‘Red 2′ Gets New Release Date Opposite ‘R.I.P.D.’

The retired and extremely dangerous operatives of “Red 2” have a new date of attack: July 19.

Summit has shifted the follow-up to the 2010 action-comedy to the height of the summer movie season, away from its original slot on August 2. That puts Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and pals in direct competition with “R.I.P.D.,” which, ironically enough, comes from original “Red” helmer Robert Schwentke.

Willis, Malkovich and several of the other all-stars from “Red” are back for the sequel: Helen Mirren once again returning as gun-toting Victoria and Mary-Louise Parker as Sarah Ross, trigger-happy girlfriend of Frank Moses (Willis). Also along for the ride are newcomers (a term we use loosely) Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The story deals with Moses and his companions taking their operation international, with mayhem planned for London, Paris and Moscow.

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