The Commie-bashing Red Dawn remake (whose offensive shenanigans we covered here), has hit a snag: it may not be released on November 24, as planned.
While the news may immediately conjure conspiracy theories, it seems that the reason is more mundane. The LA Times is reporting that its beleaguered studio, MGM, may simply not have enough money. The studio’s financial woes have already shelved the next Bond film, and could have driven Guillermo del Toro to drop The Hobbit film. Red Dawn is, in that case, simply the next casualty.
MGM is apparently still optimistic that the film will be released, but insiders are skeptical. While the film has finished principle shooting, it still doesn’t have the promised Toby Keith soundtrack, nor final post-production effects, both of which involve money that the studio does not have.
Forbe’s Gady Epstein already has a sweet-irony solution for MGM: true to Red Dawn’s economic-takeover angle, ask Beijing for a bailout. And then prepare for a completely different movie.