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First poster for Red Dawn remake with Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, and Adrianne Palicki hits

Aug. 9, 2012by: Paul Shirey

The RED DAWN remake has been languishing for years now, but it will finally see release this fall, which may well be a great thing for all involved, seeing as many of the film's young stars have seen their careers explode since the completion of the film. 

Stars Chris Hemsworth (THOR, THE AVENGERS), Josh Hutcherson (THE HUNGER GAMES), and Adrianne Palicki (G.I. JOE: RETALIATION) have all seen major boosts in their popularity, becoming household names, which sure as hell can't hurt RED DAWN's chances of success, especially with female audiences, which aren't the typical audience for this type of film.

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Production company problems and a last minute villain replacement of North Korea for China has kept the film in limbo, but now that all the kinks have been worked out the film will finally bow before audiences.  It's hard to tell if a film sitting on the shelf this long can pay off, so it'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.  Directed by veteran stunt coordinator Dan Bradley, the pic also stars Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Connor Cruise.

Here's the synopsis:

In RED DAWN, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.

Expect a trailer to roll out shortly with the film hitting theaters on November 21, 2012.

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Extra Tidbit: I'm a huge fan of the original. It's practically a part of my childhood. For anyone that feels the same, do you think this remake can live up to the original or is it doomed from the start?
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3:26PM on 08/09/2012
Well aren't we a white country.
Well aren't we a white country.
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6:30PM on 08/09/2012
Ah see, I had no idea the main young cast had a mix of ethnicity. In which case, yes, the selection process on this one is totally weird. Even as a marketing ploy it completely works against itself.

Actually looking at the cast shot now, it's quite a diverse little group, so it's not as if they'd even be running into the one token "not white" character issue that I mentioned earlier.

Baffling.
Ah see, I had no idea the main young cast had a mix of ethnicity. In which case, yes, the selection process on this one is totally weird. Even as a marketing ploy it completely works against itself.

Actually looking at the cast shot now, it's quite a diverse little group, so it's not as if they'd even be running into the one token "not white" character issue that I mentioned earlier.

Baffling.
5:00PM on 08/09/2012
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Ebastard hit the nail on the head, the cast includes black and latino actors...but only the white kids get on the poster.

The '84 Original has obtained cult status because frankly, its a pile of NRA - John Birch Society propaganda. Complete with the actor who played 'SuperFly' stealing everyone's guns on Castro's orders (no joke.) So I'm not surprised the original cast was almost entirely white.

To only be promoting the white characters in the poster puts it on par with
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Ebastard hit the nail on the head, the cast includes black and latino actors...but only the white kids get on the poster.

The '84 Original has obtained cult status because frankly, its a pile of NRA - John Birch Society propaganda. Complete with the actor who played 'SuperFly' stealing everyone's guns on Castro's orders (no joke.) So I'm not surprised the original cast was almost entirely white.

To only be promoting the white characters in the poster puts it on par with the xenophobic original film. And the idiocy of making the Chinese bad guys North Korean with a little CGI is actually a racist step backward.
3:57PM on 08/09/2012
Wasn't the original cast all white?

Not to come off as incredibly racist here, but don't see a massive issue with it. But this is mainly because on the other side of that coin you have actors and characters chosen and written to suit an token ethnicity tick box, which is just as bad. If the race of the character isn't important to the script then it should really just come down to who plays the part the best.
Wasn't the original cast all white?

Not to come off as incredibly racist here, but don't see a massive issue with it. But this is mainly because on the other side of that coin you have actors and characters chosen and written to suit an token ethnicity tick box, which is just as bad. If the race of the character isn't important to the script then it should really just come down to who plays the part the best.
3:32PM on 08/09/2012
Muahahahaha...exactly what I was thinking.

But last I checked I thought they had at least one token black guy and 2 Mexican kids in the cast. Where are they?
Muahahahaha...exactly what I was thinking.

But last I checked I thought they had at least one token black guy and 2 Mexican kids in the cast. Where are they?
3:33PM on 08/09/2012

DOOOOOOMED

The first one worked because it was a given Russians were out to get us back in the 80's and nobody was worried about setting of awkward international diplomacy headaches because of a silly Hollywood movie- nowadays there are so many unintended implications in a film like this for a fictional war featuring real countries that there's no way anybody can feel truly comfortably with this film's existence.
The first one worked because it was a given Russians were out to get us back in the 80's and nobody was worried about setting of awkward international diplomacy headaches because of a silly Hollywood movie- nowadays there are so many unintended implications in a film like this for a fictional war featuring real countries that there's no way anybody can feel truly comfortably with this film's existence.
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3:41PM on 08/09/2012
They aren't even trying, this poster just plain sucks
They aren't even trying, this poster just plain sucks
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3:51PM on 08/09/2012
YIKES
YIKES
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3:59PM on 08/09/2012

