Aussies Lead the Red Dawn Revolution in 2012

by on August 15, 2012 · 1 comment

The US remake of Red Dawn is set for release in November 2012

The trailer for Red Dawn, a remake of the 1984 American action, has finally been released. The original film starring Patrick Swayze and Lea Thompson centred around a rag-tag group of American teenagers who form a guerilla resistance group when the US is invaded by the Soviet Union.

Just like the original, the 2012 reboot focuses on the Wolverines a group of teenagers and 20-somethings who become the last hope for America as the country is invaded by the North Koreans.

The film’s release is good news for those of us with some twisted form of patriotism or even a secret fetish for Summer Bay as the new faces of the American resistance come almost exclusively from down under.

The group is led by Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers), who takes on the role of Jed Ekhert – made famous by the late Patrick Swayze in the original movie. He’s joined by fellow former Summer Bay star Isabel Lucas, and the sort of Australian Connor Cruise, the adopted son of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise.

Red Dawn also stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights), and Josh Peck rounding off the cast of teenage soldiers.

The 2012 reboot of Red Dawn will hit US theatres on November 21. The remake originally started filming back in 2009 but was delayed due to financial restraints, and box office big-guns such as Thor, The Hunger Games, and The Avengers putting off its release.

You can view the Red Dawn trailer below.