Suicide Mission: Director and Screenwriter Recruited for Red Dawn Rehash

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Dan Bradley, a Second Unit Director for the upcoming Bond film Quantum of Solace and Stunt Coordinator for the Jason Bourne trilogy will join screenwriter Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia, Red Eye) for MGM’s remake of 1984’s Cold War cautionary tale, Red Dawn. The question is not who will replace Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, and C. Thomas Howell as The Wolverine’s[!], and it’s not who will replace the Soviets and Cubans as American Invaders (Ellsworth says the do-over is “very much keeping in mind the post-9/11 world that we’re in”). What Bradley and Ellsworth should be asking themselves is how the hell do you go about executing a straight-faced remake of what was arguably the most unintentionally laughable film of an entire decade? (Hollywood Reporter)

Posted by Ted Zee on July 09th 2008 | Home Page | 1 Comment Subscribe to this site's feed

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