Finally

I grew up watching Josh Peck from his Nickelodeon days. None of his stuff was exceptionally good (or bad) but when i heard he was doing a drama, i was interested. "The Wackness" was one of my favorite movies of that year. Josh Peck can actually act (and Mary-Kate Olsen wasn't bad either). The original Red Dawn was good but i wouldnt call it untouchable. So i've been anticipating the movie for a long time. I just hope it's not terrible.
I grew up watching Josh Peck from his Nickelodeon days. None of his stuff was exceptionally good (or bad) but when i heard he was doing a drama, i was interested. "The Wackness" was one of my favorite movies of that year. Josh Peck can actually act (and Mary-Kate Olsen wasn't bad either). The original Red Dawn was good but i wouldnt call it untouchable. So i've been anticipating the movie for a long time. I just hope it's not terrible.
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4:04PM on 08/09/2012
Awful poster and I can barely stand the original, such a ludicrous plot.

And we're honestly supposed to believe that North Korea successfully invades and takes over the country? They can't even feed their own people or launch a rocket without it blowing up half-way yet they somehow take over the States? Ummm...no.
Awful poster and I can barely stand the original, such a ludicrous plot.

And we're honestly supposed to believe that North Korea successfully invades and takes over the country? They can't even feed their own people or launch a rocket without it blowing up half-way yet they somehow take over the States? Ummm...no.
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4:42PM on 08/09/2012
Realistically, this posters couldn't be much worse.
Realistically, this posters couldn't be much worse.
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4:46PM on 08/09/2012
On the plus side, this thing is actually seeing the light of day. On the other, I still find the plot completely idiotic. In the '80s we at least had the Cold War. Now even North Korea isn't as scary as it used to be.
On the plus side, this thing is actually seeing the light of day. On the other, I still find the plot completely idiotic. In the '80s we at least had the Cold War. Now even North Korea isn't as scary as it used to be.
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7:25PM on 08/09/2012

BOYCOTT THIS GARBAGE

The poster fits. The villains were CHINA but the Chinese flexed their $$$ as we all know and had it changed to North Korea. That alone closed the books on this movie never mind that the original was silly to begin with.
The poster fits. The villains were CHINA but the Chinese flexed their $$$ as we all know and had it changed to North Korea. That alone closed the books on this movie never mind that the original was silly to begin with.
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8:04PM on 08/09/2012
Hehe, Josh Hutcherson with a gun.
Hehe, Josh Hutcherson with a gun.
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11:25PM on 08/09/2012
This looks like Disney bullshit. Fuck this movie.
This looks like Disney bullshit. Fuck this movie.
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1:35AM on 08/10/2012
It's already looking worse than Tomorrow When the War Began which, in all honesty, I kinda liked and thought that it was all the "Red Dawn remake-ness" we need. This film seems doomed even before it actually hits theaters. Good thing Hutcherson and Hemsworth have decent careers now that this won't derail.
It's already looking worse than Tomorrow When the War Began which, in all honesty, I kinda liked and thought that it was all the "Red Dawn remake-ness" we need. This film seems doomed even before it actually hits theaters. Good thing Hutcherson and Hemsworth have decent careers now that this won't derail.
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7:18AM on 08/10/2012
I like Hemsworth, but does the studio actually think people are going to go see this? They should DVD this bitch and rename it something like 'American Expendables' and hope people rent it by accident.
I like Hemsworth, but does the studio actually think people are going to go see this? They should DVD this bitch and rename it something like 'American Expendables' and hope people rent it by accident.
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7:26AM on 08/10/2012
I agree with everyone who says that this film is completely unneccessary. I also agree that the plot of the original film was ridiculous, but unlike the remake, the original film was a product of the time it was made. It's something that's hard to understand if you didn't live through the cold war. There was this undercurrent of fear, that war with Russia was almost inevitable. The idea that a desperate Soviet Union might try invading the mid-west didn't seem absurd while sitting in a movie
I agree with everyone who says that this film is completely unneccessary. I also agree that the plot of the original film was ridiculous, but unlike the remake, the original film was a product of the time it was made. It's something that's hard to understand if you didn't live through the cold war. There was this undercurrent of fear, that war with Russia was almost inevitable. The idea that a desperate Soviet Union might try invading the mid-west didn't seem absurd while sitting in a movie theater in 1984, it seemed oddly reasonable.
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9:31AM on 08/10/2012

IDK

I really don't know what to think about this...I loved it as a child...still do actually...but there was room for improvement. And they could expand it to more than just 1 hour and 45 minutes. I will see it, I just don't know when.
I really don't know what to think about this...I loved it as a child...still do actually...but there was room for improvement. And they could expand it to more than just 1 hour and 45 minutes. I will see it, I just don't know when.
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10:39PM on 08/10/2012

looks good but...

isn't the m240g a little too big for Hutchinson.
isn't the m240g a little too big for Hutchinson.
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