Sneak Peek at the Trailer for the RED DAWN Remake

     August 3, 2012


A sneak peek at the upcoming trailer for the remake of Red Dawn has gone online.  For those unfamiliar with the film, it’s about a group of teenagers who decide to take up arms and fight against a foreign invasion.  In the original 1984 version, it was the Russians, and the remake wanted to update the invaders to the Chinese.  However, after they finished shooting, the producers discovered that this might hurt distribution in China, so they decided to do some CGI change-ups to the flags and turn the invaders into North Koreans (in the hopes that you don’t notice that Chinese people and Korean people don’t look the same).

If you forgot that there was a remake of Red Dawn, you’re not alone.  The film was completed years ago, but had to sit on the shelf while MGM went through a financial meltdown (a fate shared by The Cabin in the Woods).  The movie was picked up for distribution by Film District in September 2011, and it will finally hit theaters on November 21st.  The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Josh Peck, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Connor Cruise.  Hit the jump to check out a sneak peek at the trailer.

Via Entertainment Tonight.

chris-hemsworth-red-dawn-trailer-sneakIf there’s one advantage to the film sitting on the shelf for two years, it’s that Hemsworth and Hutcherson have become much bigger names, although it’s worth noting that their box office power came from the franchise more than the actor (Thor and The Hunger Games, respectively).  As for what we’re seeing from this glimpse at the trailer, the plot seems to stick very closely to the original movie.  Hopefully, the full trailer will show us more of the differences between the original and the remake.

Here’s the synopsis:

In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.


  • dogg

    So…it’s the Chinese this time? Guessing from the font?

    • Sugreev2001

      North Korean actually,


    China does not need to invade the United States: already bought your country (China is the largest buyer of U.S. foreign debt). All hail the commies!

    • Abraham Lincoln

      Largest buyer yes, but relatively small slice of pie from overall foreign debt. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth… BITCH!

  • Anonymous

    it was china, now north korea

  • Al

    It was China initially then the scenes were altered/re-shot to depict North Korea.

    Producers want to market this film to Chinese audiences.

    So the reviewer “President Mao” is correct in a sense.

  • ASH

    Why god why do they have to destroy awesome movies with remakes!!!!

  • Peter

    Ok while not a huge fan of all the remakes the original red dawn is far from awesome bit if this movie interests you, you should check out the 2010 movie Tomorrow, When the war began. Very similar but Australian

  • johnny bravo

    This is sick. You don’t make a remake of RED DAWN. It SPECIFICALLY is made to relate to all the vibes going on in 1984/1985. i was a little munchkin back then and the movie scared the hell out of me. it was raw, the kids looked like regular(older) kids, but EVERYONE looked old in the late 70s/early 80s. You can’t remake it, just like you SHOULDN’T REMAKE THE A *TEAM*, it’s a SHOW relating to one period(Vietnam Veterans in the 80s), it can’t be compared to a bunch of PREVIOUSLY – FETED Desert STorm vets(volunteers, not draftees) in the 21st century. I hope it fails. Screw all of you that see this slop. Like patrick swayze’s pop said in the movie, AVENGE ME!!!! AVENGE!!!!!