Not all remakes are done right. But if 2012 has proved anything thus far thanks to the highly successful reboots of 21 Jump Street and The Amazing Spider-Man, it’s that this year just be the year to actually prove do-overs are worthwhile. Red Dawn has been a remake that for awhile now was doubtful to even hit theaters.
Filmed years ago, the stars in the feature certainly have enough appeal than they might have back when the action-packed thriller was being made. However, with about three months until the film’s release we haven’t seen much promotion. Now after a quick teaser hit the internet last week, the first full trailer for Red Dawn has launched today and it actually looks to be quite a polished upgrade from the original.
The remake revolves around a city in Washington state as it 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.
Directed by Dan Bradley, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Brett Cullen, and Josh Peck as the Eckerts, Adrianne Palicki and Isabel Lucas as the Masons, Josh Hutcherson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and more. Red Dawn was originally filmed in 2009, but the inability to market the film has caused it to stay in cinematic purgatory.
Released by FilmDistrict, Red Dawn is scheduled to finally hit theaters on November 21st.