variety is reporting that Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman are almost set to star in Summit Entertainment’s espionage thriller “Red,” based on the WildStorm/DC Comic.

Summit acquired rights to “Red,” originally written by Warren Ellis and illustrated by Cully Hamner, last year. The three-book series, published in 2003 and 2004, tells the story of a former black-ops CIA agent now living a quiet life in retirement until the day a high-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him.