Watch: First Action-Packed Trailer for MGM's 'Red Dawn' Remake

August 10, 2012
Source: Yahoo

Red Dawn Trailer

"We're the Wolverines - we create chaos." Here is the trailer you've been waiting for. After years of delays, FilmDistrict has finally debuted a full trailer for MGM's long-lost Red Dawn remake, directed by Dan Bradley, and starring quite a fun young cast. The Wolverines this time are lead by Chris Hemsworth, now known as Thor, Josh Hutcherson, now known as Peeta, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas and Connor Cruise, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Thankfully, it's gun- & action-packed and looks like a solid modern upgrade, with North Korea as the invaders this time. It actually looks pretty good. Fire this up!

Here's the first official trailer for Dan Bradley's long-delayed Red Dawn remake, originally from Yahoo:

A group of teenagers living in America look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Red Dawn (2012) is directed by longtime stunt-man turned second unit director (Quantum of Solace, MI: Ghost Protocol, The Bourne Legacy) turned director Dan Bradley, making his feature debut with this film. The screenplay, based on the story by Kevin Reynolds, was written by Carl Ellsworth (Red Eye, Disturbia, Last House on the Left) and Jeremy Passmore (The Cleaner). This was filmed back in 2009, but delayed and the villain altered. FilmDistrict will be finally releasing Red Dawn in theaters on November 21st this fall.

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Anything but Yahoo!... AARRRGGGHHHHHH!!!

Agent Kid Society on Aug 10, 2012


Give it a look now my friend... 😉

Alex Billington on Aug 10, 2012


Peace is restored...

Agent Kid Society on Aug 10, 2012


Trailer was interesting enough. It could be all right. Nothing too eye popping.

Kwaz on Aug 10, 2012


I actually think this might have been worth the wait.

UK2K on Aug 10, 2012


looks cheesy but ill see it

poo on Aug 10, 2012


Nice! Looks to be the sleeper hit of 2012! Hemsworth! Hutcherson! and great action! Still wish Chinese were the villains! more credible!

Tey on Aug 10, 2012


I love that they used "Hey Man, Nice Shot" by FILTER on the trailer. I wonder if they knew that their bass player voluntarily enlisted in the military for the Afghanistan war? In fact, when MySpace was cool, they did Operation MySpace for the troops and Filter performed with their bass player who was in active duty...pretty amazing.

facebook-502477468 on Aug 10, 2012


Hmm, interesting. And no I'm not being sarcastic. on Aug 12, 2012


It's an especially interesting choice, given that the song is about an incident that was meant to expose widespread corruption in government but instead was just swept under the rug and forgotten about. Now their using it to advertise a movie about a foreign attack, when the whole point is that we're more at risk from our own corruption.

Squiggly_P on Aug 14, 2012


The NRA are gonna love this film.

Mithun Divakaran on Aug 10, 2012


very odd comment.

beevis on Aug 10, 2012


I think he means this is the NRA's version of a porno.

Kingston Apoc on Aug 10, 2012


Generic but its great seeing josh peck again and its so weird because seeing a movie thats been done for almost 2 years and finally coming out now. I hope they took this time to fine tune some edits because i know if i had all this time...i would be in the editing room making sure everything was seamless and perfect with what i have.

dgeet on Aug 10, 2012


This looks like shit in a cereal box. Oh yeah, i'm sure some snot-faced 21 year old Korean kid would control this army of invaders, who just happen to land in a random freakin' town by the way, would then mobilize every soldier and take his sweet-ass time to go after some group of harmless teens hiding out in a "cabin-in-the-woods" type place. Oh, and sure he holds a random cop hostage too. I'm sure that was the reason Korea invaded the U.S in this movie. Makes perfectly good sense....

TheRagin'Cajun on Aug 11, 2012



TheRagin'Cajun on Aug 11, 2012


Love the original. I wasn't sure how it would look. The air raid scene with the paratroopers and plane crash looks a bit clean and cgi heavy but that doesn't make it bad. Plot seems to be pretty close to original so it should be good.

