After two years on the shelf, the "Red Dawn" remake is finally ready for its 2012 release, as MGM studios has finally released a trailer for the film, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, and Adrianne Palicki. So sit back and watch the trailer below as the Wolverines fight for your freedom.
The "Red Dawn" remake was initially shelved for two years after MGM Studios began experiencing money problems. Now that the film's star Chris Hemsworth has proven himself to be a major box office draw in "Thor" and "The Avengers," it appears to be the perfect time for the studio to release their remake. When the remake was filmed in 2009, Hemsworth was virtually an unknown, with his biggest role being a short appearance in the opening of "Star Trek."
In a lot of respects, the remake looks pretty similar to the original "Red Dawn." And as you might expect, a lot of things explode in the trailer. A lot of things.
"If you're seeing this broadcast, you are in a part of the country no longer controlled by the United States," a broadcaster announces in the trailer, just before the Wolverines begin their campaign to disrupt the invading forces. If the trailer is any indication, the "Red Dawn" remake will be just as violent as the original.
Of course, one major aspect of the original had to be rehauled to reflect the post-9/11 world. The Soviet Union isn't exactly a viable threat any more, and so the filmmakers have cast North Korea as the invading force.
Originally, the film was shot with the Chinese army as the villains, but studios were worried about offending those in the Chinese market, and the invading force was digitally altered.
Screenwriter Carl Ellsworth describes the updated take on the 1980s classic as "very intense, very much keeping in mind the post-9/11 world that we're in."
"As 'Red Dawn' scared the heck out of people in 1984, we feel that the world is kind of already filled with a lot of paranoia and unease, so why not scare the hell out of people again?" Ellsworth said.