After releasing a poster earlier this week, MGM has given us the first batch of footage from Red Dawn, a modern day interpretation of the same story told back in the 1980s when we had to protect ourselves from the Soviets. This time around, however, we have to fight back against North Koreans (even though they were filmed to be Chinese), and instead of having Patrick Swayze on our side, we have Thor. I like our chances.
Filmed several years ago, Chris Hemsworth stars as leader of a group of young adults/children who run off to the hills after the initial attack, and then fight off the opposition by using the knowledge of their hometown to their advantage. Much like The Cabin in the Woods – which was also released this year – Hemsworth filmed this before he went onto make Thor, which goes to show how long the process can be to get a movie to the big screen. Also starring is Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas, Bret Cullen, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Red Dawn opens in theaters on November 21, 2012.
A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.