The Red Dawn remake has finally found a home, with FilmDistrict picking up the distribution rights to release the movie sometime next year. FilmDistrict is in the final stages of working out a deal with MGM, the studio which produced Red Dawn.
We reported back in February that MGM was looking to team up with Sony on distribution of Red Dawn, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Adrianne Palicki, and Josh Hutcherson. It seems that Sony (and every other studio) balked at picking up the remake, not wanting to offend the massive Chinese market, since the villains are Chinese soldiers who invade America. We reported in March that the producers opted to change the villains from Chinese to North Korean.
An official release date has not been announced for Red Dawn, although it is believed to hit theaters sometime in 2012. FilmDistrict recently released the critically-acclaimed Drive. The studio also released Soul Surfer, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, and Insidious this year.