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Red Dawn Reboot Sells Out: Goes with North Korea

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 03/16/2011 - 12:48


Well, this is pretty lame.

As if the North Korean army is an actual threat.

Anyway, the Red Dawn remake was supposed to feature Communist China - you know - the biggest actual and realistic threat to not only the world, but the U.S . --  as the movie's enemies.

Now MGM has pulled a Captain America - even more so - and mandated that everything get digitally alterted as not to step on the Chinese toes.

Instead, the North Koreans will play the part.

See, it's all about money and with China having as many people as they do, MGM doesn't want to tick off the the treasure trove of Chinese movie goers.

Supposedly, MGM hasn't been in contact with China and states its all about finding an audience - and money.

"MGM has been working with the film 'Red Dawn's' director and producers to make the most commercially viable version of the film for audiences worldwide," said Mike Vollman, MGM's executive vice president of worldwide marketing. "We want to ensure the most people possible are able to experience it."

Hey, MGM, do us all a favor and just make the movie about China being the heroes and us being the bad guys?

I'll pass on this as I play with my lead covered toys and eat plastic rice - and turn on a bootleg version of the original.

Wolverines? More like pussy - cats.

Where's Robert when you need 'im?

Source: La Times