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Red Dawn Returns (Wolverine Remake)
IGN UK ^ | July 9, 2008 | Chris Tilly

Posted on 07/11/2008 6:40:41 AM PDT by tlb

Hot-on-the-heels of news that Darren Aronofsky may be directing MGM's Robocop reboot, the studio has announced plans to remake another '80s feature in the shape of Red Dawn.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Red Eye scribe Carl Ellsworth will pen the script, which will update the story to modern day.

"The tone is going to be very intense, very much keeping in mind the post-9/11 world that we're in," explains Ellsworth.

"As Red Dawn scared the heck out of people in 1984, we feel that the world is kind of already filled with a lot of paranoia and unease, so why not scare the hell out of people again?"

(Excerpt) Read more at movies.ign.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: genx; hollywood; moviereview; reddawn; wolverines; worstmovieever
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I can picture Patrick Swaze watching the remake, then going outside yelling "AVENGE ME!"
1 posted on 07/11/2008 6:40:42 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

They probably won’t allow the rebels in the remake to carry guns.


2 posted on 07/11/2008 6:41:54 AM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: tlb

I bet in this version the bad guys will be the good guys.


3 posted on 07/11/2008 6:42:41 AM PDT by AU72
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To: tlb

The way some things are looking . . .

They’d better hurry or Martial Law officials will not allow it’s showing.


4 posted on 07/11/2008 6:43:14 AM PDT by Quix (WE HAVE THE OIL NOW http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3340274697167011147)
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To: tlb
I seriously doubt movie makers today can even come close to the very un PC original. I fully expect the NEo-Nazi terrorists to get their asses kicked by the cheer leading squad.
5 posted on 07/11/2008 6:43:23 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: tlb
As Red Dawn scared the heck out of people in 1984

I watched at the base theater in '84 and remember everyone laughing all through it. The mock-ups of Soviet equipment were particularly lame.

6 posted on 07/11/2008 6:44:49 AM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: dfwgator

It won’t be the Russians and Cubans invading, it will be evil corporations lead by W and Dick. The last bastions of Enron will take over Texas.

“Is anyone on our side?”
“Yup, 500 million screamin chinamen.”
“I thought there were a billion chinamen.”
“There were.”


7 posted on 07/11/2008 6:45:40 AM PDT by Holicheese (Hillary deserves the CMoH for her time in Tuzla!)
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To: tlb
As Red Dawn scared the heck out of people in 1984, we feel that the world is kind of already filled with a lot of paranoia and unease, so why not scare the hell out of people again

Only this time the bad guys will be bitter white middle class americans clinging to guns and religion. The heroes will probably be a couple of guys who turn out falling in love and having a homosexual relationship. It will undoubtedly show anyone who likes guns as an ignorant racist redneck - trust hollywood on this.

8 posted on 07/11/2008 6:46:10 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: tlb

Given hollywood today, I bet you it will involve rebels against an evil “right wing” government.


9 posted on 07/11/2008 6:47:17 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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10 posted on 07/11/2008 6:47:51 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: tlb
Karl Rove takes over the country and liberals take to the hills with their guns knives copies of Das Kapital.

Hmmm... a Karlocracy... that doesn't sound like such a bad idea.

11 posted on 07/11/2008 6:48:02 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Whale oil: the renewable biofuel for the 21st century.)
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To: normy

“The world is full of paranoia and unease.” Sounds like they think we are wrong to be scared. The only reason we fear terrorists is because we are bigots, or Bush put the ideas into our head. The reality that there are millions of loons out there wanting to destroy us is to be ignored, I guess.


12 posted on 07/11/2008 6:48:33 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: from occupied ga
The heroes will probably be a couple of guys who turn out falling in love and having a homosexual relationship...

Brokeback Dawn

13 posted on 07/11/2008 6:49:29 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: KarlInOhio

is John Milus going to be involved?

Let me guess, the invading enemy will be an Alliance of China, Iran, and the Islamic Republic of France, right?


14 posted on 07/11/2008 6:50:01 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: meowmeow

I was embarrassed to watch the movie. The intent was laudable, but the movie itself sucked. It was horrible.


15 posted on 07/11/2008 6:50:56 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Proudly belching carbon units since 1961)
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To: dfwgator

Should be interesting.


16 posted on 07/11/2008 6:51:16 AM PDT by Blood of a Patriot
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To: tlb

If John Milius isn’t directing, than I’m not interested.


