Red Dawn is On!

The L.A. Times is reporting an overhaul of the film Red Dawn. The movie, already complete, and long passed the originally scheduled 2010 release date, is getting a new antagonist. Perhaps MGM bankruptcy troubles were a godsend, only time will tell. As I have mentioned before, the film plot surrounds the invasion of the U.S.A. by foreign aggressors. The original script and final production had the Chinese invading. It seems though, with the huge film market that exists in China for American film, producers decided to erase any mention of attacking Chinese. The L.A. times reports "filmmakers now are digitally erasing Chinese flags and military symbols from 'Red Dawn,' substituting dialogue and altering the film to depict much of the invading force as being from North Korea."

Red Dawn
Does this have you worried? What film of good quality would receive such a major overhaul? I am starting to wonder if the studio's financial woes were not the only reason for keeping the film in the can. Is it really just money talking? Politics? We shall see once Red Dawn finally hits the big screens.
I have been on the edge of my seat waiting for the release since I heard of it in 2007. The original hit the theatres in 1984 and was a fun gritty film about a bunch of High Schoolers who take on an invading force from the Soviet Union.
The fears of the Cold War added to the success of the film. But whose afraid of China these days? North Korea and their wacky leader make a much better target. Not to mention the much smaller market of North Korea, where it is unlikely the film will ever be released. Red Dawn stars Chris Hemsworth and is expected to hit the box office some time in 2011. Details of the release are still sketchy, although it has been reported that Denmark will screen the film in September 2011. More to come...


  1. I'm actually looking forward to seeing Red Dawn this year. Hopefully it will come out this summer?

  2. I have to see it. I am preparing myself for a bad movie so that I won't be disappointed.