Red Dawn to Premiere at Fantastic Fest


FilmDistrict has announced that it will hold the world premiere for Red Dawn as the closing night film of the upcoming Fantastic Fest. The event will take place Thursday, September 27th, 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, which takes place September 20-27 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.

Red Dawn stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Marvel’s The Avengers), Josh Peck (“Drake & Josh,” The Wackness), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Immortals), Connor Cruise (Seven Pounds) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen).

In Red Dawn , a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping fromthe sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and withoutwarning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fightback, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselvesinto a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves theWolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back theirfreedom.

FilmDistrict will release Red Dawn in theaters nationwide on November 21, 2012.

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.