Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Red" Shoots Up Downtown Toronto

Summit Entertainment's Toronto-lensed comic book adaptation "Red", starring Bruce Willis and John Malkovich, will be shooting interior scenes in the Toronto Parking Authority parking garage, @ 2 Church Street between 5PM and 6AM, February 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 24.

The nighttime filming, involving 'loud simulated gunfire', will also include a scene February 22, involving emrgency vehicles approaching the garage southbound on Church Street from Front Street.

"Red" is an adaptation of DC Comics graphic novel of the same name by author Warren Ellis.

Cast also includes Mary-Louise Parker, Academy Award-winners Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman, Karl Urban, Brian Cox, Richard Dreyfuss, Ernest Borgnine, Julian McMahon, James Remar and Rebecca Pidgeon.

"...Red is the story of 'Frank Moses' (Willis), a former black-ops CIA agent, who is now living a quiet life. That is, until the day a hi-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him. With his identity compromised and the life of the woman he cares for, Sarah (Parker), endangered, Frank reassembles his old team (Freeman, Malkovich and Mirren) in a last ditch effort to survive..."

Directed by Robert Schwentke ("The Time Traveler's Wife") from a screenplay by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber ("Whiteout"), the film is produced by di Bonaventura Pictures' Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian ("Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"). Executive producers are Jake Myers ("Hollywoodland"") and Gregory Noveck ("Jonah Hex"). Di Bonaventura Pictures' production exec David Ready is co-producer.

Red reunites Schwentke with DP Florian Ballhaus ("Marley & Me") and Oscar-winning film editor Thom Noble ("Thelma & Louise") .

"Red" will continue shooting in and around the metro Toronto area for nine weeks before moving to New Orleans, late March for the final two weeks of principal photography.

The film is scheduled for worldwide release, October 22, 2010....