McMahon, Borgnine, Dreyfuss, Cox See “Red”

Julian McMahon, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Dreyfuss and Brian Cox are all in negotiations to join the comic book adaptation of Warren Ellis’ “Red” for Summit Entertainment reports Heat Vision

Jon and Erich Hoeber adapted the script which follows a former black-ops CIA agent (Bruce Willis) now living a quiet life in retirement until the day a high-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him.

McMahon would play a Vice President with a dark side who is at the center of a shadow conspiracy. Borgnine will play the keeper of the CIA’s darkest records, while Dreyfuss will be a wealthy man who builds a fortune out of lucrative government contracts.

Cox is a former Cold War spy and nemesis of Willis. Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John C. Reilly and Mary Louise Parker are also onboard.

Robert Schwentke (“Flightplan”) is directing, while Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are producing. Shooting kicks off early next year.