Red Dawn Remake And Short Film Adaptation Pixels Get Release Dates
Back in September the remake of Red Dawn, directed by Dan Bradley, finally received a bit of good news. After being on hold for the longest time due to the bankruptcy of MGM, FilmDistrict picked up the title for distribution. The only thing missing from the story was an announcement as to when the film would actually be arriving in theaters. Thanks to Box Office Mojo that question has been answered.
The site reports that Red Dawn will be arriving in theaters on November 2, 2012. The film, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Brett Cullen, was at the center of controversy earlier this year when it was announced that it would be digitally altered to change the villain, originally China, into North Korea. Much like the 1984 Cold War flick, the new movie is about a group of friends who are forced to team up and fight off invading forces in their hometown.
Also getting a release date according to the site is Pixels, a feature based on a short by Patrick Jean in which 8-bit creatures invade New York City. The short was picked up by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions and will be distributed by Columbia Pictures on May 17, 2013 (the exact same day as J.J. Abrams' 3D Star Trek film, which was just announced). You can watch the short film below:
I still find it kind of funny that Chris Hemsworth became a star with Thor, yet the two films he made before he was cast as the Marvel superhero, Red Dawn and Cabin in the Woods, still haven't seen the light of day. Adding Snow White and the Huntsman and The Avengers into the mix, 2012 should be a huge year for the Australian actor.
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