A new trailer for the Red Dawn remake, dubbed a “patriotic trailer,” has been released online. Directed by Dan Bradley, the remake stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck, and Arianne Palicki as a group of teenagers/young adults who must work together in order to repel invading North Korean forces. It appears that the marketing campaign is now heavily geared toward the film’s patriotic appeal despite the fact that the filmmakers troublingly switched the nationality of the film’s villains from Chinese to North Koreans in post-production by changing the colors of the flags (‘Merica!). Nevertheless, the film actually looks like it could be kind of fun if it doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Red Dawn opens on November 21.
Three new clips have gone online for Dan Bradley’s directorial debut, Red Dawn. The veteran stunt actor and coordinator helms the remake of the 1984 film which centered on a group of American kids who defend their home against invading foreign soldiers. This time around, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki and Josh Peck are up against those no-good
Soviets Chinese North Koreans. The new clips show off a bit of flirtatious fun before the invasion, an alternate version of the invasion itself and an action scene that pays homage to the original film. Red Dawn opens November 21st. Hit the jump to check out the clips.
With debut director Dan Bradley’s Red Dawn remake finally being released later this year, two new images have cropped up online. The 1984 original, starring Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Lea Thompson, Jennifer Gray and C. Thomas Howell, became a cult classic, thanks in part to a group of American teenagers defending their town from invading forces from the Soviet Union. Look for the remake to cast the villains as North Koreans this time around. The surprisingly strong cast features Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Josh Peck, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Connor Cruise. Red Dawn should finally be in theaters on November 21st of this year. Hit the jump to see the newly released images and to read up on some choice quotes from the cast. Wolverines!
According to THR, it looks like the Wolverines are assembling for Dan Bradley’s upcoming remake of the 1984 Cold War action flick, “Red Dawn”. Chris Hemsworth (who is also playing Thor in the upcoming Marvel film) was already cast in the Patrick Swayze role of Jed Eckhert. Now THR says that Josh Peck (“The Wackness”) and Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights” the TV series) have joined to play Matt Eckhert, Jed’s younger brother, and Toni, a tough fighter who eventually becomes the lover interest for Jed. It’s not bad casting and I think the FNL cast is a great pool of talent as long as you avoid Minka Kelly (very pretty, can’t act her way out of a paper bag).
Of course, the question remains about whether or not this is an update that can work. I haven’t read the script (and I usually don’t) so I’m not sure if the film is set in the 80s or the present day, but no matter the date, I think it’s going to be a hard sell to have the villains be commies. And if it’s terrorists, well, they don’t really have an army. That’s kind of one of the reasons it’s so difficult to fight them head-on. Maybe it will be the gays. I hear they want to do stuff to your kids. They’re also very easy to identify if the inciting event is one of their so-called “parades”.