Some of you, if you’re old enough, may remember an 80’s action movie called Red Dawn, which was directed by John Milius and written by Milius and Kevin Reynolds. It featured a pretty good cast including Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Jennifer Grey, Harry Dean Stanton and Powers Booth.
The film told the story of a band of High School students who fight against a Russian invasion of middle America and when it came out in 1984, it wasn’t exactly a blockbuster hit. Still, it did well enough and over the years it’s developed a pretty large cult following and many of us here at The Flickcast have a soft spot for it.
And now there’s a reboot. This time around the cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Dan Bradley is directing this time around and we’ve got the first poster for the film to share with you today.
Check out the full version after the break. Look for Red Dawn to hit theaters in November. Wolverines!
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.