Red Dawn Trailer (Finally) Explodes Online
08.10.12 by Ryan
It's taken some time — years, actually — but audiences finally have their first look at the remake of Red Dawn with Yahoo's release of the first trailer.
A victim of studio MGM's financial meltdown, Red Dawn was actually shot back in 2009, back before Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson became the respective stars of Thor and The Hunger Games. The remake is still about a group of young kids coming together to protect their town from a foreign invasion, this time from North Korea (after original aggressor China was removed in post-production). The trailer shows that the remake retains much of the explosiveness of the original (both literally and figuratively), with Hemsworth rallying a band of teenagers including Hutcherson, Connor Cruise (Seven Pounds), Adrienne Palicki (the upcoming G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation), Josh Peck (ATM) and even Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), who explained in 2010 that he plays "the old man" in the movie.
Here's the official synopsis for Red Dawn.
In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state 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 guerrilla 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.