Wednesday, June 17, 2009

RED DAWN Part 2 ?

They are remaking one of my and many conservative favorite movie. John Milius wrote and Directed the first movie in 1984.It starred Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Gray, Ben Johnson and Powers Boothe. The following synopsis is from the IMDB:

It is the mid-1980s. From out of the sky, Soviet & Cuban troops begin landing on the football field of a Colorado high school. In seconds, the paratroops have attacked the school & sent a group of teenagers fleeing into the mountains. Armed only with hunting rifles, pistols & bows and arrows, the teens struggles to survive the bitter winter & Soviet KGB patrols hunting for them. Eventually trouble arises when they kill a group of Soviet soldiers on patrol in the highlands. Soon, they will wage their own guerrilla warfare against the invading Soviet troops....under the banner of 'Woverines'!

Why would you want to remake perfection? This time it's Russians and Chinese who invade the United States and it takes place in Spokane Washington

Wikipedia has this info on the remake:

Two top executives at MGM, Harry Sloan and Mary Parent, announced that a remake of Red Dawn is in the early stages of pre-production in May 2008 at the Festival de Cannes. This was announced along with a big-budget rebuild of RoboCop, which director Darren Aronofsky among others has recently been in to discuss. The remake of Red Dawn is slated to be directed by Dan Bradley, who has previously worked as a second unit director and stunt coordinator on films such as The Bourne Ultimatum, Spiderman 3 and the Quantum of Solace. MGM has announced that Red Dawn will be remade "keeping in mind the post-9/11 world that we're in".[1][6] In a further announcement the same month, Dan Bradley has been confirmed as the director with Carl Ellsworth, screenwriter of Red Eye and Disturbia writing the updated screenplay.[1][7] Ellsworth will be working from a story written by Jeremy Passmore. Vincent Newman (A Man Apart) is also acting in a producer capacity.[8] Australian Chris Hemsworth has been cast in a lead role.[9]

Ellsworth, who was 11 when the original was released, has said:

"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? It was later revealed that the Chinese would be the invaders and they would be aided by the Russians later on."[10]

Joining Hemsworth are Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki.[11]

I have big concerns that John Milius in not taking part in the remake!

To read more click on the title for a link to the IMDB page for the remake.

At the end of the original Red Dawn they show a large rock that has been turned into a memorial to the freedom fighters that has the following inscription"

"In the early days of World War 3, guerrillas - mostly children - placed the names of their lost upon this rock. They fought here alone and gave up their lives, so that this nation should not perish from the earth."