First Red Dawn Poster Brings The Characters Together Through Bad Photoshop

Given the amount of time that the upcoming Red Dawn remake spent sitting on the shelf waiting for the smoke to clear after the MGM bankruptcy, you'd think that they would be able to come up with a better design for the movie's first poster than this:

The one-sheet was posted over on Yahoo!, and I really wish they had spent more time designing this. In addition to the fact that none of the people in the poster look like they were standing in a room together when the "photo" was taken (the image of Josh Peck is actually taken directly from one of the official stills), they for some reason decided that Adrianne Palicki and Josh Hutcherson didn't look weird enough so they took some Photoshop tools to their faces. Let's hope the trailer does a better job showing off the movie.

While the movie is now set to be released on November 21st by Open Road Films, Red Dawn has been completed for years, but has been delayed multiple times due to MGM's financial difficulties (you may remember that Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's Cabin in the Woods experienced a similar fate). During that time the project made the controversial choice to change the villains of the film from being Chinese to being North Korean, as to avoid alienating the Chinese film market.

Red Dawn, directed by Dan Bradley, is a remake of the 1984 film about a group of teenagers who have to group together and form a militia when their small town is invaded by foreign forces. In addition to Chris Hemswroth, Isabel Lucas, Palicki, Peck and Hutcherson, who are all featured in the poster, the film also stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Brett Cullen and Will Yun Lee. To see more from the movie head over to our Blend Film Database.

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