Skip to comments.Red Dawn' is another casualty due to MGM's financial troubles
Posted on 06/13/2010 6:23:39 AM PDT by Perdogg
Well this should not be a surprise to anyone but Red Dawn is the latest film to be put on hold due to MGMs financial status. With no executives to control the studio, creditors have placed the responsibility of the once great film company on themselves. This move has affected all the movies it was tied to, from the twenty-third Bond film to The Hobbit. Because of MGMs financial problems Daniel Craig left Bond 23 for Girl with a Dragon Tatoo and Gullimero Del Toro left The Hobbit.
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Financial woes my perfectly formed rear end.
They caved to China.
Let me know when they run out of old Jimmy Stewart movies...
they would have screwed it up anyways!
Jed would have”come out” when they were all in hiding....
Oh, too bad.
If you want to crawl out of your financial troubles, invest enough money now in a pro-American, pro-Freedom, pro-Individualist remake of Red Dawn that remains true to the original, and you will make so much money in ticket sales that you will, once again, be in the black.
there is no need to remake this....it stands on its own as is....
...though I question their motives.
I thought Red Dawn was horrible. Not because of it’s political message but simply because I thought it was ridiculous and poorly made.
That’s ok...I have the original “Red Dawn” and I hate “remakes”.
I take that back. Red Dawn was not very good but it wasn’t terrible.
(Iron Eagle was TERRIBLE)
Another reason why Sloan may have been on the outs...
Political constributions for Harry Sloan MGM chairman, CEO
I honestly cannot think of any remake that was as good as the original.
Gold star for you.
MGM is largely conservative?
What????? No more Leo roaring on the screen????
One possibility - the Marlon Brando/Trevor Howard version of “Mutiny on the Bounty” was a pretty good remake of the original (Charles Laughton and Clark Gable).
Good question since they all could not have been captured and locked up in the Colorado gulag, especially the veterans.
Screw Red Dawn, no new Bond??? WTF
We watched Iron Eagle last week. It was terrible, but my 13-year-old liked it.
MGM: ‘Red Dawn’ Remake Still Slated for November..
So, has MGM’s “Red Dawn” remake been shelved or not?
The L.A. Times says yes; TheWrap is being told no by the studio.
According to a report in the Times Friday morning, Dan Bradley’s redo of John Milius’ 1984 original is in the can but has been delayed indefinitely from its scheduled Nov. 24 release due to MGM’s uncertain future.
But when TheWrap contacted the studio, its head of marketing, Mike Vollman, was adamant the the movie is “still dated for Nov. 24.” He had no comment regarding the Times report besides pointing out that it didn’t quote anyone from MGM.
They’re never as good as the old version by the same title, anyway!
Ok...suggestions from my movie buff wife:
3:10 to Yuma
“Crocodile Dundee II” was better than the original, IMHO.
I can’t wait to see the remake of Total Recall!!! LOL!
...good question. Maybe it was a liberal area of Colorado? that they were operating and the native males were all cooperating.
>>>>We watched Iron Eagle last week. It was terrible, but my 13-year-old liked it.<<<<<<<<<<
It was made with your 13 year old in mind.
It appears that most movies made today are about the mind set of the 13 year old.
How many Die Hards have there been and they all suck. How many Rambo’s. The worst spin off ever was the Gone With the Wind one. That truly sucked. I could have done better writing myself.
Now that we can agree on ,it was pure make believe
That was my first thought too.
Well, Sloan is a big Pubbie donor at any rate.
Except that it was an hour too long.
I’ve never seen a Rambo or a Die Hard. Just not my idea of fun. Except for a bit of that Rambo movie that had Afghan cavalry in it, because a friend of mine was a horseback-extra and he made all of us watch the few milliseconds when he and his horse were visible in the mob ;-)l.
The Magnificent Seven.
OK, I'm tapped out.
No worries, the non-fiction version is coming soon to a neighborhood near you
Many critics argue that the remakes of "The Ten Commandments," "Ben Hur," and "The Wizard of Oz" were better than the orignals, yet I still prefer the originals.
I considered “The Ten Commandments” but I wasn’t sure if it was fair to compare a silent film to a “talkie”. Still I would like to see the silent version someday. I know it’s available.
The 1923 version of “The Ten Commandments” is considerably different from the 1956 version. I saw it in the 1980’s at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. It was accompanied by a very competent organist who had accompanied films during the silent era.
I have only seen “The Wizard of Oz” with “canned” music, and have yet to see it accompanied by a live organist. This film, staring Larry Seman and Oliver Hardy—before he teamed up with Stan Laurel—is also much different from the 1939 remake, but it is considerably funnier.
Most people in Hollywood don’t understand what freedom is and wouldn’t do the original movie justice.
A remake would be a watered down movie anyway. PC Hollywood changed Tom Clancy’s The Sum of All Fears from Palestinian Terrorists to Russians to be PC, they’ll neuter a remake of Red Dawn too.
Just as well there’s no remake.
Methinks their Chinese overlords were displeased...
“Gold star for you”
Hey, maybe some people didn’t know about that...
I'm genuinely envious!
I would like Warner Bros. to purchase MGM. They are good about films. After all they own Turner Classic Movies, which is one of my favorite channels.
In addition, TimeWarner already has the rights to pre-1986 MGM films.
Great movie because they blew up DC.
There should be an effort to redo some of the classic Ealing Studio comedy films. British comedies with superb story lines that were made on shoestring budgets. Ironically, Ealing Studios are still around.
This was already tried by Americans, and failed, with the remake of The Ladykillers (1955). The 2004 version had top directors, top actors, and a big budget, but still failed terribly. This pretty well proves that the British have to make their own remakes.
But, if they do so, they could choose from a fine selection:
Whiskey Galore! (1949)
Passport to Pimlico (1949)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
And they then might re-remake The Ladykillers.
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