IMDB.com has a release date for Denmark listed on their sire for September 8, 2011. Nothing has been confirmed at this point about this date for them or what this means for a U.S. release date. We will keep a close eye out for any more news regarding this.
Well, if you are looking for the review that was here, it's gone now. Cease and desist letters can make that happen. Apparently, people that went to that "thing", were not supposed to say anything regarding that "thing". Also, if you link to things about things, that are publicly available, you violate something that they aggreed to. Nice. Funny how that works. Anyway, not worth the hassle for me so those posts are gone now.
PS: Always check your email before bed. Apparently, it's the same time everywhere. Emails like that with a 2 hour deadline sent out at 11pm EST is retarded.
FYI, it was from the company that put on the "thing" not MGM.
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Well, news as been slow for the past few weeks. We did get word that Lionsgate picked up Cabin in the Woods for distribution this year. Hopefully we'll get word on Red Dawn soon. You can also check out this interview with Thor star Chris Hemsworth. He talks a little about Red Dawn in the interview. With Thor geting good reviews, it looks like Red Dawn will be a no brainer for distribution if it performs well.
IGN interviewed Chris Hemsworth this week. Below is what he had to say about Red Dawn.
IGN: You're also in the remake of Red Dawn, which MGM has had on the shelf for awhile now. They're going back and changing the villains from the Chinese to the North Koreans. Has that required you to go back and record any new dialogue for it?
Chris Hemsworth: No, not really. It was always pretty vague even when we were shooting. They kind of never mentioned who it was anyway. It wasn't heavily suggested, so I think it was an easy technical fix for them whether they do it with a little CGI or the occasional voice-over line. But the Russians were in there, maybe the Chinese and they mention someone else, so it just wasn't really the focus. It wasn't really a political take on anything. It could've been the Australians for all we cared. I guess MGM have their reasons for doing it, but we as the actors were never really involved with it.
You can check out the rest here.
Well it looks like all the press about MGM changing the invaders in Red Dawn to the N. Koreans has made them rethink their decision. It seems the distributors MGM is looking at to release their film want to make sure no one is offended by this film. Sony Pictures, who was rumored to be the major Red Dawn distibutor for the U.S. market has been testing their upcoming release of Smurfs. It has been testing very poorly and were looking for a way to save the film. The result of this is the removal of all the human actors in Red Dawn and replacing them with the Smurfs from Sony's film. With this change there will be no chance of offending anyone from Smurf village, as there are no plans to release the film there. No word yet if they will change the name to Blue Dawn, but I have it on good word that this will be the new title.
April Fools! (for those coming to the site after April 1st)
Just found this. I was so excited to se my poster in one of these, even though it was just at the beginning! Enjoy.
Nothing new here. Just in case you missed it.
Big Hollywood posted an exclusive letter from Red Dawn producer Vincent Newman. This letter isn't too far off from the phone conversation I had. Bellow is an excerpt from the letter:
Once Red Dawn is finally seen by an audience, we hope it is found to be an entertaining and heart-pounding action film worthy of its name. Also like the original, the film tells the story of a group of teenagers who face a choice to fold, or ban together to fight for their country against an invading force made up of and supported by multiple international players. It is about a generation of kids who have everything that everyday Americans possess, including the inheritance of freedom. Now, they must learn what it is like to have to fight for that freedom on their own soil, or lose it. In doing so, they both learn the value of freedom, and demonstrate to others why their home is worth fighting for.
You can read the rest here.
Again, they have put thought into this change. It's not just a simple, change everything China to N. Korea. Remember what I posted previously, N. Korea is not acting alone here.
Thanks to ScreenRant, we can see Chris Hemsworth discussing his role in Thor at C2E2 this weekend. He also mentions his roles in Red Dawn and Cabin in the Woods and confirms what we have heard about MGM shooting for a 2011 release for both films. Skip to about the 7 minute mark for the Red Dawn mention.
As you all know there has been a lot of talk about the changes to Red Dawn announced by the LA Times. Everyone has been waiting for some news about Red Dawn's release date and when we do finally get some news, we find out its being changed. I'm not going to get into the politics of this film, because frankly there isn't any. I've read the script and like the original, this is a film about a group of kids and what they do to defend their home from intruders.
I got a chance to speak with a person close to the production on the phone last night and from that conversation I am reassured that this film will be just as good if not a better film because of the changes. Again the majority of the changes are to the opening prologue by PIC Agency (click here to get an idea of their style) and two short scenes. The digital cover-up of on the banners will not change the look of the film much, as they are minimal. (Click here to see an email response from the producer at Ain't It Cool News on the subject.) The stage they set for this war will be more intense as the state of the world will be in a darker place then it was in the original opening. It also looks like the LA Times didn't get the whole story on who the invaders are. Yes, N. Korea is involved, but I was told that the invaders are a group made up of more than just N. Koreans.
Yes, we all know the reason the changes were made was so the film can make money overseas, but they took the opportunity to improve on the film they had. Remember, if it wasn't for these changes, this movie would never get released. MGM dosen't distribute movies anymore so they need to do what is necessary to get their film released. I still look forward to seeing this film and enjoying the kick ass action that this film will have.
Also, in a response to all this news, Libertas Film Magazine has posted their review of Red Dawn in its original form they saw last August. Be warned their review does contain spoilers, but after reading it I want to see this film even more. Below are some outtakes from their review:
"The ‘uncensored’ version we saw of Red Dawn was a stirring, highly patriotic ode to America and its freedoms – the kind of film that until recently I didn’t think Hollywood could make any more."
"It’s important to point out here that the new Red Dawn is essentially an action picture rather than agitprop cinema. The film was directed by veteran stunt coordinator Dan Bradley, who worked on the Spider-Man and Bourne films. As a result, the film is much less philosophically or ideologically oriented than John Milius’ original film, as Bradley keeps the emphasis on action and a brisk pace."
"One further note: at no point does the new Red Dawn descend to racist stereotypes. The Chinese are depicted essentially as cool-headed professionals on a mission."
Please read their whole review for a better sense of what kind of movie Red Dawn will be and see that (like I believe) these changes will not hurt the overall movie any. I think most people get upset because we love our free speech and when we hear stories like this we get defensive, but that's what Red Dawn is about, defending our freedoms.
Note: We are still waiting on a release date but the hope at this point it's a late 2011 release.