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Red Dawn remake

05.19.2008

RED DAWN What better way to start the week than with remake news, right? MGM is apparently toying with the idea of remaking John Milus' 1984 classic RED DAWN because, well, that's just what studios do these days. The original, which starred Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell and Harry Dean Stanton, centered on a group of high school students turned guerrilla soldiers calling themselves "Wolverines" battling Soviet forces at the onset of a fictitious World War III. No word on who they plan to write the screenplay or direct or how closely plan to stick to the original but if you're a fan of the original, don't exactly expect to be blown away by the remake.

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12:43PM on 05/20/2008

Stupid f***ing studio idiots

Consider this:

It costs tens of millions of dollars to re-make this movie which does NOT need to be remade.

How about spending one TENTH of that amount and pay a huge group of writers to write ORIGINAL scripts. God damn it, I hate the way hollywood thinks.
Consider this:

It costs tens of millions of dollars to re-make this movie which does NOT need to be remade.

How about spending one TENTH of that amount and pay a huge group of writers to write ORIGINAL scripts. God damn it, I hate the way hollywood thinks.
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9:33AM on 05/20/2008

VERY BAD IDEA!!

This movie will not work! Trust me, this will be a disaster waiting to happen. The idea of child soldiers were kinda cool back then, dunno about now.

As for the [link] thingy, will just make things worse. They are safer remaking as a spoof with Home-Alone antics than a politically charged action-thriller with teenagers yelling things like "WHERE MA' GUN AT?!!" or "DAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT (DAWG/DUDE)!!" type of dialogue.
This movie will not work! Trust me, this will be a disaster waiting to happen. The idea of child soldiers were kinda cool back then, dunno about now.

As for the [link] thingy, will just make things worse. They are safer remaking as a spoof with Home-Alone antics than a politically charged action-thriller with teenagers yelling things like "WHERE MA' GUN AT?!!" or "DAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT (DAWG/DUDE)!!" type of dialogue.
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3:01AM on 05/20/2008
1) They'll probably make the invading force middle eastern and tie it in with 9/11. 2) As ChinoMoreno said, a gritty, realistic version of Red Dawn would work and be incredible (this day and age, kids taking on guerrilla warfare tactics isn't that unheard of... especially if they shift it to [link]s not funny), but they won't do that. 3) I love the original and although I don't automatically dismiss a remake simply because it exists, or will exist, or is being talked about possibly existing
1) They'll probably make the invading force middle eastern and tie it in with 9/11. 2) As ChinoMoreno said, a gritty, realistic version of Red Dawn would work and be incredible (this day and age, kids taking on guerrilla warfare tactics isn't that unheard of... especially if they shift it to [link]s not funny), but they won't do that. 3) I love the original and although I don't automatically dismiss a remake simply because it exists, or will exist, or is being talked about possibly existing (there have been a few good ones, though admittedly, not many) I just don't think hollywood can make this work unless they got a director who cared more about telling the RIGHT story than on what the STUDIO wanted him to tell to theoretically pull in a certain audience who isn't going to waste their time on it anyways.
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8:57PM on 05/19/2008
How is this going to work today? The Soviets were considered a real threat to us back in the 80's, but after the dissolution of the USSR not so much.
How is this going to work today? The Soviets were considered a real threat to us back in the 80's, but after the dissolution of the USSR not so much.
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8:57PM on 05/19/2008
hopefully hungry wolverines come and attack those responsible for this. If a certian group of people were interested in a remake then do a different movie, don't call it red dawn but have a similar story. Calling it Red Dawn only means it can become more widly recognized.
hopefully hungry wolverines come and attack those responsible for this. If a certian group of people were interested in a remake then do a different movie, don't call it red dawn but have a similar story. Calling it Red Dawn only means it can become more widly recognized.
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6:28PM on 05/19/2008

if they are gonna remake it

they better do it right and now make some stupid story
they better do it right and now make some stupid story
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5:22PM on 05/19/2008

BULLSHIT!!!!

STUPID!RETARDED!STUDIO JERKOFFS!
I have an idea for a great remake of Prince Casbian. Come on its been long enough, I think there is a new audience for this and we can get the nostalgic people who saw it last week when they were kids.
STUPID!RETARDED!STUDIO JERKOFFS!
I have an idea for a great remake of Prince Casbian. Come on its been long enough, I think there is a new audience for this and we can get the nostalgic people who saw it last week when they were kids.
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4:43PM on 05/19/2008

serious? for real? come on? really?

god damn it
god damn it
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4:11PM on 05/19/2008

Zombie Platypus

No. I dont. But thatd be cool as fuck.
No. I dont. But thatd be cool as fuck.
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4:10PM on 05/19/2008

This..

...is the worse news I've gotten today.

Red Dawn is perfect how it is. Why can't people just write something similar, that they were inspired to write from watching Red Dawn? Is that so hard, this way you can have a stand alone flick as opposed to a money losing remake. Isn't that what movies are all about telling stories? If not new stories?

It seems the creative well in Hollywood is truly tapped.
...is the worse news I've gotten today.

Red Dawn is perfect how it is. Why can't people just write something similar, that they were inspired to write from watching Red Dawn? Is that so hard, this way you can have a stand alone flick as opposed to a money losing remake. Isn't that what movies are all about telling stories? If not new stories?

It seems the creative well in Hollywood is truly tapped.
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4:01PM on 05/19/2008

@ChinoMoreno7

You really think the studio is going to make "a gritty, realistic version"?
You really think the studio is going to make "a gritty, realistic version"?
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3:49PM on 05/19/2008
I disagree. Red Dawn does not stand up through time. I think in todays world, a good enemy could be China. Yeah its a stretch but who cares? I think a gritty, realistic version of this movie is the way to go.
I disagree. Red Dawn does not stand up through time. I think in todays world, a good enemy could be China. Yeah its a stretch but who cares? I think a gritty, realistic version of this movie is the way to go.
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3:15PM on 05/19/2008

i agree, Phantom

it's like how The Warriors remake didn't work out: The movie is very 70s and they got away with it. Samething with Red Dawn
it's like how The Warriors remake didn't work out: The movie is very 70s and they got away with it. Samething with Red Dawn
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3:01PM on 05/19/2008
Perhaps it's just me, but didn't this movie ONLY work because it was the '80s? Sure, it had some nice political commentary, but that only went so far before it all depended on the decade.
Perhaps it's just me, but didn't this movie ONLY work because it was the '80s? Sure, it had some nice political commentary, but that only went so far before it all depended on the decade.
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