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

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.