18 posted on 07/11/2008 6:51:25 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in - Michael Corleone)
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To: from occupied ga

You’re probably right about the homo thing.

A true remake would replace the Hammer and sicle with a Crescent and scimitar.


19 posted on 07/11/2008 6:51:33 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (I will not vote for Obama not because he is black, but because he is RED)
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To: from occupied ga

Yep, it’s going to be an evil Christian theocracy versus an enlightened diverse group of young democrats. That’s hollyweirds version of portraying heroism in the post 9-11 world.


20 posted on 07/11/2008 6:52:50 AM PDT by Varda
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To: All

“In the end...we were fighting ourselves.....”


21 posted on 07/11/2008 6:53:32 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: reagan_fanatic

It got better after about 8 beers.


22 posted on 07/11/2008 6:53:34 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: reagan_fanatic; meowmeow

“...but the movie itself sucked. It was horrible.”

Why? You mean a couple high school kids with AKs couldn’t ambush and defeat the Soviet Army?


23 posted on 07/11/2008 6:54:33 AM PDT by gate2wire
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To: Ouderkirk

“You’re probably right about the homo thing.”

Don’t forget the token black guy as the hero.


24 posted on 07/11/2008 6:55:52 AM PDT by gate2wire
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To: Quix

Try double ply tinfoil.


25 posted on 07/11/2008 6:55:57 AM PDT by allmendream
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To: tlb
Red Dawn was an AWESOME movie when I was 12 years old.

Now? Not so much.

26 posted on 07/11/2008 6:56:18 AM PDT by wbill
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To: tlb

Awesome!! Been waiting a while for this.

Unfortunately, the PC police will have a field day with this one. They will absolutely decry the original’s heavy emphasis on a boys audience and characters. If they Dark Angel/Alias/Buffy the Vampirize it, that would be awful.


27 posted on 07/11/2008 6:56:37 AM PDT by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: tlb
I hated Red Dawn! I thought it was a mess. I expect even less of this version since John Milius isn't directing and keeping the Hollywood lefts nasty fingers off the final product.
28 posted on 07/11/2008 6:56:57 AM PDT by Artemis Webb ( OBAMA/HUCKABEE '08)
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To: tlb

I am sure it will be white, Nazi military types that are the enemy. You know, the industrial military complex with latent homosexual tendencies that always go nuts. Maybe quoting a few bible verses.

The good guys will be a bunch of diverse teens that worry in between killings about what the war is doing to the environment.


29 posted on 07/11/2008 6:58:40 AM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: 6SJ7
Brokeback Dawn

You and I are laughing, but Hollyweird thinks this way. Oh and I left out the wise black man who will be an inspiration to the entire cast.

30 posted on 07/11/2008 6:59:15 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: tlb

The bad guys will be government/wall street/religious believer types plotting the demise of the middle class by bailing out Bear Sterns and Fannie Mae while incarcerating liberals/gitmo survivors/illegal aliens/code pink in Halliburton-built internment camps run by General Petraeus who feeds the interned liberals with soylent green made from women, children, and minorities.

Hey, it’s an election year. The left has the entertainment industry.


31 posted on 07/11/2008 7:00:20 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: dfwgator

I sure hope they don’t `change it from a patriotic film into something else.

The original has long stood out as an exception to the general rule that Hollywood hates America. Hard to imagine it being made today.


32 posted on 07/11/2008 7:01:55 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: All

The original Red Dawn was fantastic, loved it.

I’m sure this new version will be totally liberalized.

Meaning, Patrick Swayze’s character will be some inner city gang-banger turned hero or at least his second in charge will and they’ll unite scanitly-clad Obama soccer moms women and MS13 along with the bloods, crips and Code Pink to fight Halliburton and Blackwater agents.


33 posted on 07/11/2008 7:02:26 AM PDT by Transformers
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To: tlb

I have a real soft spot for this movie and Iron Eagle. I mean, both really sort of sucked really bad, but the intent was good. As bad as they were, I watch them evertime they come on the tube.


34 posted on 07/11/2008 7:02:59 AM PDT by MatD
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To: Ramius; ecurbh; HairOfTheDog; osagebowman; g'nad; 300winmag; Bear_in_RoseBear; TalonDJ

Wolverines!!!

(let’s hope they don’t blow it)


35 posted on 07/11/2008 7:03:12 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands
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To: FrPR

“...I remember wondering what business the Cubans could possibly have invading the US...”

Given that Cuba was a Soviet client state I’m sure their armed forces would have done something in support of a Soviet attack upon the US.