Yug on Aug 10, 2012


Cgi cheesie. Movie looks like it will suck. Wasn't to into the first one eather.

josh21 on Aug 10, 2012


I totally understand why it's been sitting on a shelf now.

Kento on Aug 10, 2012


Yep! LOL

John on Aug 12, 2012



Thexn on Aug 10, 2012


Yes! Nice trailer, I'm in.

Manuel on Aug 10, 2012


I'm impressed by the trailer. I'm looking forward to this.

Manuel on Aug 10, 2012


Impressed? Looks like fucking shit. How dumb is the hollywood audience in 2012: I'm sure some snot-faced 21 year old Korean is leading this army that lands in a random fucking town by the way, would mobilise his entire army to go after some group of teens hiding in a "cabin in the woods"..... Yeah sure. That makes perfect sense. Should surpass Saving Private Ryan. lol. Dumbass remake.

The Ragin' Cajun on Aug 10, 2012


Movies are supposed to be FUN. And this looks fun. OH NOES PLOT HOLES!!! Give me a break this isn't a movie going for an Oscar it is a movie you watch then lol at the cheese afterwards.

Brian Sleider on Aug 10, 2012


It's idiots like you who are responsible for dumbass directors like Micheal Bay and that deucebag that directed the last Street Fighter movie...

ThRagin'Cajun on Aug 11, 2012


Instead of Josh Peck they should have got Milo Ventimiglia, he would have done a better job.

ABD_1 on Aug 10, 2012


surely he's a bit old/mature lookin' to play a high school or even college quarterback..? Maybe wait for the actual film to judge Peck's performance..=/

Ayotunde Afolabi on Aug 10, 2012


Is it just some vague Asian dictatorship that's taking over America? Did they sort of become a emo-Taliban?

Carpola on Aug 10, 2012


the article says north korea......all you had to do was read it to find out.

beevis on Aug 10, 2012


Readingz for fools. I did skim it but just blurted out the first words I could think of. Been on holiday so missed writing gibberish on here.

Carpola on Aug 10, 2012


Meh.....Give me the original any day, Patrick, C, Thomas, Charlie, Jennifer and Lea ROCKED! Just trying to capitalize on the "Avengers" "Hunger Games" success...,bleh.

weezy1 on Aug 10, 2012


Except that this was made a couple years ago...

Traveler on Aug 11, 2012


Even though it is old and its been held off for release, they are releasing it now to capitalize on the fact a good number of their teen actors are now big names. I'm not sure how old/recent The House at the End of the Street is either, but I'm sure they timed the release with J.L.'s success. Still this doesn't look as bad as I was expecting. Might not be as critical of it at all if it weren't feeding off the name and tried to just be a stand alone instead. I know it's teens fighting an invading country in their small town... but it looks like other than forced call backs (Wolverines, etc.) it would be like any other movie that copies concepts without being a remake. That aside, it still looks like it would generally irritate me. I don't know why "irritate" of all the emotions, but that's what parts of the trailer have done.

SapphireD910 on Aug 13, 2012


It looks just as cheezy as the first one and I liked it. Just now, I laughed thinking of the south park version.(hee hee!)

arjones on Aug 10, 2012


That didn't look like Colorado...damn. Otherwise looks pretty damn cheesy but a good popcorn flick nonetheless

Cody W on Aug 10, 2012


Hey Rick! I never made a slam dunk before. Thanks for the boost.

Awtan90 on Aug 10, 2012


I LOL'ed through this trailer. No foreign power would waste their time and resources invading the USA. It's not worth anything.

guest on Aug 10, 2012


They need to teach a class on how to cut a trailer. COULD have looked more entertaining if it didn't feel like a music video.

Quanah on Aug 10, 2012


Wow... Sigh, is gonna turn out bad the movie very sure of it.

