Remember that old movie, Red Dawn? No, not the one that starred Patrick Swayze back in the 80s. I'm talking about the remake that was set to be released back in November of 2010 that stars now-no-longer-newcomer Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Marvel's The Avengers). It also stars Hunger Games hunk Josh Hutcherson along with a number of attractive adults playing teens that band together to face down an attack from the North Koreans on US soil. Yes, the idea that something like that could happen is as silly as the Russians making a ground attack during the 80s, but Americans were a bit twitchy over anything Russian back then. These days, the only viable reason to think the North Koreans would attack is because their leadership is just crazy enough to think they'd have a chance against us, teen commando brigade or not.
The reason for the holdup was due to MGM’s financial woes. The same ones that held up production of the James Bond and Hobbit movies. Now that things have cleared up, we’re getting another long-awaited remake that not everyone has been waiting for. Still, good or bad, unnecessary or not, I’ll be plopping down my ticket money (thank god it’s not in 3D) to see the Wolveriiiiines take on the foreign invaders, especially with Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) in the Powers Booth role. It will be interesting to see how this updated version of classic cinematic jingoism plays in USA 2012, not to mention the rest of the world.
So here’s your first look at the official poster and the trailer below, courtesy of Yahoo!: