Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been a workaholic since he finished playing The Comedian in Watchmen, and there seems to be no slowing down. Up next for Morgan is another comic book adaptation, director Sylvain White's The Losers, which Dean Morgan admitted to IESB is a project that he has been waiting to work on for years. Read more about The Losers and the Red Dawn remake >> Posted 04.15.10 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). Posted 11.05.09 by Ryan
Ever since Jeffrey Dean Morgan appeared in Watchmen, he hasn't stopped working. Dean Morgan has already finished the period drama Shanghai, is currently shooting The Losers (another comic book adaptation), and, he tells ComingSoon, will start work on yet another movie once The Losers wraps:
I'm jumping back in. I go to work on something about ten days after I've finished shooting [The Losers] ... It's a remake of a movie that I love ... Red Dawn I just love that f**king movie, ever since I was a kid.
Dean Morgan will trade the warm climates of The Losers' Puerto Rican location for Red Dawn's Detroit, where he will join Chris Hemsworth (the newly minted Thor), Josh Peck, Adrienne Palicki, and Josh Hutcherson to play a member of a militant group that fights off a communist invasion.
I guess I'm more or less the old Powers Booth character. There's all the kids and Powers Booth is the pilot that lands in the film and kind of helps them take down the bad guys. Blow communism away. It's a really good, young cast. I'll be the old guy in it, which is cool.
Red Dawn is scheduled for release September 2010, at which point Dean Morgan hopes to be working on a third comic book movie, Lobo, an adaptation focused on DC Comics' violent anti-hero being directed by Guy Ritchie. Dean Morgan has an in for the role, considering Joel Silver is producing both The Losers and Lobo, but he told SuperheroHype that he may have to do some special training in order to be cast:
Lobo would be very cool. I don't think that I'm as big as Lobo is, but if you could, like, transplant Mickey Rourke's body on my head, that would be just great.
Dean Morgan says his involvement in comic book movies is no accident:
You're always looking for material that's kind of smart and fun and this seems to be where it is right now. The studios are really gravitating towards it, more than I've ever seen them gravitate towards anything in a long time. Comic books are really the thing right now and I don't see that going away for at least the next couple of years. Posted 09.15.09 by Ryan
Let it burn in good, movie lovers: Red Dawn, John Milius' bloody, jingoistic -- and utterly awesome -- 1984 tale of teen commandos fending off a Soviet invasion, could be getting the remake treatment in the near future. According to The Hollywood Reporter, studio execs at MGM have confirmed that an update of the brat pack classic is on the table. No other details are available at this point, and it's not even clear if a script is in the works.
Would-be writers of a Red Dawn remake would be hard-pressed to find a villain on par with the evil empire of the old U.S.S.R., though China does indeed look promising. And what actor working today could possibly fill the immense shoes of the venerable C. Thomas Howell? That's no easy feat. Why do you think they haven't remade Soul Man or Side Out?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter Posted 05.19.08 by reelz