Red Dawn to Emerge

Red Dawn to Emerge

A remake of the 1984 film ‘Red Dawn’ has been in development in recent years, those of us following production on the film would know that the film was scheduled to be released late in 2010 however was delayed due to the financial difficulties of the studio MGM.

The original film was directed by John Milius, and starred Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Lea Thompson and Charlie Sheen. The film depicted an alternative timeline set in a version of the 1980’s where the United States has been invaded by the Soviet Union, the story centres on a group of high school students whom resist the invasion using guerrilla tactics. 

The remake film originally intended to depict an invasion of the United State by Chinese forces, however following MGM’s financial problems, it was later decided that the film would not be released due to anticipated controversy surrounded the decision to depict China as the invading faction.

The film is now likely to be released by a studio other than MGM, with the invading force altered from Chinese to North Korean through digital alterations and creative editing.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth, and is currently scheduled to be released into theatres during 2012.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.