Wolverines!: Red Dawn Remake to Destroy Detroit
Posted 11.05.09 by Ryan
Josh Hutcherson spoke to MTV about his latest acting gig, the remake of 1984's Red Dawn. Hutcherson claims they "blew up all of downtown Detroit last week."
We shot a scene where where we blew the face off this giant building. It was a giant, probably 200-foot high mushroom cloud of flames engulfing downtown Detroit! That was really cool.
The original Red Dawn was also violent, despite having a young cast including Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, and Lea Thompson. Hutcherson plays a character "based on C. Thomas Howell's character, Robert" that is "sort of a tech guy" that, by the end of the movie, becomes "a total warrior, drinking blood from the animals and going crazy." Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, and Isabel Lucas round out the cast.
The experience is clearly one that Hutcherson is enjoying.
Everybody's loving it and loving the new story line. We've changed up quite a bit of stuff. The Chinese are invading now, instead of the Russians. But the heart of the movie is there, and that's what's really important.
Red Dawn is currently scheduled for a November 24, 2010, release. Stunt coordinator Dan Bradley is making his directorial debut from a script by Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia).