Red Dawn Villains Changed From Chinese To North Korean

Propaganda at its finest?

 ComingSoon.net reports:
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The Los Angeles Times reports that MGM is changing the villains in Red Dawn from Chinese to North Korean in order to maintain access to the country’s lucrative box office.

Dan Bradley directed the remake, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The studio is currently looking for a distributor to release the film.

The newspaper says the changes will cost less than $1 million and will “involve changing an opening sequence summarizing the story’s fictional backdrop, re-editing two scenes and using digital technology to transform many Chinese symbols to Korean.” They added that it will be impossible to eliminate all references to China in the movie.

“We were initially very reluctant to make any changes,” said producer Tripp Vinson, “But after careful consideration we constructed a way to make a scarier, smarter and more dangerous ‘Red Dawn’ that we believe improves the movie.”…

For more information, see original article.

20 Comments on "Red Dawn Villains Changed From Chinese To North Korean"

  1. Pure ideological propaganda, you gringos always make a campaign trough media and late acuses your enemies to do it, always pretending to be the nice guys. How do you think that US starts a war campaign? It’s through the brainwashing of its own people.

  2. Pure ideological propaganda, you gringos always make a campaign trough media and late acuses your enemies to do it, always pretending to be the nice guys. How do you think that US starts a war campaign? It’s through the brainwashing of its own people.

  3. Anonymous | Mar 27, 2011 at 4:33 pm |

    The idea that North Korea would ever pose a threat to US Mainland is absurd on its face.

  4. MoralDrift | Mar 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm |

    The idea that North Korea would ever pose a threat to US Mainland is absurd on its face.

  5. America is totally pwned by China. This is just one example, see how much of the American debt is owned by China, when (not if) they cash in we’re in for a whole new day.

  6. America is totally pwned by China. This is just one example, see how much of the American debt is owned by China, when (not if) they cash in we’re in for a whole new day.

  7. DeepCough | Mar 27, 2011 at 8:23 pm |

    The “Repo Notice” scene was an epic burn.

  8. Wow…thats…just…pathetic.

    Hollywood…can you suck China’s cock just a little harder…and don’t hold back for the money shot…make sure to get it on your chin and rub it around a little.

    I remember Red Dawn in the theatres decades ago…when for teenagers with no understanding of logistics and a lifetime growing up in the Cold War era…it seemed so plausible that Russia and various Latin American allies might stage an attack (again…let me stress that to suspend disbelief…it required a teenager with no understanding of the logistic support for a sustained invasion.) Laughable, sure…but at least vaguely plausible enough to make a movie.

    But North Korea? Are they going to fire their troops at us with catapults the day after they exhaust their fuel supplies? Will their horsedrawn cannons totally catch us by surprise? Or maybe they’ll just burp kimchee until everyone who opposes them faints and pukes.

    Holy shit…Worst Remake Ever position has just been usurped…possibly for a long long time.

  9. Wow…thats…just…pathetic.

    Hollywood…can you suck China’s cock just a little harder…and don’t hold back for the money shot…make sure to get it on your chin and rub it around a little.

    I remember Red Dawn in the theatres decades ago…when for teenagers with no understanding of logistics and a lifetime growing up in the Cold War era…it seemed so plausible that Russia and various Latin American allies might stage an attack (again…let me stress that to suspend disbelief…it required a teenager with no understanding of the logistic support for a sustained invasion.) Laughable, sure…but at least vaguely plausible enough to make a movie.

    But North Korea? Are they going to fire their troops at us with catapults the day after they exhaust their fuel supplies? Will their horsedrawn cannons totally catch us by surprise? Or maybe they’ll just burp kimchee until everyone who opposes them faints and pukes.

    Holy shit…Worst Remake Ever position has just been usurped…possibly for a long long time.

  10. Hadrian999 | Mar 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm |

    say what you want but it is the smartest business move. As a business do you piss off 1.3 billion Chinese or 24 million north koreans? The choice is fairly clear.

  11. Hadrian999 | Mar 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm |

    say what you want but it is the smartest business move. As a business do you piss off 1.3 billion Chinese or 24 million north koreans? The choice is fairly clear.

  12. DeepCough | Mar 27, 2011 at 11:12 pm |

    One could have said that about Iraq, once upon a time.

  13. BananaFamine | Mar 27, 2011 at 11:26 pm |

    I’m really disappointed in this. Well, to see some cool propaganda posters for the Chinese plot check out the gallery in this io9 article: http://io9.com/#!5370777/red-dawn-remakes-anti+american-propaganda-posters/gallery/1

    Hoping for a re-remake with balls in the not so distant future XD

  14. BananaFamine | Mar 27, 2011 at 7:26 pm |

    I’m really disappointed in this. Well, to see some cool propaganda posters for the Chinese plot check out the gallery in this io9 article: http://io9.com/#!5370777/red-dawn-remakes-anti+american-propaganda-posters/gallery/1

    Hoping for a re-remake with balls in the not so distant future XD

  15. Bud Bundy | Mar 28, 2011 at 1:28 am |

    I’d have changed it to Canada just for the audacity.

  16. Bud Bundy | Mar 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm |

    I’d have changed it to Canada just for the audacity.

  17. Haha it looks like “Xavier: Renegade Angel”

  18. Haha it looks like “Xavier: Renegade Angel”

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