Opening in theaters on November 21st is the remake/reboot of director John Milius' classic '80s film Red Dawn, which originally starred Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen. The new movie was helmed by longtime stunt coordinator Dan Bradley (The Bourne Legacy), and features a cast of young and veteran actors including Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers), Adrianne Palicki (Legion), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Josh Peck (ATM), Isabel Lucas (Immortals), Connor Cruise (Seven Pounds), Michael Beach (Sparkle), Brett Cullen (Puncture), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Possession).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki to talk about their work on Red Dawn. The two young actors discussed the new film, why now is the right time for a remake of the classic '80s movie, how they would actually feel if their hometown was attacked by a foreign country, themes of family, watching the original, why fans were mad at Palicki for being in the film, the movies that they don't ever want to see get remade, remake vs. reboot, Peck and Palicki's character's relationships to Chris Hemsworth's character, and how they felt shouting the original film's classic line "WOLVERINES!"
To watch our exclusive interview with Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki about Red Dawn, please click on the video player above.
Spokane, Washington becomes the initial target of a foreign invasion. Under enemy occupation, the town's citizens are taken prisoner. A group of young people, calling themselves 'The Wolverines' (after their high school mascot), band together in the surrounding woods. There, they train and organize themselves into a group of guerrilla fighters in order to liberate their town.
Red Dawn invades theaters on November 21st.