‘Red’ Co-Creator Warren Ellis Takes Over Splash Page Next Week!

Yes, 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).

Oh, and just in case you haven’t been following along at home, “Red” features Bruce Willis as retired Black Ops agent Frank Moses, who’s forced back into action after an assassination attempt. Along with fellow retired agents played by Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, and Morgan Freeman, Moses needs to get to the bottom of who’s trying to kill him (and the rest of his former team) — a task made significantly more difficult by the long list of enemies he’s made over the years.

I spoke to both “Red” creators during this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, who told me about one particular scene pulled straight from the comic. Since then, we also saw a great new clip from the film featuring award-winning actress Helen Mirren taking out a convoy of armored cars.

FYI: Helen Mirren + High-Powered Weapons = All Kinds Of Awesome

Ellis’ first guest column hits the site on Monday, so keep it locked to Splash Page for a week of Warren Ellis and “Red” here on MTV News’ comics and comic book movie blog!

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Looking forward to a week of Warren Ellis? What would you like to see him write about? Let us know in the comment section or on Twitter! You can also follow me, Splash Page editor Rick Marshall, on Twitter!