MGM's 'Red Dawn' Remake Finally Ready to Make its Big Appearance

August 1, 2012
Source: USA Today

Red Dawn Remake

"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:

Red Dawn Photos

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?

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments


Glad to see Josh Peck back on the big screen.

MKultra on Aug 1, 2012


Not feeling this movie any more. Its been on the shelves way too long. Plus these pictures aren't helping one bit.

Chris on Aug 1, 2012


North Korea is soooo 2011. Make the bad guys Chick-fil-A! Bwhahahaah.

mooreworthy on Aug 1, 2012


HELL YES I'm excited. sure it's been delayed a few times but if someone has finally decided to release it all i can say is THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU And i love that they're still including some elements of the original like the spider trap scene.

Matthew Drummey on Aug 1, 2012


Having grown up with the original, which came out when I was 12, I was very into this project... until they pussed out and changed the obvious modern day villians from the Chinese, who would represent a logical threat to the U.S. in this day and age, to the North Koreans, who represent a threat to no one but themselves. This remake now has no valid reason for existing.

Chris on Aug 1, 2012


They filmed parts of this in the city I am from in Michigan. I would drive by this field they shot in, from what I looked prettttty interesting. I am still excited about how they are putting this together compared to the original.

girlmovie782 on Aug 2, 2012


what was the main reason for it getting pushed back so far?

sara on Aug 2, 2012


Josh Peck is extremely underrated (he was incredible in the Wackness), I'm excited to see how he does in "bigger" flicks. And, any excuse to stare at Chris Hemsworth for a couple of hours at a time is good with me. Sorry, just sayin'.

Teacherkid on Aug 2, 2012


Am I the only one hoping for a hard R rating? and is this still based in CO?

Cody W on Aug 2, 2012


There is a new trailer. I'm a projectionist and it was on our trailer hard drive. Don't remember what movie it was supposed to play on though. Probably Total Recall.

notalent on Aug 3, 2012

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