RED DAWN World Premiere to Close Fantastic Fest 2012; New Image Released
Published: September 5, 2012 - 10:28am
When freedom is threatened, the Wolverines unite to get vengeance.Red Dawn, the upcoming remake of the cult classic action film, hits theaters everywhere November 21st, 2012.
In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, 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 reorganizing 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.
The Wolverines are infiltrating Fantastic Fest to defend all that is good and American! The world premiere of FilmDistrict's RED DAWN will close Fantastic Fest, on Thursday, September 27, with stars Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki in attendance. A Korean-invasion-themed party will follow the premiere screening to celebrate the closing night of the festival. Fantastic Fest will take place September 20-27 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.
Following the World Premiere, Fantastic Fest will transform the Austin American Legion into a maximum-security prison for the ultimate Red Dawn shindig. Prisoners will experience mandatory enjoyment from delousing stations as well as free prison tattoos and head-shaves. Executive chef John Bullington will be doling out wild-game bulgogi, kimchi and piping-hot shots of deer blood while the uniformed detainees enjoy the musical stylings of festival favorite Future Folk.
Directed by Dan Bradley, Red Dawn stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers), Josh Peck (Drake & Josh, The Wackness), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights, GI Joe: Retaliation), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), Connor Cruise (Seven Pounds), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen).