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Release of Red Dawn remake gets delayed... indefinitely?

06.10.2010

As we recently heard, some members of the Chinese press aren't too happy about the country's depiction as invaders in the RED DAWN remake.

Turns out they may not have a movie to worry about -- the update of the kid-guerrilla classic was originally scheduled for release in November, but as of now it's nowhere in sight.

No, the studio didn't flinch after the negative feedback. In truth, there's not really a studio at the moment -- RED DAWN was an MGM production. And MGM's widely publicized problems means that until the studio stabilizes and/or its existing projects find a new home, the movie is in limbo. As the LA Times claims, "no one knows when the movie will ever be released".

The 1984 John Milius flick starred Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen leading a group of Colorado teens battling an invasion by Russian and Cuban armies. The new version (which has Chinese military as the antagonists) stars Chris "Thor" Hemsworth, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Peck and Connor "Son of Tom" Cruise.

Extra Tidbit: MGM's woes have also famously plagued THE HOBBIT movies and the next James Bond mission, and Joss Whedon's horror movie CABIN IN THE WOODS also appears to be a victim.
Source: LA Times

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3:25AM on 06/14/2010
Just change the invaders to North Koreans and your problems are over. They've isolated themselves from the rest of the world and won't even know about it.
Just change the invaders to North Koreans and your problems are over. They've isolated themselves from the rest of the world and won't even know about it.
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11:31AM on 06/11/2010
This is indeed a bit sad, but without seeing something from this film, I can't say I'm wholly excited about it. However, unlike many others, I don't find the original to be a brilliant classic. After that horrifying opening scene, the film divulges into 80's cheese and can hardly be taken seriously. Whenever I think of the film, all I ever picture are the terrible uniforms the Cubans and Russians wore. This film needs a serious take on it, so I welcome a remake, because the original has not
This is indeed a bit sad, but without seeing something from this film, I can't say I'm wholly excited about it. However, unlike many others, I don't find the original to be a brilliant classic. After that horrifying opening scene, the film divulges into 80's cheese and can hardly be taken seriously. Whenever I think of the film, all I ever picture are the terrible uniforms the Cubans and Russians wore. This film needs a serious take on it, so I welcome a remake, because the original has not aged well.
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9:21AM on 06/11/2010

Damn!

Saw so much of this being filmed here I wanted to play...I know where that is!

Of course it never needed to be remade.
Saw so much of this being filmed here I wanted to play...I know where that is!

Of course it never needed to be remade.
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6:26AM on 06/11/2010
Big whoop, I don't care about a remake anyway. It's very unnecessary. Let it get delayed as long as possible.
Big whoop, I don't care about a remake anyway. It's very unnecessary. Let it get delayed as long as possible.
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5:06AM on 06/11/2010
"No foreign media ever occupied US Soil,
until now..." To MGM happens the same like to Orion Pictures in 1991. Finished movies are put on hold and will be released 1-2 years later, like Robocop3 back then.
I hope Fox or some other Studio buys RedDawn from MGM and release it after Hemsworth is popular when Thor is released.

And please add the following in the beginning:

"The Left Party gains control of German Parliament..."

The Commies over here went nuts over here when the original
"No foreign media ever occupied US Soil,
until now..." To MGM happens the same like to Orion Pictures in 1991. Finished movies are put on hold and will be released 1-2 years later, like Robocop3 back then.
I hope Fox or some other Studio buys RedDawn from MGM and release it after Hemsworth is popular when Thor is released.

And please add the following in the beginning:

"The Left Party gains control of German Parliament..."

The Commies over here went nuts over here when the original movie was released. I want to see it again :D
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12:34AM on 06/11/2010
Damn! A xenophobic fest not going to be released soon. I wanna cry...

Just kidding!
Damn! A xenophobic fest not going to be released soon. I wanna cry...

