We May Actually See The Red Dawn Remake In 2012

Red Dawn (Remake, 2010) Movie Image

Then again, we may not.

No film informed my childhood quite like “Red Dawn”. John Miluis’s 1984 Cold War pseudo-propaganda piece scared the living hell out of me. After all, if the Commies could invade some podunk little Colorado burg, wasn’t my Navy-centric hometown absolutely screwed? As if I wasn’t already paranoid enough about being annihilated by global thermal nuclear war, now I had to worry about the Russians, and the Cubans, invading in the middle of social studies. God dammit. In addition to inducing near crippling levels of paranoia, “Red Dawn” also fueled my desire to take to the woods with a close-knit group of friends in order to single-handedly repel the invading hordes. Much of my childhood and adolescence was spent mentally stockpiling potential locations from which to ambush invaders, places to hide out, and everyday items I could use in lieu of weapons until I managed to raid an armory. To this day I’m more than a little shocked I didn’t become a rabid survivalist.

A remake of “Red Dawn” was filmed in 2009, but due to MGM’s financial troubles and the desire not to piss off all of China, it has been sitting on the shelf since then. However, it now seems that the modern reinterpretation may actually see the light of day in 2012. I know this has been said before, but who knows, maybe they mean it this time. Indy studio FilmDistrict is in near a deal with MGM to distribute the film, which stars Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth. Who knows, it may even be good (okay, that’s a long shot, I’m not holding my breath, but I’m still going to watch it).

In the original version, for those of you unfamiliar with “Red Dawn”, Communists invade a small mountain town in Colorado. Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, and Charlie Sheen take to the wilderness, yell “Wolverines!” a lot, and kill a bunch of the invaders. In the new version—helmed by first-time director, and long-time stunt man, Dan Bradley—the villains were the Chinese, but have since morphed, through movie magic, into North Koreans, because that’s feasible.

Like I said, who the hell knows when we’ll actually see “Red Dawn”. I can’t imagine that movie with Hemsworth in the lead won’t find some sort of release. We’ll just have to see what we’ll see.



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Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight

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  • Jason

    When we can’t even make a Red Dawn remake in this country, we can be rest assured that we’re all screwed. When Milius has to start doing video games because Hollywood won’t publish his (very money-making) art, we’re screwed.

  • Mike

    Would love to see Red Dawn 2. Maybe then people will pull there butts out and open there eyes to whats happening now.

  • Babawawa

    new and “improved” Red Dawn! now with socially acceptable ethnic distribution. get yours today.

  • Cake

    I find it very unrealistic that NK could invade the US. I mean they only come in 22nd in the world when it comes to military strength and their people are starving. NK is a country that receives FOOD AID, how can they ever come up with th money to pay for occupation forces and they don”t have nukes. I mean a nuclear strike by the US wouldn’t be too far fetched if a country invades you. And you have to consider that the US has deployable troops in SK, Japan and many other countries close by.

    • Jm23478

      Step 1: Locate a dictionary
      Step 2: oped said dictionary to the letter “f”
      Step 3: find the word “fiction”
      Step 4: feel retarded

  • Tiberiusrex

    I read the script shortly before production began and I have to tell you, it makes the original look like
    “Saving Private Ryan”. It SUCKED! The writing was so poor, the characters so lame, the dialogue so ridiculous and the plot so totally, TOTALLY unbelievable not to mention underdeveloped I hardly could get through it. There is one scene that might be pretty interesting, a shootout in a mall. I can’t imagine how bad it is now that the Chinese have been changed to the North Koreans. What was barely plausible then must just be fantasy land now.

  • Wynn_shep

    Love red dawn, red dawn is actually become red years! It’s happening slowly, thru our southern borders. Slowly taking America away each and every time a illegal crosses and signs up on government run subsidies ie; Medicare, welfare, ssi. I have seen it face to face , there are really good people crossing the border illegally, and I understand why they do it for the most part. We have to stop our countries bleeding, we are in shock right now, death is next!

  • Kennyb7409

    a new “Red Dawn” is plausable. If the script portrayed the chinese this would be very realistic.They own half the world,finacially. The day Hummer sold out to them was another finacial demise for the U.S.A. why not portray their military might as well. the new “Red Dawn” would be a complete compliment to an aging and argumentive regime known as communist China, and with an ending that “freedom” will always prevail..sending the communists back to their motherland, a broken and battered army.the movie would be a smash hit.

  • Vw79convertible

    When will it be released?

  • Djoneslocker75

    November 2012 at last word…

  • How dumb are you kids?

    “I understand where you guys are coming from. The movie will be terrible because it’s very unlikely this scenario could ever happen. That’s why the Avengers was a huge fucking flop, because it’s so unrealistic”

    -every retard that thinks films are real.