The remake of Patrick Swayze's Red Dawn that none of us asked for is finally being removed (after 2 years) from the development shelf and dusted off in preparation for a November 21 theatrical release. This new Red Dawn ditches the Cold War angle in favor of a North Korean threat, though we will see a group of teens posse up to save their small town from being taken over by said threat. Thanks to USA Today we have new set photos of Chris Hemsworth and friends to share.
We apologize ahead of time, as the images are on the small side. They do reveal a peek at our lead characters packing heat to fend off their invading adversaries. The first one shows the increasingly popular Hemsworth ditching Thor's hammer and long, blonde hair for a machine gun and crew cut as Jed Eckert.
While I'm usually opposed to remakes of classic action films like the original 1984 version, I do think our Red Dawn of 2012 has incredible potential to wow moviegoers. It should be noted the film was on the shelf for a couple of years due to MGM going bankrupt, and Open Road Films has now seized the opportunity to distribute the film.
Red Dawn will mark the directorial debut of long time stunt coordinator Dan Bradley, and in addition to Hemsworth, Peck and Hutcherson it will also star Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Isabel Lucas (Immortals) and the great Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Here's hoping we see a trailer down the line to get more excited about the November release. And remember...Go Wolverines!