Red Dawn is an upcoming American action war film directed by Dan Bradley and written by Jeremy Passmore and Carl Ellsworth based on the 1984 film of the same name. The remake stars Chris Hemsworth and Josh Peck as brothers Jed and Matt Eckert. The film was scheduled to be released on November 24, 2010, but was shelved due to MGM's financial troubles, and is now set for a 2012 release.
A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.
- Chris Hemsworth as Jed Eckert
- Josh Peck as Matt Eckert
- Adrianne Palicki as Toni Mason
- Josh Hutcherson as Robert Morris
- Isabel Lucas as Erica Mason
- Edwin Hodge as Danny Bates
- Connor Cruise as Daryl Jenkins
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Lt. Col. Andrew Tanner
- Alyssa Diaz as Julie
- Brett Cullen as Tom Eckert
- Michael Beach as Mayor Jenkins
- Will Yun Lee as Captain Lo
- Matt Gerald as Hodges
- Ken Choi as Smith
- Principal photography began September 2009 in Mount Clemens, Michigan. According to photographs taken on set, the film features propaganda pamphlets, posters, and banners featuring People's Liberation Army symbols, such as the August 1 star. The posters, which are designed to be satirical in nature, attempt to garner support for a Chinese occupation, with slogans such as "Rebuilding Your Reputation," "Repairing Your Economy," and "Fighting Corporate Corruption." 
- In March 2011, the Los Angeles Times reported that MGM is changing the villains in its Red Dawn remake from Chinese to North Korean in order to maintain access to China's lucrative box office. The changes reportedly cost less than $1 million and involve changing an opening sequence summarizing the story's fictional backdrop, re-editing two scenes and using digital technology to transform many Chinese symbols to Korean. The changes will not eliminate all references to China though will give North Korea a much larger role in the coalition that invades the U.S. Producer Trip Vinson stated, "We were initially very reluctant to make any changes, but after careful consideration we constructed a way to make a scarier, smarter and more dangerous 'Red Dawn' that we believe improves the movie."
Images from the Film
Images from the Set