Since the Red Dawn remake was finished two years ago, Josh Hutcherson became a participant of The Hunger Games, Chris Hemsworth became a humbled hammer-wielding demi-god and a member of The Avengers, Jeffery Dean Morgan became a hotel owner mixed up in mob affairs, and Adraianne Palicki became a member of G.I. Joe. But before all of that, they were Wolverines and after seeing a couple of promotional images, we now have our first trailer for Red Dawn. And you know what, it doesn’t look half bad, even if the film had been shelved for two years. Check it out below.
Like the first Red Dawn film, this remake centers on a group of youthful citizens and a capable soldier as they fight to regain control of their small town from the hands of international enemies, in this case, it’s the North Koreans. As you can see, they will be severely out numbered, out classed, and out gunned, but that won’t stop them. Based on the trailer alone, the new Red Dawn looks like one of those fun popcorn action flicks.
The trailer doesn’t specifically mention which nation was invading the small town and I don’t know if it was intentionally cut that way, but at this point I could care less. The film had the Chinese as the original antagonists of the film, but it was digitally altered so that it would be the North Koreans instead.
Directed by Dan Bradley (second unit director of films such as Mission: Impossible Host Protocol and The Bourne Legacy), Red Dawn also stars Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas, and Connor Cruise (song of Tom) and is scheduled to open in theaters on November 21st this year.
So what do you think, is this Red Dawn remake on your watch list this Thanksgiving?