Skip to comments.Red Dawn Remake Finally Gets A Release Date
Posted on 11/25/2011 7:52:42 AM PST by Iron Munro
The long stagnating Red Dawn remake looks set to finally see the light of day, with a designated release date on the horizon. According to Box Office Mojo, the film will hit screens on November 2, 2012 three years after filming wrapped.
A big black cloud has been hanging over Red Dawn in the form of the MGM bankruptcy saga, but, as reported here in September, independent distributor FilmDistrict struck a deal to finally get the film into cinemas, not matter how long it takes.
The film is the first foray into directing by former stuntman Dan Bradley, who once donned the hockey mask to play Jason Voorhees in Jason Lives: Friday The 13th: Part VI.
The movie is, of course, a remake of that cult classic from 1984 starring the late, great Patrick Swayze and a more innocent-looking Charlie Sheen (in his film debut) as the leaders of a bunch of teenagers who fight back when their small town in Colorado is taken over by Communist troops from the Soviet Union and Cuba.
It was made when the world braced for all-out warfare between the US and the USSR, at the height of the Cold War when such an invasion on American soil didnt seem that ludicrous. Nowadays it is a different story.
While the Red Dawn remake will follow very closely in the footsteps of the original, this time around it is the North Koreans doing the invading of the only genuine superpower left on the planet after filmmakers had originally slated the Chinese as the villains of the piece, but changed their minds in order to give the movie more appeal in the increasingly lucrative market of China.
The likes of Thor himself Chris Hemsworth (taking on Swayzes role), Adrianne Palicki (briefly, Wonder Woman), Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas and Josh Hutcherson will be doing the retaliating as the American teens.
Upon release on November 2, 2012, Red Dawn will be pitted against the comedy My Mothers Curse and Pixars animated Wreck-It Ralph.
Time will tell if Red Dawn is worth the wait. But at least its not yet another alien invasion movie. Right?
This is all I needed to know.
Will China then play the role of the Soviet Union in the original movie, who supported the Cubans? So China would be the power behind the N. Koreans.
Nothing else would make sense.
So the North Koreans invade the United States? They should have stuck with the Chinese.
It’s going to be one hell of a stretch for a North Korean invasion to be credible. At least you could rationalize a Chinese one as they are getting to superpower status. North Korea can’t even feed itself.
You heard it here first, the movie will be a Box office failure
Agreed, it will not be “worth the wait.”
The first was was just a so-so movie, why would I watch a remake?
Now bow down to your Chinese overlords, Hollywood!
I see all the ethnic casting boxes have been checked off. Is there a gay couple?
As if the invasion by the Soviets in the first awful flick wasn't much of a stretch? The original was laughable.
The real enemy should be obama and his czars, appointees, and any friend he has. They are committed to the destruction of the country and seemingly are winning the battle.
Red Dawn, more like Red Yawn.
Multicultural cast, wonder who is the homosexual? Love the original, but this looks bad.
Another hollywood movie remake?
It would be better IF the kids were in South Korea and US dependents of soldiers stationed in SK that all got killed in a surprise attack by the North. Now that would be interesting.
I think they should have went down the terrorist road. Having sleeper cells activate all at once being aided by Iran.
I know that we can’t have anything that puts Islam in a bad light.
Agreed. A US civil war movie with the libs and conservatives forming their own Countries would be more believable.