Skip to comments.RED DAWN Remake News
Posted on 06/18/2009 10:52:01 AM PDT by B-Chan
On the heels of yesterday's casting announcements, Latinoreview has exclusively learned that Tony Gilroy, the oscar nominated writer/director of Michael Clayton (and one of my top five favorite all time screenwriters) has come aboard to rewrite MGM/UA's remake of RED DAWN!
Not surprising considering that Dan Bradley, the director of the remake, was the 2nd unit director of the Jason Bourne films which Gilroy penned.
Gilroy has recently delivered a 107 page draft dated 06-01-09. The remake was penned by Carl Ellsworth and Jeremy Passmore and based on the 1984 Cold War-era film co-written and directed by John Milius. We took a look at the Ellsworth/Passmore draft which you can watch HERE.
The story is about a group of teenagers who form an impromptu insurgency when their town is invaded by Chinese and Russian soldiers. [Source]
Two cast in 'Red Dawn' remake
The Wolverines are gathering.
Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki have been cast in MGM/UA's remake of "Red Dawn," set to begin filming in September. They join the already cast Chris Hemsworth in the story of a group of teenagers who form an impromptu insurgency when their town is invaded by Chinese and Russian soldiers.
Peck will play Matt Eckert -- the role originated by Charlie Sheen -- the hotheaded younger brother of Hemsworth's Jed Eckert and star quarterback of their Spokane high school football team. Palicki will play Toni, the role first inhabited by Jennifer Grey. She's a tough fighter the brothers encounter who develops romantic feelings for Jed, a Marine home on leave and the group's unofficial leader.
Dan Bradley, a stunt coordinator and second-unit director on "The Bourne Ultimatum" and "Quantum of Solace," will direct the revamp based on the 1984 Cold War-era film co-written and directed by John Milius. Carl Ellsworth and Jeremy Passmore penned the updated screenplay.
Contrafilm's Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are producing, and Vince Newman is executive producing. The film is scheduled to hit theaters Sept. 24, 2010. [Source]
We had our Red Dawn here - November 7, 2008
I don’t have high hopes for this movie.
I guess I missed the idea for the remake- the original was bad enough, but a remake?
Oh well, can a pre-quel be far behind?
If I had my way in the remake,
it would involve the elected fascists attempting a final crackdown on the populace,
and [initially] isolated groups performing “wolverine style” guerilla warfare on them.
IMO< the premise needs to be altered to reflect the attack from within. To hell with the Russian and Chinese boogie men angle. We might not last until that eventuality, at the rate we’re going.
Today the red threat sits in the White House and Congress.
And I’ll bet the first movie - like all firsts - will be better than the remake.
No wolverines here in TX, but we have badgers.
They are very fierce like some Texans, but unfriendly unlike most Texans.
If you are smart you will not try to twist a badger out of it’s hole. It is almost impossible to do, but if you manage to get him out of the hole you will wish you had not.
This was just on TV last night.
A bit of trivia: the original was filmed in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
The Chinese and the Russians?
Guess South America is no longer under the influence of the Kremlin? I can think of a couple countries right off. Venezuela for one. And who was involved in that skirmish with Colombia?
Red Dawn was a kind of a re-imagining of what the "nuclear" conflict with the Soviets would look like. Plus, it didn't shy away from painting the Soviets as blood thirsty, unapologetic killers. Hardly the stuff of modern day anti-American flicks. One of the primary antagonists was a Cuban national. How's that going to work with the leftist, Hollywierdos infatuation with Che and Fidel?
Who's going to be the villain now. Are we going to be invaded by Exxon or "Big Pharma"?
Or, my prediction, is that this new "Marine on leave" will have some kind of revelation about how cruel he was to people in Iraq and that America "had it coming". Kind of a Red Dawn meets Apocalypse Now meets Deer Hunter, or the like.
That version will be playing in the streets, not the movies.
Yep. I saw it too.
I look forward to it!
"Badgers? we don' need no steekin' badgers!"
(I've been waiting a long time to use that line..... ;-))
i suspect the truth wont be far off from your wish
Instead of Russian and Chinese soldiers, make it believable - Obamas ACORN/brownshirt brigade on one side and the monkeywrenchers on the other.
The chair is against the wall..............
We’re living through the beginning of the remake now..
does that say “Obamacore!” or “Obamarines!” ?
One minor correction - though “brownshirt” is an historical reference,
the shirts will be light blue this time.
It would be better suited for the times if these kids were fighting against 0bama’s Civilian National Security Force.
So, in today’s Hollywood the Wolverines will actually welcome our new Communist overlords and work to bring “Hope and Change” to all of America!
UN troops invited in by Manchurian Candidate to control unruly population.
I think we dealt with Poncho once if I remember correctly.
If I catch your drift, it seems as if we are.
That's close to the thought(s) that crossed my mind when I saw this story and thread.
Let's start with the fact that the old USSR is gone. Who is going to be the Reds? Chinese? With Hollywood being run by PC?
No, if one wants to fly in the face of PC, go all the way, and remake the story as a fight against the American Reds, and I am not talking Indians...
They can’t have anyone from South America because it might offend groups such as la raza.
Now that sounds realistic.
I notice others with like thoughts posted while I was writing...
BATFE would be more to be worried about than the blue helmets.
The marine won't be "on leave."
He will be a heroic and flawless character, driven from his beloved Corps under the "don't ask don't tell" policy.
I have watch the movie 100 times and never picked up on that.
I have a better idea: let’s get Unintended Consequences made into a movie. Much more timely than Red Dawn!
How about something more creative for a change? Almost all of the blizzard of remakes have been flops.
McVeigh is said to have said that “The Turner Diaries” may have been his bible, but he considered “Unintended Consequences” to be the “new testament”.
Indeed, UC had smarter ways to fight than the method in TD.
Sure seems like it. Like “Sum of All Fears” where the jihadists became neo-nazis?
Then you need the picture of Trinidad Silva from “UHF”.
This is not going to be good.
They are also remaking “Fame” and “Footloose.” Hollywood is committing 80’s movie blasphemy.
That reminds me. Time to watch that movie again this weekend! Excellent!
No, you do not get it... China and Russia invade to impose Capitalism on an ultrasocialist USA and the wolverines fight with other people’s cadres to deter the reactionary antirevolutionists to preserve the non-workers’ paradise.
Venezula fights for the USA in this one, with Castro brigades.
Jeez. Footloose remake? Kevin Bacon must be laughing hard on that one. Lemme guess, a black kid in a white town wants to dance because evil whitey didn’t want him to dance.
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