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Jul. 9, 2008by:

A few weeks ago, we told you about MGM planning to remake John Milus' 1984 classic RED DAWN. At the time, it was merely a suggestion but apparently MGM is serious about getting this bad boy on the big screen. They've hired RED EYE and DISTURBIA scribe Carl Ellsworth to write and veteran second unit director Dan Bradley to take the reins. The film centered on a group of high schoolers who face off against Soviets at the start of a fictitious World War III and Ellsworth intends to keep the paranoia and intensity of the original. He says "The tone is going to be 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?" Because the news is already doing a damn good job.

Extra Tidbit: RED DAWN writer Kevin Reynolds directed WATERWORLD.

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10:25AM on 07/10/2008
News? Scary? What news are you watching? The watered-down crap that the networks and cable channels put out, tell me absolutely nothing except trying to do JoBlo's job.
News? Scary? What news are you watching? The watered-down crap that the networks and cable channels put out, tell me absolutely nothing except trying to do JoBlo's job.
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6:23AM on 07/10/2008
Well, at least they have a good screenwriter involved. Maybe there's hope for one of those occasional GOOD, even meaningful, remakes?
Well, at least they have a good screenwriter involved. Maybe there's hope for one of those occasional GOOD, even meaningful, remakes?
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8:22PM on 07/09/2008

the scariest part of this

... is that he thinks RED DAWN actually "scared" the audience and tapped into everyone's paranoia.
I doubt it was intended to scare people more than just give brainless entertainment.

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... is that he thinks RED DAWN actually "scared" the audience and tapped into everyone's paranoia.
I doubt it was intended to scare people more than just give brainless entertainment.

"WOLVERINES!!!"
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7:55PM on 07/09/2008
The fist one was great but also campy... The subject matter cant be taken so lightly this time around. I do have high hopes for this if done right. But if they turn it into a 90210 propaganda war flick. She'll be dead on arrival.


The fist one was great but also campy... The subject matter cant be taken so lightly this time around. I do have high hopes for this if done right. But if they turn it into a 90210 propaganda war flick. She'll be dead on arrival.


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7:48PM on 07/09/2008

Scary indeed...

i agree, as scary as the original was supposed to be to the movie going audiences back in the 80's, this news alone does whole lot better of a job of scaring the movie going audiences of today.
i agree, as scary as the original was supposed to be to the movie going audiences back in the 80's, this news alone does whole lot better of a job of scaring the movie going audiences of today.
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