It’s been three long years since the “Red Dawn” remake was finished. It hasn’t seen the light of day yet, but it’s currently scheduled to invade theaters November 21, 2012. Probably. Hey, with this movie, who knows what might happen between now and then. Anyways, with the film’s release date coming up fast, Film District has started to do promo rounds for the film. First stop: a USAToday article talking about how the remake’s stars Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson have blown up in the 3 years since “Red Dawn” was finished. Along with the article, you also get two new images, including the one on your left featuring Chris Hemsworth, and a slightly bigger one (below) featuring co-stars Hemsworth, Hutcherson, and Josh Peck.
In the article, which is a fluff piece about how Hemsworth and Hutcherson have gotten super big since “Red Dawn” was completed in 2009 (Hemsworth has his Thor franchise, while Hutcherson has the “Hunger Games”), there is one quote from Hutcherson about the film’s villains (originally Chinese, but since digitally switched to North Koreans as not to offend Mother China) that I thought was kind of amusing:
Originally it was the Chinese. And then there was the thought that the Chinese own most of the companies making movies and that maybe it wasn’t the best idea in the world.
Heh. Now that’s wisdom from someone who could care less if “Red Dawn” does well or not. Dude’s got bigger fishes to fry.
While the main villains will no longer be the Chinese, apparently new villains North Koreans will still have help from the Chinese and Russians in their invasion of America. I honestly don’t know how that’s going to make the Chinese any less bad guy-ish in the movie, but perhaps it’s degrees we’re talking about here. Or something.
Anyways, the film, starring Peck, Hutcherson, and Evans, also co-stars Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas and Connor Cruise, son of Tom. The remake was directed by Dan Bradley, though honestly, even he might have already forgotten about it by now. I’m guessing we should see a trailer for it sometime soon. Gee, I wonder how hard they’re going to push the Hemsworth/Hutcherson angle…
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