As we recently heard, some members of the Chinese press aren’t too happy about the country’s depiction as invaders in the RED DAWN remake.
Turns out they may not have a movie to worry about — the update of the kid-guerrilla classic was originally scheduled for release in November, but as of now it’s nowhere in sight.
No, the studio didn’t flinch after the negative feedback. In truth, there’s not really a studio at the moment — RED DAWN was an MGM production. And MGM’s widely publicized problems means that until the studio stabilizes and/or its existing projects find a new home, the movie is in limbo. As the LA Times claims, “no one knows when the movie will ever be released”.
The 1984 John Milius flick starred Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen leading a group of Colorado teens battling an invasion by Russian and Cuban armies. The new version (which has Chinese military as the antagonists) stars Chris “Thor” Hemsworth, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Peck and Connor “Son of Tom” Cruise.
From Jo Blo