- Mar 20, 2004
Oh... come... on!! Is Hollywood really determined to kill every movie that Generation X has fond memories of?
WOLVERINES!EW said:Director John Milius's Red Dawn was one of the 1980s' most polarizing films, yet it has bucked the odds to endure as a cult favorite. While many critics gave a chilly reception to the Cold War drama's over-the-top patriotism and cheesy dialogue, a parallel legion of fans embraced its story of an isolated U.S. invaded by Communists, and the teens who mobilize to save the Red, White, and Blue. Whatever your feelings on the film, one thing is clear: Red Dawn launched some big stars of the 1980s and '90s, including Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer Grey.
Will that history repeat? MGM is moving forward with a remake, scheduled to begin production in September, and EW.com can now reveal four more names joining the previously announced Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek), Josh Peck (The Wackness, Drake and Josh), and Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights). We'll be updating this feature again as more actors are confirmed. For now, click through to see who will be filling the roles originally created by C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Brad Savage, and Darren Dalton.