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Posted: 3/16/2011 1:41:09 PM EST
Lame.

When MGM decided a few years ago to remake "Red Dawn," a 1984 Cold War drama about a bunch of American farm kids repelling a Soviet invasion, the studio needed new villains, since the U.S.S.R. had collapsed in 1991. The producers substituted Chinese aggressors for the Soviets and filmed the movie in Michigan in 2009.

But potential distributors are nervous about becoming associated with the finished film, concerned that doing so would harm their ability to do business with the rising Asian superpower, one of the fastest-growing and potentially most lucrative markets for American movies, not to mention other U.S. products.

As a result, the filmmakers now are digitally erasing Chinese flags and military symbols from "Red Dawn," substituting dialogue and altering the film to depict much of the invading force as being from North Korea, an isolated country where American media companies have no dollars at stake.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-china-red-dawn-20110316,0,995726.story

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 1:44:55 PM EST
I don't know what's worse, the change or this DUPE!
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 1:45:01 PM EST
I'm suprised they don't make it about America invading Red China. Were the bad guys any way.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 1:46:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By BustinCaps:
I don't know what's worse, the change or this DUPE!


Link Posted: 3/16/2011 1:47:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By wingnutx:
As a result, the filmmakers now are digitally erasing Chinese flags and military symbols from "Red Dawn,


My opinion of this might be a CoC violation.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 1:49:13 PM EST
Well, I'm out.

I really was looking forward to it even though I knew it was going to suck with the terrible effort at realism, but this is just full blown retarded now.

I'm guessing as badly as they've #$%@ed it up it will be available on Netflix Streaming in short order anyways if not go directly there. Nobody is going to want to see this craptastic excuse for a movie that has NO right carrying the title "Red Dawn."



Link Posted: 3/16/2011 1:50:40 PM EST
WTF!!!
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 1:50:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By SilentType:
Well, I'm out.

I really was looking forward to it even though I knew it was going to suck with the terrible effort at realism, but this is just full blown retarded now.

I'm guessing as badly as they've #$%@ed it up it will be available on Netflix Streaming in short order anyways if not go directly there. Nobody is going to want to see this craptastic excuse for a movie that has NO right carrying the title "Red Dawn."




Rename it Pink Morning
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 1:54:05 PM EST
A movie about standing up in defense, and the producers are big fat pussies.

What a surprise
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:01:10 PM EST
It won't be worth watching
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:04:19 PM EST
At least they didn't change it to NeoNazis like Sum of all Fears.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:13:15 PM EST
This movie will be an absolute piece of shit....
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:18:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:22:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By EasTexan:
This movie will be an absolute piece of shit....


+1.

Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:26:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By EasTexan:
This movie will be an absolute piece of shit....


yep
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:36:55 PM EST
I'm surprised they didn't go with the norks at first, their is no easier pariah to be found on earth. though they are no where near the threat that china is.
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:46:48 PM EST
Much like when they made Clancy's "Sum of all Fears" and changed the villains from islamic terrorists to euro nazis.
I have read all of Clancy's books and have seen the films but I refused to ever watch that 'film".
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