Has the Red Dawn Remake Become Another Casualty of MGM’s Mess?

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Wolver—!!!! Whoa, whoa, not so fast there, kids. At least, not if MGM doesn’t get its shit together very soon, anyway. As with “The Hobbit” films and the Bond movies, the fate of Dan Bradley’s directorial debut, the remake of “Red Dawn” currently hangs in limbo, all thanks to MGM’s money woes. Although the film itself has been in production for a while now up North, the current news is that the film’s initial November release date has disappeared in a puff of smoke, and the remake has now been cast into the land of TBA — To Be Announced.

The remake, which stars Chris Hemsworth as a Middle East war vet who returns home only to discover that the Communist Chinese have teamed up with the Russkies to invade the homeland, recently came under fire by some Chinese media about its portrayal of China as the film’s main villains. That, basically, guarantees that you can forget about China and Hong Kong as potential markets for the film. Of course, considering MGM’s current financial straits, the Chinese is the last thing the film should worry about at the moment.

“Red Dawn” stars a list of notable young actors, including Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki (recently in “Legion”), Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, and Connor Cruise, son of Tom. It also marks the directorial debut of Bradley, who has done second unit work on the “Bourne” films, and word had him bringing the same kind of kinetic shooting style to his remake.

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  • Ted

    WOW Chinese Press gets hot under the collar about the Red Dawn remake and in no time at all the film is taken off its original November 24th 2010 release date and put into the wonderful world of TBA. What a crock of crud. MGM has a good cover story though, its really because of their money issues right. OR IS IT???

  • Ted

    WOW Chinese Press gets hot under the collar about the Red Dawn remake and in no time at all the film is taken off its original November 24th 2010 release date and put into the wonderful world of TBA. What a crock of crud. MGM has a good cover story though, its really because of their money issues right. OR IS IT???

  • Followthis

    Probably because the Chinese are about to buy out MGM.

  • Tired of useless leaders

    Welcome to the United State of Capitulation. I have NO DOUBT that some political pressure was put on MGM to “re-think” their movie. We owe so much money to the Chinese that I'm sure some wuss of a congressman or useless president is worried about economical reprocussions if the Chinese get mad and demand immediate repayment of our debt. Don't worry mr president (the lower case is intentional to mirror my lack of respect for the man), I'm sure another of your stimulus packages aimed to bail out big business will keep your campaign contributors happy and willing to keep dishing out the cash.

  • Mark Dawson

    @ tired of useless leaders.
    Hussein kind of reminds me of the mayor of Calumet in the first movie.
    Anything to save his own skin.

  • sgt Ivan

    It has started …… the red invasion

  • Dogman1283

    I figured this movie would be a dud. Seems they can’t even get it released

  • Roadracer

    When China owns a country they can tell them what they can watch and not watch.

  • Qgearhart

    Obama will be in the movie playing the commie.