Here we have the first shot of the full cast of the Red Dawn remake (thanks to DailyBlam). Thor‘s Chris Hemsworth and The Wackness‘s Josh Peck play the Eckert-brother roles Charlie Sheen and Patrick Swayze played in the original. Rounding out the cast are Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Edwin Hodge, Alyssa Diaz, and– What! No Asian chick!? That does it, I’m calling my congressman. …Congressperson.
Now that MGM seems to have their financial troubles worked out, the plan is to get this one released this year. Making his directing debut is veteran stunt man Dan Bradley, second unit director on Green Zone, Quantum of Solace, the Bourne movies, Indiana Jones 4, etc. This time around, the Chinese have invaded Spokane, and the script I saw was prettay, prettay cheeseball. Er, I mean “faithful to the original.”
The original, released in 1984, written and directed by infamous hippie-hater John Milius (who inspired the Walter Sobchek character in Big Lebowski), was considered the most violent movie of its time with 134 acts of violence per hour, and was named the 15th best conservative movie of all time by the National Review. As contemporized for modern conservatives, I’m surprised the remake doesn’t feature an invasion by Mexico. Sure, Mexico might not have as many tanks, but have you seen how many soldiers they can pack into them?