Skip to comments.Red Dawn Remake Finally Gets A Release Date
Posted on 11/25/2011 7:52:42 AM PST by Iron Munro
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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.
This is all I needed to know.
In the original film the Chinese were our allies in the fight while the Europeans sat it out.
How realistic was that in the original?
I suspect that just like the original there will be some historical explanations about why the N. Koreans were invading. For example, a link with a new Islamic superstate that holds most of the oil supplies working with a united Korea and a newly reformed Soviet-bloc.
China stays neutral due to Korean nuclear weapons on their doorstep and the importance of US-China economic ties.
Maybe even Mexico is now controlled by drug lords and they’ve been promised California, Arizona and Nevada if the invasion is successful.
Something like that.
That was roughly the premise of the Jericho TV series, though the network killed it just as it was getting interesting.
The Judy Garland remake of “A Star is Born” was pretty darn good. Ditto “The Magnificent Seven” which was a remake of “The Seven Samurai.”
Tell you what, go see and tell us how great or stupid is was. I will not be going.
If you call 50s era technology well equipped, I suppose so. They really don’t have much in the way of modern equipment, and they don’t have the funds for much training.
Yeah, I noticed and appreciated that too.
ABSURD premise: North Korea has its hands full already with invading ITSELF.It can only threaten the rest of the world with its nukes, if anything,
and that doesn’t constitute an “invasion”. China, also is not about to physically invade the USA: the real danger with China is that they can do pretty much what they want in the world, especially with us, because we “owe them”.
The real danger as everyone knows unmistakably for the last decade at least, is Radical Islam. This movie may have some fanciful notions that it will be taken as a “parable”, with N. Korea ‘sitting in’ for Islam, but I can’t see how they could even make that believable, since they’re starting from a chicken**it premise, and hence are showing a major failure of artistic and political nerve from the get-go.
“I see all the ethnic casting boxes have been checked off.”
They’ve got it pretty much covered, except for the Chinese Karate expert girl with the large American fake boobs.
There will most assuredly be a gay message somewhere in the movie. Bet on it.
Think I’ll save my money and wait until I find the DVD at a yard sale for a buck.
Oh, almost forgot something. The black guy will be killed while saving the life of the redneck white racist.
Ok, so who is helping the norks in the remake? In the original, the cubans invaded with nukes, navy, advisors, and air support from the soviets.
the Norks, just as the cubans, don’t have what it takes to pull something like this off all by themselves. Lets just make a list of possible allies(excluding china)
I can’t think of any others. I don’t see any on the list with a navy capable of getting it done.
Alright, how about a scenario? We’re gonna need a perfect storm kind of a situation. Our military will need to be decimated in the blink of an eye. Lets say we have a massive troop buildup (over and above what we already have) in the middle east to do something with iran and syria and pakistan. Then they use a coordinated nuke attack on their own soil to wipe out our troops. This leaves us in a weakened state and the norks decide to take advantage. more nukes are launched on america and then a ground invasion.
there’s still the problem of our navy. There’s still the problem of our own nukes. Nobody on that list has enough nukes to take out all of our nukes.
Ok, cyber war. after the coordinated nuke attack on our forces in the asia/middle east, there is a massive cyber war waged that knocks out our satellites and most all of our communications. THEN the norks begin a massive ground invasion.
Its kinda tenuous but I guess it will work in a movie.
By the time modern day hollywood gets done re-writing it, it’s going to be about armed Christian tea-parters attacking minorities, and the OWS protesters will be cast as the heroes defending the minorities.
I’m just surprised that they didn’t go full retard and make the Germans or British the invaders. Or the Israelis.
interesting how the release date is timed where it will have minimum impact upon the voting block who will flock to this movie.....the young folks......god forbid, they have anything change their minds
I agree....it was a well made movie.
Im just surprised that they didnt go full retard and make the Germans or British the invaders. Or the Israelis.
“you never go full retard”-Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder
I predict . . . failure. At least the Aussie version, “Tomorrow When the War Began” was courageous to use the Chinese as the bad guys. Not a bad movie and they are making a sequel.
Perhaps they’re running out of tree bark to feed their people.
Movie tagline, “Red Dawn - Our Bark is Worth Their Bite”.
Looks more PC than Red Dawn.
If there ever was a classic setup for a movie the last episode of Jericho was it.
Texas ANG F-16 pilot Col. R. Thompson... "I think I just declared war on Cheyenne."
Now, here is a little something I didn't know...
Season 3 is not a live-action show, but a six-part comic book series "from the minds" of the original Jericho production team and written by the Jericho writing team. There have also been rumors of a motion picture version, beginning where Season 2 left off. During the 2011 Comic-Con, it was stated that the Graphic Novel buys are being watched, and could lead to the motion picture being made. Also, in an interview with IDW the following was stated, "a comment about a possible TV movie and a strongly worded conviction that we will get our show back."
When the Norks get to the intersection of Florence and Normandie, they will wish they were back in ping-pong eating Kimchee...
Just ask Reginald Denny.....