FilmDistrict has released a clip from MGM’s long-gestating remake of Red Dawn that finally sees the light of day on November 21st, 2012.
Director Dan Bradley‘s new version stars pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth in the Patrick Swayze role as the leader of a faction of pint-sized freedom fighters battling back the advancing armies of North Korea, but packed with some of the most talented young ‘New Hollywood’ thesps.
The cast of the action drama also includes Josh Hutcherson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Josh Peck, and Adrianne Palicki.
The 25-year-old actor Peck, who plays Hemsworth’s kid brother, explained his grueling process:
It started in Hebrew school…Not only was he (Hemsworth) getting ready for Red Dawn and wanted to be in peak shape but then he had Thor coming soon after, so he was on such a regimen. And I was very new to the idea of a pushup and any sort of calisthenics so I think we bonded over body issues.
Film premiered at the genre film mecca known as Fantastic Fest with Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League dressed up as North Korean strongman Kim Jong-Il to introduce the world premiere.
Saying it short, North Koreans are the new bad guys and Wolverines are good.
Check out the clip from a ‘love it or hate it film.’
Here’s he official synopsis:
In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.
Source: Ain’t It Cool News