Plot Details From Red Dawn Reboot

Wolverine!!! Come on, who didn’t leave the theaters screaming the famous line from John Milius’s 1984 movie “Red Dawn”? Okay, not all of us. I was too young to have seen the movie in theaters and saw the film only later on DVD. Er, I mean, VHS. You remember them, right? Those box-looking rectangle thingies with, you know, film and junk? Anyways, they’re rebooting “Red Dawn” for a new generation. So what can we expect?

Latino Review has gotten their hands on the script by Carl Ellsworth (“Red Eye”). You can watch the full script review for yourself, and I would encourage it. Those guys put up some nice production values in their videos, and it definitely needs to be seen. But for the lazy among you, here are the important highlights:

- Former second unit director Dan Bradley (“The Bourne Ultimatum”, “Quantum of Solace”) is expected to make his directorial debut with the movie. He’s apparently going to be using the same handheld style on the reboot.

- The bad guys/invaders will now be the Red Chinese, who knocks off America in the first 20 pages, and gets help from those stinkin’ Russians later in the movie. The cause of the invasion? Oil, of course. There are hints that America is kinda to blame, too. In today’s PC environment, that’s not too much of a surprise.

- Our heroes: Jed is now a former Marine back from Iraq and Matt his high school star quarterback brother; Erica is now an Asian-American cheerleader; and Danny is the African-American star running back. Basically, all the original characters will return (including keeping the same names) but as different archetypes.

- The reboot will be very action-oriented. The original was rated PG-13, but it sounds like the reboot might go the R-rated route.



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  • sandbagger

    They’re gonna screw it up.

  • sandbagger

    They’re gonna screw it up.

    • hooly

      I totally agree, there is no chance this will be in the spirit of the original in todays hollywood, it will be awful.

  • Roci

    Hollywood believes modern America is evil and deserves to be invaded…for our own good. Otherwise we will never do our share to help the world’s poor and stop our ginormous carbon emissions and raping Mother Gaia.

  • Roci

    Hollywood believes modern America is evil and deserves to be invaded…for our own good. Otherwise we will never do our share to help the world’s poor and stop our ginormous carbon emissions and raping Mother Gaia.

  • Roci

    Hollywood believes modern America is evil and deserves to be invaded…for our own good. Otherwise we will never do our share to help the world’s poor and stop our ginormous carbon emissions and raping Mother Gaia.

  • Prince Joseph

    Remakes of great movies suck!! They only ruin the movie title.. but, if the movie originaly sucked and they remake it better, thats differant…Like “Red Dawn” and “Karate Kid” Leave the great orignals alone, and remake the ones that sucked. So sick of lets put a group with a white guy, a black guy, an asian, and so on… Just because they think it’ll reach a bigger audience and make more money.

  • Prince Joseph

    Remakes of great movies suck!! They only ruin the movie title.. but, if the movie originaly sucked and they remake it better, thats differant…Like “Red Dawn” and “Karate Kid” Leave the great orignals alone, and remake the ones that sucked. So sick of lets put a group with a white guy, a black guy, an asian, and so on… Just because they think it’ll reach a bigger audience and make more money.

  • Prince Joseph

    Remakes of great movies suck!! They only ruin the movie title.. but, if the movie originaly sucked and they remake it better, thats differant…Like “Red Dawn” and “Karate Kid” Leave the great orignals alone, and remake the ones that sucked. So sick of lets put a group with a white guy, a black guy, an asian, and so on… Just because they think it’ll reach a bigger audience and make more money.

  • Real American

    I agree, this is a bad idea. They just want to make a crappy p/c version of a classic, the original had it spot-on: America is always the good guys.

    If they want to do remakes I have a couple ideas. How about remaking Alex Haley’s Roots but instead of the commie, anti-American bs of the first one, show the truth: how Black people were actually better off as slaves and were quite happy to be taken from their backwards, Godless existence in their own country and forced into bondage by the righteous White man whose morals were so obviously superior.

    Hollywood would also do well to remake all the left-wing fantasy accounts of the so-called Holocaust. But instead of the bleeding heart crap show the reality of how Hitler and the Nazi Party just wanted to return to good ol’ fashioned, right-wing, nationalistic German values by fighting the good fight and ridding Europe of those lecherous, traitorous Jews and their supporters.

    These are the remakes any patriotic, red-blooded American could support and get behind. This country has been going down the tubes for decades, all due to what that moron who’s been in the White House for a few months has done to erode the constitution. What happened to the good ol’ days when “All Men Were Created Equal” meant that White men could invade other countries, ransack their resources, arm foreign militias that would later turn against us, and otherwise do whatever they wanted with no repercussions?

    • Tjwrampage

      You yanks do realise that there are countries outside of the US don’t you?

      i should be primarily an anti communist flick but look at Iraq, thanks to Bush jnr it would be a more accurate portrayal of an invasion in todays world if the US partially provokes an attack.

      • tjwrampageisanidiot

        and you do realize that “Real American” is bullshitting you, right? that he didn’t mean any of those things he wrote? moron.

      • tjwrampageisanidiot

        and you do realize that “Real American” is bullshitting you, right? that he didn’t mean any of those things he wrote? moron.

      • Josh

        Thank you for the cliche European response. *sigh*

      • Josh

        Thank you for the cliche European response. *sigh*

    • Tjwrampage

      You yanks do realise that there are countries outside of the US don’t you?

      i should be primarily an anti communist flick but look at Iraq, thanks to Bush jnr it would be a more accurate portrayal of an invasion in todays world if the US partially provokes an attack.

  • Real American

    I agree, this is a bad idea. They just want to make a crappy p/c version of a classic, the original had it spot-on: America is always the good guys.

    If they want to do remakes I have a couple ideas. How about remaking Alex Haley’s Roots but instead of the commie, anti-American bs of the first one, show the truth: how Black people were actually better off as slaves and were quite happy to be taken from their backwards, Godless existence in their own country and forced into bondage by the righteous White man whose morals were so obviously superior.

    Hollywood would also do well to remake all the left-wing fantasy accounts of the so-called Holocaust. But instead of the bleeding heart crap show the reality of how Hitler and the Nazi Party just wanted to return to good ol’ fashioned, right-wing, nationalistic German values by fighting the good fight and ridding Europe of those lecherous, traitorous Jews and their supporters.

    These are the remakes any patriotic, red-blooded American could support and get behind. This country has been going down the tubes for decades, all due to what that moron who’s been in the White House for a few months has done to erode the constitution. What happened to the good ol’ days when “All Men Were Created Equal” meant that White men could invade other countries, ransack their resources, arm foreign militias that would later turn against us, and otherwise do whatever they wanted with no repercussions?