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First official cast photo of Red Dawn's new Wolverines

Jan. 4, 2011by: Paul Tassi

I kind of forgot that the RED DAWN remake was still on its way as we haven't heard anything from it/about it in quite some time due to MGM's troubles, but as a reminder that it does exist, we have this first official cast photo.

It's the Wolverines in all their Swayze-less glory, and it almost reads a hot list of up and coming young actors and actresses. We've got Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Edwin Hodge and Alyssa Diaz and a few more I can't place.

You'll recall that the Russian threat has been replaced by the Chinese, and I have a pretty hard time imagining that this is going to come out without pissing a lot of people off. Yes, it's fiction, but at least when they were killing Russians in the original, it was technically white people killing white people. Now it's white people killing asians (and vice-versa), which society will inevitably diagnose as worse.

I am curious to see how this is going to turn out, as the original film is one of my favorite "Awfully Good" selections, and the entire thing was filmed not that many miles away from me in Michigan.

WOLVERINES!

Extra Tidbit: Watch this be the film that sparks World War III because China can't take a joke.
Source: Daily Blam

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5:33PM on 01/04/2011
Is this the ad campaign for Aberzombie & Feltch's new "Urban" line of clothing?
Is this the ad campaign for Aberzombie & Feltch's new "Urban" line of clothing?
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9:03PM on 01/04/2011
U nailed that one-it does have that look.
U nailed that one-it does have that look.
2:13AM on 01/05/2011
They couldn't at least find a rock somewhere for these guys to pose on? How do we take this seriously when the first "official" photo shows the cast voguing in front of a backdrop on a soundstage.
They couldn't at least find a rock somewhere for these guys to pose on? How do we take this seriously when the first "official" photo shows the cast voguing in front of a backdrop on a soundstage.
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9:11PM on 01/04/2011
Why are all the High School Musical kids holding guns?
Why are all the High School Musical kids holding guns?
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11:02PM on 01/04/2011
LMAO!!
LMAO!!
8:05PM on 01/04/2011
The original for me fell into the awfully good category, but I'm not feeling that from this photo. Wouldn't it be a lot more poignant if they had at least 1 chinese Wolverine? It looks pretty much like a PC mish-mash of an machine gun toting updated breakfast club. I'll reserve completely trashing it until I see at least a redband or full length trailer.
The original for me fell into the awfully good category, but I'm not feeling that from this photo. Wouldn't it be a lot more poignant if they had at least 1 chinese Wolverine? It looks pretty much like a PC mish-mash of an machine gun toting updated breakfast club. I'll reserve completely trashing it until I see at least a redband or full length trailer.
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5:50PM on 01/04/2011

It's about time

I've been waiting on news for this for a while. The original is among my childhood favorites and hasn't aged all that well though it's still a great compared to most 80's action flicks, so I welcome a remake especially with a quality cast like this. JDM is the man, Hemsworth is fucking Thor, and after seeing Josh Peck in The Wackness I'm sure the kid is bound for greatness. As far as the whole China getting their panties in a bunch over this flick I can see why they would be upset but honestly
I've been waiting on news for this for a while. The original is among my childhood favorites and hasn't aged all that well though it's still a great compared to most 80's action flicks, so I welcome a remake especially with a quality cast like this. JDM is the man, Hemsworth is fucking Thor, and after seeing Josh Peck in The Wackness I'm sure the kid is bound for greatness. As far as the whole China getting their panties in a bunch over this flick I can see why they would be upset but honestly I could care less. We all know that this wont happen and it's just a movie. Wolverines!
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2:27PM on 01/04/2011
Here is hoping this doesnthelp comfirm the end of the world theories. Does this come out 2012?
Here is hoping this doesnthelp comfirm the end of the world theories. Does this come out 2012?
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3:50PM on 01/04/2011
Read the producer told some cast members it will be released in 2011 (Fall)because of the MGM fiscal mess due to clear up in a few months.
Read the producer told some cast members it will be released in 2011 (Fall)because of the MGM fiscal mess due to clear up in a few months.
4:22PM on 01/04/2011
Man, the original scared me as a wee 11 year old. The AVENGE ME scene warped me. I still get the creeps when I watch it to this day. . . .
Man, the original scared me as a wee 11 year old. The AVENGE ME scene warped me. I still get the creeps when I watch it to this day. . . .
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3:19PM on 01/04/2011
after looking at this picture...

really wouldn't mind if the Chinese win this one.
after looking at this picture...

