First Pics & Video of ‘Red Dawn’ Remake Invade the Web

Published 6 years ago by , Updated October 23rd, 2012 at 12:08 am,

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This is a bittersweet moment for me. First one of the truly last great men of Hollywood, Patrick Swayze, dies (the bitter) from his long battle with cancer yesterday. Then, the day after, we get some behind-the-scenes pictures of the new Red Dawn remake (the sweet) courtesy of a heads-up by our friends at AICN.

I don’t know about you but I’m a HUGE fan of behind-the-scenes pictures and videos and the site Red Dawn 2010 has got them in spades. I’ve put together 5 of the most interesting ones and one video of the house blowing up but if you head over to the website, you can take a peek at the others here and here.

Red Dawn is arguably one of Swayze’s best films, and it for sure put him on the movie map as a strong leading man. The Red Dawn remake should be nothing short of a fitting tribute, homage if you will, to all his hard work and dedication in the field of cinema. I would hope that director Dan Bradley, who’s only directing credits up until now have been on second units and stunts, is considering placing this film in Swayze’s honor or at least throwing up a dedication to him at the beginning or end of the film. That would be a very classy move on Bradley’s part.

Now let’s take a look at the pictures then discuss a few of them below.

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Prop house with hole where the plane went through

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Another house where a plane went BOOM!

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Same plane at night, guessing this is a military plane?

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Plane fuselage wreckage

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Prop house on fire after the explosion.

And now a video of the house being destroyed from a distance – but you can see a large orange plume of smoke going into the air.

OK, there are things that I like and dislike about these photos and video.  I like the fact that it’s being brought into a suburb instead of wide open country.  I like the fact that they really blow up a prop house, practical effects are so much more appealing to me than the digital variety. I dislike the fact there is very little plane as a practical effect. This can only mean that the rest of the plane will be created digitally, and while I understand that it’s not totally possible to crash an ACTUAL plane in a neighborhood, that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

Red Dawn brings in a new group of youngsters to play the titular Wolverines including Chris Hemsworth (Thor) picking up Patrick Swayze’s torch as Jed Eckert, Josh Peck (The Wackness) doing his best Charlie Sheen as Jed’s brother Matt , Josh Hutcherson (Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant) recreating C. Howell Thomas’ role of Robert, and Adrianne Palicki (Legion) stepping into Jennifer Grey’s puffy vest as Toni. It’s a decent group of young up-and-coming Hollywood kids and if history repeats itself, then we could see more from this group of actors and actresses.

What do you think about the first behind-the-scenes pictures and videos for Red Dawn? Do you have high expectations for this remake with the cast and crew that is involved or could you not care less?

Red Dawn the remake drops into theaters September 24th, 2010.

Source: Ain’t It Cool News, Before the Trailer, Red Dawn 2010

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  1. I don’t recall a plane crashing into suburbia in the original.

    It was a relatively small town and a local standoff,,,

    RIP Patrick!!!

  2. That doesn’t look at all to me like how a plane would really break up upon crashing…

  3. Who knows if this was the final set dress or just some props being off loaded from a truck Ken,,, :-)

  4. I’m a little concerned …

  5. RIP Patrick Swayze.
    Hope the new Red Dawn remake is awesome and is dedicated
    to Swayze.

  6. @Matt, Ditto!

    “Why? Because we LIVE here!”

  7. @790, good point

  8. @790

    I hope so because that doesn’t look that good at all… I’ve seen better fake wreckage standing in line for the “Disaster!” show at Universal Studios…

  9. Yeah to me it looks like possible cell phone photos of props just delivered???
    Who knows,,, 8-)

    I doubt this remake will be as timeless as the original,,,

  10. Not a chance… I’ll be glad if this turns out to be just enjoyable. Not expecting it to rival the original… Not with a first time Director on board. All he’s done before was 2nd unit director and other things like that… And for pretty crappy movies at that like Lions for Lambs… *shakes head*

  11. The original was an amazing film, with a classic cast,,, !!!

    R.I.P. Swayze…

  12. Those look just like the pictures I took ha!! I think I seen your person taking these I was there beans!!

  13. There is no way the remake will be able to catch the angst and fears that we had from years of “Cold War”. There was something so…reassuring when we thought that even we had a chance to resist the communist “bad guys”. Good luck to the new cast and crew but … really, they haven’t got much of a chance. Funny, but the school my kids used to go to had the same large field surrounding it and I would pull up to it and see the parachutes floating down from the sky… I will always appreciate Red Dawn.

  14. If Cuba really tried to invade the USA now, that would be such a joke… Oh wait, Cubans invade the USA every day via Florida, HAHA! :-D

  15. my uncle lives in Royal Oak Michigan and they used his fence for a crash scene while filming this. it is odd they would choose this urban setting. they rebuilt his fence and used the garage as a staging area for the actors.

  16. I honestly don’t think that this is going to be a good movie! Nothing can replace the original! That was and always will be the best.

    790 your right there wasn’t any plane crashs in the original! See that’s what I hate about remakes they think they have to change everything from the original. I hate remekes anyway the originals are always the best!

  17. @Jessica

    I doubt anyone is expecting this to top the original. Well, at least I’m not, the original is a classic!