Screenwriter Carl Ellsworth has been hired to rewrite MGM’s Red Dawn, the ultimate homeland invasion story about a new generation of besieged high schoolers.
Dan Bradley, a second unit director and/or stunt coordinator on The Bourne Ultimatum, Spider-Man 3 and the forthcoming Quantum of Solace, will move into the director’s chair for the update. Contrafilm’s Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson will produce.
“The tone is going to be very intense, very much keeping in mind the post-9/11 world that we’re in,” says Ellsworth, “As ‘Red Dawn’ scared the heck out of people in 1984, we feel that the world is kind of already filled with a lot of paranoia and unease, so why not scare the hell out of people again?”
Ellsworth will be working from a story written by Jeremy Passmore. Vincent Newman (A Man Apart) is also acting in a producer capacity.