In a world of remakes, prequels, reboots, and the ever so popular “re-quel,” Red Dawn is the latest film to be remade with a new vision behind it. But recently the film came under scrutiny by MGM for showing the Chinese in a negative light.

In order to make the film an easier sell overseas, the studio and producers are making digital changes to the dialogue and story of the film in post-production in order to turn the adversaries from Chinese to North Korean. In an interview with Ain’t It Cool News, producer Tripp Vinson spouted off recently on why these changes are actually a good thing, and he also had some choice words for who shouldn’t bother seeing the film:
“I know there is a lot of interest and questions as to the changes announced regarding Red Dawn.

This movie has been rebooted because the filmmakers all love the original movie. The experience of seeing Red Dawn as a young boy in the middle of a Cold War, was life changing for me and a generation. I assure you that everyone involved with the reboot is keenly aware of the responsibility of delivering a movie that can stand eye to eye with the original.

The changes made to Red Dawn in the last few weeks were made in consultation with military think tanks and people that specialize in game theory. Really smart people that spend their days constructing doomsday scenarios for our military and government. The type of people that know the limitations of the North Korean military. The type of people that can project a series of events that could lead to some very scary things happening to our Country. I can assure you, we listened well to those people, especially with regards to the capability of the North Korean military.

Red Dawn isn’t for everyone. So, if you are interested in seeing a movie filled with preachy political discussions - Red Dawn ain’t for you. If you love movies in which Americans are the bad guys - Red Dawn ain’t for you. If you get emotional watching daytime television - Red Dawn ain’t for you. If you’re a vegetarian - Red Dawn probably ain’t for you.

But! If you like meat with your potatoes, muscle cars that roar, tanks, guns and things blowing the fuck up by American’s kicking some Commie ass – then we have something special coming your way.


There it is. Proof that if you are a fiery individual that has an unrivaled hatred for vegetarians, you too can grow up to produce movie!

[Via: Ain't It Cool News]