I remember a scene in the Chuck Norris movie “Invasion U.S.A.” where “terrorists” dress up as policemen and open fire on a crowd of hispanics (IIRC), thereby starting a violent beef between the locals and the real police. I don’t doubt that something similar could have been in the works. The Cubans did have commando and specops units that would no doubt have been placed under the command of the GRU.

Now, why the Cubans ended up in Colorado in the movie is a whole ‘nother thing, unless they were already in Mexico causing trouble and just advanced north into Aztlan territory.

Just my 2 cents.


36 posted on 07/11/2008 7:03:26 AM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: tlb
In my 1985 High Shcool Senior Memory Book, I listed “Red Dawn” as my favorite movie, and still catch snippets of it on cable as they play it alot.

Almost as bad idea to remake this as it is to do that upcoming monstrosity that is recasting “Star Trek”. Aren't there any writers in Hollywood, or is it all retreads from here on out! I can't wait until Harrison Ford is cast as Ben Kenobi in the Star Wars remake in a couple of years!!!

37 posted on 07/11/2008 7:03:33 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (I would rather be water-boarded than vote for John McCain......)
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To: FrPR
That said it was a cool movie... Gave me many survivalist fantasies, helped me be a better outdoorsman.

Yep, that's what made it a great movie. The old "what would I do in this situation?" scenario. (That's what my daughter and I enjoyed about Dawn of the Dead and other end-of-the-world movies. Not the zombies, but watching the surviors and seeing what we would do different.)

38 posted on 07/11/2008 7:04:13 AM PDT by scan59 (Markets regulate better than government can.)
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To: tlb
"As Red Dawn scared the heck out of people in 1984, we feel that the world is kind of already filled with a lot of paranoia and unease, so why not scare the hell out of people again?"

Mostly we were scared by the bad acting.

39 posted on 07/11/2008 7:04:29 AM PDT by retrokitten (#1 on the west side)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Avenge MEEEEEEEEEEE!!!


40 posted on 07/11/2008 7:04:44 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: silent_jonny

Oooooh yeeeeah. WOLVERINES PING!


41 posted on 07/11/2008 7:05:24 AM PDT by retrokitten (#1 on the west side)
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To: 6SJ7

Or RED brokeBACK


42 posted on 07/11/2008 7:05:39 AM PDT by Bigoleelephant (Lawyers are to America what lead was to Rome.)
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To: allmendream; All

TRY GETTING UP TO SPEED

about the 4th ever secret meeting of the US House of Representatives . . . . info now leaking out about the info shared . . .

1. Utter financial collapse of US economy before the end of 2008.

2. Martial law to follow post haste

3. Round up & internment in the prepared camps of POTENTIAL trouble-makers against the gov.

4. Safe havens for Congress critters and families.

5. Big jump toward North American Union with Mexico and Canada.

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Nor listened to the Chaplain’s presentation at the link in my tagline.

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. . .

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Tinfoil hat assaults are easy to toss around . . . particularly when folks haven’t done their homework.


43 posted on 07/11/2008 7:06:30 AM PDT by Quix (WE HAVE THE OIL NOW http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3340274697167011147)
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To: Holicheese
"All that hates gonna burn you up kid."
"Keeps me warm."
44 posted on 07/11/2008 7:06:42 AM PDT by Bigoleelephant (Lawyers are to America what lead was to Rome.)
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To: 6SJ7

The heroes will probably be a couple of guys who turn out falling in love and having a homosexual relationship...
Brokeback Dawn

“Gerbils!!”


45 posted on 07/11/2008 7:06:51 AM PDT by Nakota
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To: tlb

Actually, now that I think about it, we’ve all seen a glimpse of a Red Dawn remake before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Postman_(film)


46 posted on 07/11/2008 7:07:22 AM PDT by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: Nakota

“Gerbils!!”

Now that’s funny...


47 posted on 07/11/2008 7:08:24 AM PDT by gate2wire
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To: Carpe Cerevisi; tlb; Corin Stormhands

It is a fine motion picture. I said at the time it should be shown in every American High School.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooy0GFMYafY


48 posted on 07/11/2008 7:08:27 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: tlb

Speaking of Patrick Swayze... Good thought going his way.


49 posted on 07/11/2008 7:09:21 AM PDT by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: All

It’s funny how so many people here can already predict how Hollywood would remake this movie and come up with similar scenarios. Hollywood liberals are so predictable now.


50 posted on 07/11/2008 7:09:32 AM PDT by Transformers
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