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The 'Red Dawn' remake - filmed back in 2009 and starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Adrianne Palicki - may finally hit theaters thanks to FilmDistrict who have "liberated" the film from MGM. Due to the fallout from MGM's financial issues, the film was originally shelved while the studio reorganized and sorted out their priorities.
The original film, a fable about an alternate America in which the US is invaded by Russia (with help from Latin American allies), and a small group of teenagers who fight back and call themselves "Wolverines". The new film, produced in our post-Cold War society replaced Russian invaders with Chinese forces as the new enemy. However, offending an entire nation of Chinese ticket-buying film audiences seemed like a bad idea so the enemies were digitally revamped in post-production to be North Korean forces instead to avoid offending Chinese markets.
With FilmDistrict picking up the check, 'Red Dawn' is finally expected to arrive in theaters sometime in 2012.