The Empire cinema was the venue for the much anticipated premier of the sequel to ‘RED’ (Retired Extremely Dangerous) and the excitement from the crowds was tangible. London’s Leicester Square was transformed to stage the exclusive VIP spectacle with a red carpet stretching across the iconic London hot-spot.
The assembled fans went crazy for Hollywood hard-man Bruce Willis and his on-screen love interest Mary-Louise Parker, and Britain’s own Helen Mirren simply sparked on the red carpet. All three cast members took time to sign autographs and take interviews to promote action-comedy penned by the hilarious Hoeber brothers.
The premier was screened for a ‘by invitation only’ audience attended by celebrities, contributors and media. We had the opportunity to send two lucky competition winners along and they trod the red carpet alongside Brit award winning band ‘Blake’, singer/songwriter Katie Melua, BBC’s Sarah Jane Crawford and singer/model Leah Weller all of whom were in the audience.
All who saw the film commented on the pace, the laughs and the incredible stunts; what was clear though was that the car was the star! The sequence with the Laser Blue Exige S was a real stand out with many commenting that the scene where Mirren’s character Victoria holds twin Glock 34's and fires out of both windows during a 360 degree drift as their favourite moment in the movie. We agree! You can judge for yourselves on August 2nd when the film goes on general release.