really wouldn't mind if the Chinese win this one.
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3:39AM on 01/05/2011
"Yes, it's fiction, but at least when they were killing Russians in the original, it was technically white people killing white people. Now it's white people killing asians (and vice-versa), which society will inevitably diagnose as worse..." Yknow, in that photo I see a couple of black dudes, and a couple people that could possibly latino's. So...is it REALLY just "white" people killing Asians or "people of colour killing other people of colour? Enough of the fucking white guilt already.
"Yes, it's fiction, but at least when they were killing Russians in the original, it was technically white people killing white people. Now it's white people killing asians (and vice-versa), which society will inevitably diagnose as worse..." Yknow, in that photo I see a couple of black dudes, and a couple people that could possibly latino's. So...is it REALLY just "white" people killing Asians or "people of colour killing other people of colour? Enough of the fucking white guilt already.
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4:29PM on 01/04/2011

Regarding the Extra Tidbit

NO SHIT! HAHA!

Not Even the majority of the USA can take a fucking joke.
NO SHIT! HAHA!

Not Even the majority of the USA can take a fucking joke.
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2:31AM on 01/05/2011
Man I forgot about this too. I'm holding out hope that it will live up to the sequel. I'm still really skeptical though!
Man I forgot about this too. I'm holding out hope that it will live up to the sequel. I'm still really skeptical though!
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7:13PM on 01/04/2011
Whether or not this film is good, the Chinese are currently the best choice for an army against the US in this film, as they are the new equivelant of Russia from the cold war era. So, no, they do fit quite well. Of course the Chinese will not be pleased and this will obviously be banned in China (along with anything else the US puts out that promotes democracy and the American way of life). However, the whole argument that this is somehow more racist than the original because they're asian is
Whether or not this film is good, the Chinese are currently the best choice for an army against the US in this film, as they are the new equivelant of Russia from the cold war era. So, no, they do fit quite well. Of course the Chinese will not be pleased and this will obviously be banned in China (along with anything else the US puts out that promotes democracy and the American way of life). However, the whole argument that this is somehow more racist than the original because they're asian is silly. The russians are not white in the same sense as americans. Also, we have no issue with middle easterners being the enemy, but have a different race be the bad guys, and it's an issue. I'm actually glad it's the Chinese playing the invaders (as opposed to other nations like some middle eastern country or russia) as we always go with the aforementioned nations and typically avoid any asian countries.

As for my opinion of the film, I am willing to give it a try. The original, by today's standards, is a huge cheesefest, and with the way our new world is, a serious look at an invaded America could be quite welcome. It's really an idea that hasn't been explored for quite a while.
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11:14AM on 01/05/2011
Shit, the way things are right now, China would kick our ass if they wanted to. We are spread way too thin.

As to the movie...meh?
Shit, the way things are right now, China would kick our ass if they wanted to. We are spread way too thin.

As to the movie...meh?
5:14PM on 01/04/2011

Hey! Look at the chick on the far left.

It's the new Michelle Rodriguez!
It's the new Michelle Rodriguez!
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3:50PM on 01/04/2011
I read this will be a Fall release on account of the whole MGM fiscal mess due to end in a few more months...but not by Summer?
I read this will be a Fall release on account of the whole MGM fiscal mess due to end in a few more months...but not by Summer?
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3:48PM on 01/04/2011
Thank U Paul!!! This is a Prio View for me,been anxious for it's release since 2009! I know everything is in the can for sure and waiting.
Thank U Paul!!! This is a Prio View for me,been anxious for it's release since 2009! I know everything is in the can for sure and waiting.
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5:01PM on 01/04/2011
$100 bucks says, the guy furthest to the right, dies first.

And I'm only giving this a shot because Tom Cruise son, Connor, is in this. He's a humble kid, so I'm interested in seeing how he performs on the big screen.
$100 bucks says, the guy furthest to the right, dies first.

And I'm only giving this a shot because Tom Cruise son, Connor, is in this. He's a humble kid, so I'm interested in seeing how he performs on the big screen.
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11:36AM on 01/08/2011
THIS WAS AN EARLY MAKE-UP TEST UNOFFICIAL PHOTO, LEAKED TO MEDIA.Keep that in mind.
THIS WAS AN EARLY MAKE-UP TEST UNOFFICIAL PHOTO, LEAKED TO MEDIA.Keep that in mind.
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11:47PM on 01/06/2011

OMFG

This film might accomplish something that I never thought possible. Make the original "Red Dawn" look like a good film.
This film might accomplish something that I never thought possible. Make the original "Red Dawn" look like a good film.
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3:16PM on 01/05/2011
Fighting communists with AKM47's?
Fucking hypocrites.
Fighting communists with AKM47's?
Fucking hypocrites.
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2:31AM on 01/05/2011
I mean the original.
I mean the original.
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9:05PM on 01/04/2011

IS THIS A SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE?

