Koch Media announced today that they have secured the rights to theatrical and home entertainment distribution in the U.K. for RED DAWN from Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc. Exploding onto screens 15th March 2013, RED DAWN is an adrenaline-fuelled action thriller with a heavyweight cast of young stars that will have audiences hooked.
A re-boot of the 1984 cult-classic hit film featuring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, RED DAWN stars man-of-the- moment Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Snow White And the Huntsman, Avengers) and a host of bright young talent including Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Josh Peck (The Wackness), Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Friday Night Lights), Connor Cruise (Seven), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen, The Possession, Grey’s Anatomy).
In RED DAWN, a city in Washington State awakens to the surreal sight of North Korean paratroopers dropping from the sky – the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganising themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the “Wolverines”, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.