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Summit Entertainment Hired Writers to Pen RED Sequel Script

After raking in almost $165,000 at the box office and being nominated for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy at this year’s Golden Globe Awards, screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber have been rehired by Summit Entertainment to pen a sequel to last year’s action-comedy ‘RED,’ is reporting. If the studio is happy with the final script from the Hoebers, who wrote the original film, the highest-grossing Summit movie outside of the ‘Twilight’ films, it will officially green-light the follow-up.

Summit is also so happy with the two writers that studio officials also hired them to work on the script for the upcoming thriller ‘Man on a Ledge,’ starring Sam Worthington. The Hoebers are also working on the script for director Peter Berg’s upcoming film ‘Battleship.’

Even though Summit has commissioned the Hoebers to write the script for the ‘RED’ sequel, there’s no word yet if the original cast, including Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Mary-Louise Parker, will be returning to the follow-up. But fans and critics alike responded to the stars of the original, which is based on the DC Comics series of the same name, so much that they are likely to return.

Written by: Karen Benardello

Jon and Erich Hoeber

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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