Good to know the hair salon, and Abercrombie and Fitch will still be around after the fall of our Government, you just can't stop good ol'fashioned American consumerism I guess.
Good to know the hair salon, and Abercrombie and Fitch will still be around after the fall of our Government, you just can't stop good ol'fashioned American consumerism I guess.
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3:56PM on 01/04/2011
Am I supposed to be laughing this hard at that picture?
Am I supposed to be laughing this hard at that picture?
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3:59PM on 01/04/2011
Ok Term,I'll grant ya they don't look too threatening -but! man I gotta see this flick!
Ok Term,I'll grant ya they don't look too threatening -but! man I gotta see this flick!
4:05PM on 01/04/2011
They are not supposed to be threatening! Thats what made the story so great, a bunch of cry babies and scared kids take on a fricken army.
They are not supposed to be threatening! Thats what made the story so great, a bunch of cry babies and scared kids take on a fricken army.
3:55PM on 01/04/2011
that picture makes me laugh.. so... is that what they're going for?
that picture makes me laugh.. so... is that what they're going for?
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11:44AM on 01/05/2011
I bet they make the C.Thomas Howell character a girl...
I bet they make the C.Thomas Howell character a girl...
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7:34AM on 01/05/2011
Growing up, American society sort of inundated everyone so that we all "knew" Russia and Cuba were "the enemies" and also most Americans didn't know a single person from Russia or Cuba.

Today, we as a society don't "know" that China is "the enemy", and most of us know dozens of people from China.

Just feels completely wrong.
Growing up, American society sort of inundated everyone so that we all "knew" Russia and Cuba were "the enemies" and also most Americans didn't know a single person from Russia or Cuba.

Today, we as a society don't "know" that China is "the enemy", and most of us know dozens of people from China.

Just feels completely wrong.
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2:20AM on 01/05/2011
I'm so underwhelmed about this movie I really don't know what to say.

I wonder if all the Chinese soldiers have bad teeth? :)

I know, I know, bring on the hate people.
I'm so underwhelmed about this movie I really don't know what to say.

I wonder if all the Chinese soldiers have bad teeth? :)

I know, I know, bring on the hate people.
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5:44PM on 01/04/2011
If they included North Koreans in the remake; USA already been nuked!
If they included North Koreans in the remake; USA already been nuked!
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3:49PM on 01/04/2011
More like Yellow Dawn...
More like Yellow Dawn...
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4:31PM on 01/04/2011
Who knows it might be O.K but the whole idea of America being invaded by China is Crazy.I just hope the Red Neck Community don't see this film as possible and just in case do some Asian Bashing.
Who knows it might be O.K but the whole idea of America being invaded by China is Crazy.I just hope the Red Neck Community don't see this film as possible and just in case do some Asian Bashing.
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2:35PM on 01/04/2011

Really a Remake with a major story change..? Not Again!

Isnt this Movie called Red Dawn bc the Russians are the REDS. SO how is this Red Dawn when its about killing Chinese people now. This is doomed already.
Isnt this Movie called Red Dawn bc the Russians are the REDS. SO how is this Red Dawn when its about killing Chinese people now. This is doomed already.
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2:42PM on 01/04/2011
Red = Communist, which I thought was common knowledge.
Red = Communist, which I thought was common knowledge.
2:53PM on 01/04/2011
come on dude. Red = communist. Like the Chinese.
come on dude. Red = communist. Like the Chinese.
3:30PM on 01/04/2011
@PulpFictionFan1

Thanks for the laugh dude.
@PulpFictionFan1

Thanks for the laugh dude.
4:18PM on 01/04/2011
I'm quite sure the "Chinese people" aka soldiers will be killing plenty of white an black folk along the way too.
I'm quite sure the "Chinese people" aka soldiers will be killing plenty of white an black folk along the way too.
4:27PM on 01/04/2011
history fail.. :(
history fail.. :(
7:13PM on 01/04/2011

Ugh.

The original sucked and this one will too.
The original sucked and this one will too.
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