To: Iron Munro
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 a mis-characterization. China has an annual quota of 20 American movies a year. Red Dawn will not make that quota - its villain, North Korea, is an ally the party characterizes as being as close to China as lips and teeth (in the quaint Chinese phraseology). I'd say MGM is recasting the villain so that its other movies (including the James Bond franchise) aren't permanently excluded from China's annual quota of American movies.
posted on 11/25/2011 8:14:40 AM PST
by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei
Remember that they also cast the Russians out, as they want to sell this movie in Russia. They learned the lesson of the Modern Warfare series (Which is not for sale in Russia).
posted on 11/25/2011 5:44:31 PM PST
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