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Well, it’s been three years in the making, and after all manner of problems, here’s your first official look at the “Red Dawn” remake in all its Red Dawn-y glory. I wonder, though, if the film would even have gotten a theatrical release if Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson weren’t in the cast? Those two dudes have blown up like things that blow up real good since the film was completed back in 2009. No doubt they’ll both be featured prominently in the film’s upcoming promotional materials (such as the recent poster reveal), though it helps that Hemsworth’s character seems to have a big role in the movie.
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.
The ridiculously attractive cast, in addition to Hemsworth and Hutcherson, include Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Josh Peck, Brett Cullen, Matt Gerald, Will Yun Lee, Michael Beach, and Connor Cruise. One guess which actor in that list is playing the bad guy.
After years of delay, Dan Brdley’s “Red Dawn” finally sees the light of day November 21, 2012.
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