It seems like every 80’s movie and/or cartoon is getting remade into a movie. One of those is the communist invasion classic that is Red Dawn. Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen led a rag tag group of teenagers to wage guerrilla warfare against the invading commies who parachuted onto their school’s football field. Entertainment Weekly found out some casting news for the remake.
In Swayze’s role is Chris Hemsworth, who was most recently seen as Papa Kirk in JJ Abrams Star Trek. Taking over for Charlie Sheen is Josh Peck, most recently seen in The Wackness and Friday Night Light’s Adrianne Palicki is taking on the Jennifer Grey role.
In other Red Dawn news, apparently Michael Clayton, Duplicity and Bourne writer Tony Gilroy is rewriting the script for the remake. The new movie will apparently take into account such current issues as the invasion of Iraq and the economic crisis but I wonder how they can make a Red Dawn remake without Communists?