Handsomepig on Aug 10, 2012



Bruce Lee on Aug 10, 2012


Its THOR and the staff of HOT Topic to the rescue!! Honestly i was happy to hear about this remake, and then i heard they changed the villians from China to N. Korea. WTF honestly? N.K. It least the first movie (as campy as it was used the threat that was present at the time of the film. Is N.K. more of a world threat then China? Or is using China as the bad guy just bad for business? what a bunch of pussies!

muddgutts on Aug 10, 2012


rofl - staff of hot topic - gotta remember that one *high five edit: also, agree, pretty ridiculous notion that N.K. could come remotely close to getting troop transports to the u.s. mainland.

bozo connors on Aug 13, 2012


looks stupid

truong18 on Aug 10, 2012


Josh peck looks anorexic. Good that he's lost weight but he just does not look healthy. As for the movie, the trailer failed to engage my suspension of disbelief. I mean an invisible North Korean army, really? Invading Colorado of all places? Getting beat by a couple of kids after successfully getting an army into Colorado over the course of one night?

Rex on Aug 10, 2012


No wonder that movie sat on the shelf so long.

rennmaxbeta on Aug 10, 2012


Right! LOL on Aug 12, 2012


Good Luck but you can't F&^%K with the original. Just like Conan, Total Recall and now this. BRING TOILET PAPER CAUSE I AIN'T USING NO LEAVES!!

AIN'T USING NO LEAVES on Aug 10, 2012


This will never replace the original or come close in quality. I don't understand and never will why studios need to make remakes of classic films.

Andrew on Aug 10, 2012


Bad ASS! Can't wait to see this revisioning!

Vreeland Holt on Aug 10, 2012


And now reboot Surburban Commando

Hulkster brother on Aug 11, 2012


So basically this is Homefront the movie, which in turn was modernized Red Dawn the game. 🙂 Not bad though, I'll check it out.

D6 on Aug 11, 2012



Geoffrey Shauger on Aug 11, 2012


probably would be better as a straight to DvD film ha but with the famousness of these actors and actresses now it will probably get a lot of sales.

you on Aug 11, 2012


I wonder if this movie will cause racism toward American Koreans and Asian Americans... Would it hurt to show that America is more than just white and black people? There are lots of asians, middle eastern, etc descent who aren't white or black fighting in the US armed forces because this is their home too. Guess "ethnic" actors won't fill theater seats and therefore are not what Americans look like.

Roderick on Aug 11, 2012


15 years ago, it would have only been white dudes, it's a strange progress.

Carpola on Aug 12, 2012


Yeah, actually, thinking I could use a little racism in my life - it's pretty dull being non-racist, gonna check out this flick hoping to pick some up. (seriously?)

bozo connors on Aug 13, 2012


I was expecting much worse actually. This doesnt look half bad 😀 In other news I remember when Josh Peck was fat. :l

LosZombies on Aug 11, 2012


dear jeffery dean morgan, PLEASE COME BACK TO SUPERNATURAL!!!!!

THEBATMAN on Aug 11, 2012


So the dad dies? This looked kind of ok until Thor started with all the cheesy lines.

Brian Ricci Movie Review on Aug 12, 2012


Heck yea! They brought back the trap doors! That was my favorite part in the original. I was a little skeptical at first, but after seeing the trailer I'm definitely excited for this. Nice to see Josh Peck back on the big screen too.

Lamar on Aug 12, 2012


♪♫ You Know we belong together, You and I forever and ever... ♫♪

CarlM on Aug 12, 2012


Why, oh why...good luck americans...I ain't gonna join you watching this piece of....

dawko on Aug 12, 2012


Would a "WOOOLVERINEES!!!" yell have been too much? I think not. I think it would have made the trailer and brought me on board. 😛

bozo connors on Aug 13, 2012


Haha....North Korea....

Oct8pus on Aug 14, 2012

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