MGM's 'Red Dawn' Remake Finally Ready to Make its Big Appearance
"We got a lot of firepower on our side." Another blast-from-the-past update coming up this year is Red Dawn. From the past for multiple reasons, not just that it's a remake of the 1984 action classic, but its been pushed back more than a few years. Mostly because they ran out of money and it got shelved, perhaps because it had some problems, including that they were nervous of what country is portrayed as the bad guys this time. We've been waiting forever to see any footage, and have seen photos before, but USA Today has unveiled a new first look feature on Red Dawn. This is usually a good sign there's a trailer coming soon.
Their brief first look only shows two rather bland photos of the cast, which is lead by Chris Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas and Connor Cruise. Yes, those are your new Wolverines this time. Huzzah! Here's the only photos of the new Red Dawn cast in their feature:
After MGM went under in 2009, no studio wanted to touch Red Dawn for fear of upsetting the Chinese government, hence the change to have most of the invaders of our homeland changed to North Koreans. So, as we confirmed back in early 2011, they decided to revise the film's villains to North Korea, and push back the release until November 21st this year, now under Open Road. The quotes in USA Today's piece seem to be from recent interviews. "Well, we are fighting an entire army, so that definitely stacks the odds against us," says Hutcherson of his role in Red Dawn. "But it does help to have a superhero on your side," referring to Hemsworth, who went on to play Thor after this was filmed back in late 2009. We're still waiting to see it.
The report does confirm that they are still the Wolverines and they have scenes like from the first one. "There's the spider-trap moment when we just appear out of the ground," Josh Peck says. "Red Dawn fans are going to be blown out by it." We'll be keeping our eye out for a trailer, posters or otherwise. Dan Bradley, a stunt man-turned-second unit director-tuned-filmmaker, directed this Red Dawn as his feature debut, but hasn't gone on to anything else since. Open Road has it set for release in late November. Still into this?