It seems that we have finally received a glimpse of the new Wolverines! The first official cast photo of the (we can assume) upcoming remake of Red Dawn has been released, with stars like Chris Hemsworth (minus the mystical hammer Mjolnir,) Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, among others. Already known as one of the most notorious cases from 2010 of a film project in deep trouble, this remake of the 1984 freedom fighter rampage classic now seems on track. The release of the photo actually represents quite an important bit of news about the film, which at one point, due to the financial difficulties of MGM studio, was considered to be dead on arrival. While other, more prominent projects stuck in the same situation like The Hobbit and the James Bond franchise will seemingly move forward after much outside effort, this film seemed to be a bit more disposable. So, not only getting acknowledgment that it's moving forward, but an actual cast photo cements things pretty well for the film's viability.
Seen above in this mix of actors, some of which are hard to identify, are Alyssa Diaz, Adrianne Palicki, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas, Edwin Hodge, Josh Hutcherson, and Connor Cruise, the adopted son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (I believe the one bending down next to Josh.) Jeffrey Dean Morgan (not pictured) will also appear.
For veteran stuntman and stunt coordinator Dan Bradley, whose work in the industry is virtually a who's who in action films, it represents his first time in the director's chair. Reinventing the context of John Milius' original film, which starred then up-and-comers Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, and Lea Thompson, this new group of Wolverines will no longer be taking their brand of suburban-born guerrilla warfare against Cold War-era Soviets, but rather the Red Chinese Army! Besides the conventional attacks of guns and tanks, these baddies are going to bring an impressive array of inexpensive lead-coated toys, regulation-free dirt-cheap labor, and, as evidenced by the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics, will be ready to simultaneously terrorize and dazzle you with sublime massive performance art. The US Dollar just pooped its pants.
The film still has no set release date, although speculation points to Fall 2011. If anything, the year-long delay may end up a blessing in disguise if star Chris Hemsworth ends up successful with Marvel's Thor on May 6. It could gain the advantage of not only a better slot on the calendar, but a star who just may be bankable by the time it hits.
How about you? Have any thoughts on the Red Dawn remake?
Source: Daily Blam