First official image from RED DAWN remake

James Wallace

January 4th, 2011

For a while, it seemed like the RED DAWN remake was getting a good bit of buzz in 2009, moving into 2010, only to commence internet silence later in the year. That could have had something to do with the film being set up at MGM, who you may have heard had a bit of financial trouble recently. "A bit" being a big understatement.

Now with the film exploding sometime this year (an official release date has yet to be announced), we're getting our first official glance at the ragtag group of teen freedom fighters known as the Woooooooooolverines.

As you can obviously tell by the photo above, this isn't 1984's RED DAWN, with the cast looking more like a J. Crew ad with AKs. Then again, if you put yourself back in era of the original, it recruited a cast of the best and soon-to-be brightest stars of young Hollywood, including Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, Lea Thompson, and C. Thomas Howell.

Now we have the likes of Chris Hemsworth (STAR TREK), Josh Peck (THE WACKNESS), Adrianne Palicki (TV’s Friday Night Lights), Josh Hutcherson (JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH), Isabel Lucas (TRANSFORMERS 2), and Connor Cruise (son of Tom Cruise) amongst a few other up-and-comers fighting off a foreign threat from China - as opposed to Russia and Cuba - on U.S. soil.

So, what do you think? Are you excited about a remake of RED DAWN? Think it's necessary as the political and socioeconomic climate has changed since the Cold War? Or is it just another attempt to cash in on '80s cult status?

Source Daily Blam, via Screen Rant

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