book is actually in the film.

"The tone is very different, but there is a fair amount from our book that is in the movie," Hamner told MTV News. "The setup is pretty close, I would say." Read More...

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