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.