Just kidding!
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12:00AM on 06/11/2010
This sucks. While not everything needs a remake, I was looking forward to this one, and the other films MGM's situation is affecting is driving me crazy! I really, really want to see "Cabin In The Woods". Someone, please get that and this a new home!
This sucks. While not everything needs a remake, I was looking forward to this one, and the other films MGM's situation is affecting is driving me crazy! I really, really want to see "Cabin In The Woods". Someone, please get that and this a new home!
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11:23PM on 06/10/2010
I'm sure this movie wouldn't have ignited box office records, but you'd have to think someone or studio would step up and want a hand in this, at least for Bond and The Hobbit...
I'm sure this movie wouldn't have ignited box office records, but you'd have to think someone or studio would step up and want a hand in this, at least for Bond and The Hobbit...
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11:00PM on 06/10/2010

dissappointing

as a kid who grew up watching the "Amanda Show" and "Drake and Josh" i'm a Josh Peck fan. and after seeing him in "Wackness" he wowed me with how good of a dramatic actor he is so i'm excited to see him do any movies. Original was good but not good enough that i was against this remake, i wanna see a new group of kids fight their way through WWIII. lets hope the movie doesnt see the same fate as "Hoodwinked 2"
as a kid who grew up watching the "Amanda Show" and "Drake and Josh" i'm a Josh Peck fan. and after seeing him in "Wackness" he wowed me with how good of a dramatic actor he is so i'm excited to see him do any movies. Original was good but not good enough that i was against this remake, i wanna see a new group of kids fight their way through WWIII. lets hope the movie doesnt see the same fate as "Hoodwinked 2"
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11:00PM on 06/10/2010
Ahhh figures. Straight to DVD 2011? What I've seen online from the progress thus far-just didn't look or feel right to me-felt very low budget and way to bold unfortunately for the fearful in this country-Not surprised this would get shelved regardless of the reason.(yes shelved ultimately, watch and see)
Ahhh figures. Straight to DVD 2011? What I've seen online from the progress thus far-just didn't look or feel right to me-felt very low budget and way to bold unfortunately for the fearful in this country-Not surprised this would get shelved regardless of the reason.(yes shelved ultimately, watch and see)
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10:01PM on 06/10/2010
Fine by me; the original movie was red scare propaganda, and this new one would only help fan the flames of hate, good stars or not.
Fine by me; the original movie was red scare propaganda, and this new one would only help fan the flames of hate, good stars or not.
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9:50PM on 06/10/2010
man, MGM is in worse shape than we thought. First they can't get two of the valued franchises with academy award winning filmmakers in line off the ground and now they can't get a remake already in the can out the door. someone needs to put the horse down.
man, MGM is in worse shape than we thought. First they can't get two of the valued franchises with academy award winning filmmakers in line off the ground and now they can't get a remake already in the can out the door. someone needs to put the horse down.
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9:48PM on 06/10/2010

dont care but...

Can we stop with the Connor "Son of Tom" Cruise jokes? I mean the poor guy has to live within his parents shadow enough. At least give him the dignity of saying his normal name and not throwing in Son of Tom every time.
Can we stop with the Connor "Son of Tom" Cruise jokes? I mean the poor guy has to live within his parents shadow enough. At least give him the dignity of saying his normal name and not throwing in Son of Tom every time.
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10:02PM on 06/10/2010
"Poor guy"? Sympathy for the son of one of the most famous, powerful and wealthiest men in show business? Yes, my pity cup is overflowing.
"Poor guy"? Sympathy for the son of one of the most famous, powerful and wealthiest men in show business? Yes, my pity cup is overflowing.
11:57PM on 06/10/2010
If the kid wanted not to be associated with his parents he could have had a stage name but obviously he wanted doors opened for him. Clout comes with the name.
If the kid wanted not to be associated with his parents he could have had a stage name but obviously he wanted doors opened for him. Clout comes with the name.
5:09AM on 06/11/2010
It's an MGM movie. How do you think young Connor got cast in an MGM film? If you don't know, have a look on the web...
It's an MGM movie. How do you think young Connor got cast in an MGM film? If you don't know, have a look on the web...
11:39AM on 06/11/2010
I gotta agree though, the joke is getting kinda old.
I gotta agree though, the joke is getting kinda old.
9:37PM on 06/10/2010

Release of Red Dawn remake gets delayed... indefinitely?

One can only hope...
One can only hope...
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9:10PM on 06/10/2010
I hope it never gets released!
I hope it never gets released!
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