Tony Gilroy Rewriting Red Dawn

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Latino Review reports that Tony Gilroy, the Oscar-nominated writer/director of Michael Clayton and writer of the “Bourne” movies, has come on board to rewrite MGM’s Red Dawn.

Dan Bradley, the director of the remake, was the 2nd unit director of the Jason Bourne films.

The original Red Dawn was the Cold War brainchild of writer/director John Milius, who devised a World War III invasion of America by the Soviets and Cubans. The film followed the scrappy insurgency of a group of Midwestern teenagers who take on their high school mascot name — “Wolverines!” — as a rallying cry of resistance.

MGM has set a September 24, 2010 release for the updated version, which will star Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck and Adrianne Palicki.