‘Red Dawn’ redo lands director, scribe

Dan Bradley, a second unit director and/or stunt coordinator on ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, ‘Spider-Man 3′ and the forthcoming ‘Quantum of Solace,’ will move into the director’s chair for the update.


Carl Ellsworth – writer of Disturbia -will write the script, from a story by Jeremy Passmore.

 

Speaking about the film, Ellsworth said “The tone is going to be very intense, very much keeping in mind the post-9/11 world that we’re in.

 

The original “Dawn” was the Cold War brainchild of writer-director John Milius, who devised a World War III invasion of America by the Soviets and Cubans. The film followed the scrappy insurgency of a group of Midwestern teenagers who take on their high school mascot name — “Wolverines!” — as a rallying cry of resistance.


EXTRAs: The 1984 action drama was the first film released in theatres with the newly devised PG-13 rating because of its intense subject matter and violent content.