Red Dawn

This is getting painful. While everyone was holding their breath for the release of Harry Potter, while millions await the release of the next Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader , while hundreds thousands of people look forward to Tron: Legacy, I may be the only person in the world sweating it out for the Red Dawn remake.
Originally scheduled for a September 2010 theatrical release, the film had been pushed back to November, and now until sometime in 2011. Red Dawn is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name, where a group of high school athletes take to defending their town from invading armies. The movie, filmed in Michigan, has been caught in the bankruptcy troubles of MGM.
The 1984 film plot played off Cold War fears as Soviet and Cuban troops invade U.S. soil, with the "Wolverines" attempting to fend off the invaders. The 2011 update takes the West's fear of China's rise as its driving force.
The original cast was a who's who of Hollywood, before they were stars. boasting the likes of Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Jennifer Grey and Charlie Sheen. The sequel? A couple familiar faces, will this film launch their careers?
In the mean time, Tron's North American release is set for December 17th.
Red Dawn Cast


  1. Ive seen hundreds of TRON promotions, but NONE for Red Dawn.

  2. Red Dawn is an awesome movie! I had no idea the were making a remake. This I would go and see.

  3. As far as I know there has not been any publicity yet for the Red Dawn remake.

  4. Jen, the original is so good, even today, If you can get past the cheesy 80s influence. My only fear is that the remake will remove the strong characters and drama and focus only only the action, as so many newer films do.