Here is the first cast photo from Red Dawn. Cast includes: Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Josh Hutcherson (RV), Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights), Isabel Lucas (Daybreakers), Josh Peck (Drillbit Taylor), Edwin Hodge, Jeffery Dean Morgan (The Losers), Alyssa Diaz, and Connor Cruise.
While the title remains the same, some significant changes to the film have been made, including setting and two additional characters among the “Wolverines” (a title the group of tough teenagers have taken on). In the 1984 version, starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, the “Wolverines” defended their town from Russian invaders. In the remake, the threat comes from China — a script change that met early controversy. The Daily Blam reports that the film drew “sharp criticism from one of the leading Chinese state-run newspapers; which ran headlines such as ‘U.S. reshoots Cold War movie to demonize China’ and ‘American movie plants hostile seeds against China’.”
How will 2011’s Red Dawn stack up to the original, a film that found itself in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records for most violent film ever made?