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James Remar“Dexter” actor James Remar has become the latest actor to join the upcoming adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s “Red.”

According to Variety. Remar has been cast in an unspecified role alongside previously announced stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John C. Reilly and Mary-Louise Parker. Julian McMahon, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Dreyfuss and Brian Cox are also reportedly in negotiations to appear in the film.

Remar — who is perhaps best known these days for his role as Harry Morgan on “Dexter” — has several comic book related voice acting credits to his name including appearances in “Batman: The Brave and The Bold”, “The Spectacular Spider-Man”, "The Batman" and "Justice League Unlimited." Read More...

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RedRecently, "Red" creators Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner discussed their involvement in and knowledge of the developing film adaptation of their WildStorm miniseries. While Hamner spoke at length about the project, Ellis only offered a brief set of comments to say the script was "not bad."

Now, Ellis is giving the project a much closer examination on his official website. The acclaimed comic book author acknowledged that the film would be very different from the initial "Red" miniseries, largely due to the short length of the source material.

"['Red'] the film is very different. Not least because it needed to generate more material than the book itself actually constituted," said Ellis. "It is in fact best to consider ['Red'] as a short story being adapted into film." Read More...

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DESCThe cast of "Red," the adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's WildStorm miniseries, is nothing less than star-studded, prompting reactions from both of the comic book's original creators.

On his Bad Signal mailing list, Ellis said that while the movie's screenplay is simply "not bad," the casting of actors like Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Brian Cox and others should make for a very "funny" film.

"Read the ['Red'] script. Not bad," he wrote. "Not the book, but not bad. Funny. Especially when you know the casting. Very tight piece of work. Talked to the producers last week. They're all kind of giddy over the casting coups. Who wouldn't want to see Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle?" Read More...

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Global FrequencyWarren Ellis' "Global Frequency" is making another run at the small screen, as The CW Network is allegedly trying to adapt the comic book series once again.

According to Production Weekly's Twitter feed, a second adaptation of "Global Frequency" is in the works courtesy of The CW and writer Scott Nimerfro. The news was further touched upon by Ellis himself, who wrote on his personal website that he hadn't "been cleared to comment yet" by the network.

"Shouldn't say any more until I get the nod from the studio," said Ellis. "But yes." Read More...

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RedThe adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s “Red” could be adding some additional Hollywood star power to its already impressive cast with Julian McMahon, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Dreyfuss and Brian Cox.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, McMahon would portray the Vice President who is at the center of the conspiracy to kill a former CIA agent (played by Bruce Willis). Borgnine would be the keeper of the CIA’s darkest secrets while Dreyfuss is up for the role of a wealthy man who made his fortune on government contracts. Cox would be a former Cold War spy and a rival to Willis’ character.

Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John C. Reilly and Mary-Louise Parker have already been cast in “Red” or are also in negotiations to sign up. Read More...

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Mary-Louise Parker"Walk Hard" star John C. Reilly and Mary-Louise Parker ("Weeds") are reportedly in negotiations to join the cast of “Red”, an adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s miniseries created in 2003 for Wildstorm.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Reilly would portray a retired CIA agent who is paranoid that everyone is out to kill him while Parker would play a federal pension worker who is romantically involved with Bruce Willis’ lead character and becomes entangled in his struggle to evade the high-tech assassins out to kill him. Morgan Freeman is also attached to play a leading role.

“Red” appears to be picking up steam as it heads in front of the cameras in January. Earlier this week, it was announced that Helen Mirren has been cast in a role rumored to be the former handler of Willis’ character. The film is also tentatively scheduled to be released in November 2010. Read More...

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Helen MirrenThe cast for "Red," the adaptation of the Wildstorm miniseries created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, already has reputable talent in the forms of Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman—but another actress is bringing a certain regal flair to the comic book film.

According to Screen Daily, "The Queen" actress Helen Mirren is joining the cast of "Red," which is directed by "The Time Traveler's Wife" helmer Robert Schwentke.

Additionally, the previously announced January start date is reaffirmed by the report, with an eye towards a November 19, 2010 release date. Read More...

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RedThe film adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's “Red” will reportedly start shooting in January.

According to Mania, principle photography will begin in Toronto before moving to Louisiana. Bruce Willis is attached to star as a retired CIA Agent who is targeted for assassination. Morgan Freeman is also signed for a currently unrevealed role.

Earlier this summer, “Red” director Robert Schwentke exclusively told MTV News that the tone of the film would be much lighter than Ellis’ original story. Read More...

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Robert SchwentkeNegotiations between Robert Schwentke and Summit Entertainment must have gone well, because the "Time Traveler's Wife" director has confirmed his status onboard their film adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's WildStorm miniseries "Red." And by his own admission, the project will be a much lighter vision of the source material.

In fact, the new movie starring Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis could turn out to be more of a comedy than Ellis originally envisioned.

"I love the script," Schwentke said told MTV News. "It's very funny, which the comic book isn't." Read More...

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RedWith a duo of high-quality actors zeroing in on "Red," the Bruce Willis-starring comic book adaptation, it was only a matter of time before the film snagged a director -- and with this particular director, time is a tricky thing.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that filmmaker Robert Schwentke is in negotiations to helm "Red" for Summit Entertainment. Schwentke's most recent directorial effort comes in the form of "The Time Traveler's Wife," an adaptation of the science-fiction romance novel starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams.

In addition to having worked with comic book movie veterans -- Bana was once the Hulk, mind you -- Schwentke's involvement in "Red" isn't as unnatural as you might think. The DC/Wildstorm adaptation has a heavy thriller vibe, which Schwentke previously tackled in 2005's "Flightplan." Read More...

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