Red Dawn is a 2012 American action war film directed by Dan Bradley and written by Jeremy Passmore and Carl Ellsworth, based on the 1984 film of the same name. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film centers on a group of young people who defend their hometown from a North Korean invasion.
The remake was announced in May 2008 and went into production in September 2009. The film was originally scheduled to be released on November 24, 2010, but was shelved due to maker Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's (MGM) financial troubles. The invading army was changed from Chinese to North Korean in post-production. FilmDistrict picked up the U.S. distribution rights in September 2011 and set a November 21, 2012 release date.
- Chris Hemsworth as Jed Eckert
- Josh Peck as Matt Eckert
- Josh Hutcherson as Robert
- Adrianne Palicki as Toni
- Isabel Lucas as Erica
- Connor Cruise as Daryl Jenkins
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Lt. Col. Andy Tanner
- Edwin Hodge as Danny
- Alyssa Diaz as Julie
- Brett Cullen as Tom Eckert
- Michael Beach as Mayor Jenkins
- Will Yun Lee as Captain Lo
- Matt Gerald as Hodges
- Ken Choi as Smith