Red Dawn, the 1984 cult classic war film, has been remade. It’s in the bag. And due to the nature of the plot, which sees a group of American teenager defending their town against an invading army of communist soldiers, conservatives are loving it. And are eagerly awaiting its Nov. 24 release.
Just one problem. It isn’t being released on Nov. 24. And in fact, no one actually knows when it’s coming it. Or indeed if it ever will. Liberal conspiracy? No, just a question of money because Red Dawn is a movie from MGM, which is in a little spot of financial bother right now.
These money worries have already caused Bond 23 to be put on hold, and indirectly led to Guillermo del Toro ditching The Hobbit. And now it’s causing the Red Dawn remake to be put on indefinite hold, at least according to The L.A. Times.
In essence, MGM cannot afford to market and distribute Red Dawn right now. So even though it’s cost a reputed $75 million to make, the finished product is sitting on a shelf somewhere.
An alternative studio could pick up the film and release it instead of MGM, but no deal is yet in place.