After spending two years on the shelf at MGM due to the studio’s financial difficulties, director Dan Bradley’s remake of 1984’s Red Dawn finally has a trailer. The story of the movie is similar to the original, except the villainous Soviet Union has been replaced by North Korea here. The antagonist of the piece was originally going to be China, but that had to be changed at the last minute due to the studio not wanting to insult a country with such a large box office potential.
The trailer is filled with the requisite amount of mayhem and explosions, but certainly not enough substance to truly justify its existence. On the positive side of things, when Red Dawn started production in 2009, stars Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson were no-name actors looking to make it big. But after the success of Thor and The Hunger Games, both have become big box office draws. Ironically the two year delay might actually help the film in the long run. But with all of the behind-the-scenes troubles, we'll have to wait and see.
Red Dawn will hit theaters on November 21.