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.
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