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MGM changes villains in Red Dawn remake from China to North Korea

LA Times is reporting that the producers of MGM’s remake of Red Dawn have approved up to $1M in changes to change the film’s villain focus from the Chinese to the North Koreans:

But potential distributors are nervous about becoming associated with the finished film, concerned that doing so would harm their ability to do business with the rising Asian superpower, one of the fastest-growing and potentially most lucrative markets for American movies, not to mention other U.S. products.

As a result, the filmmakers now are digitally erasing Chinese flags and military symbols from “Red Dawn,” substituting dialogue and altering the film to depict much of the invading force as being from North Korea, an isolated country where American media companies have no dollars at stake.

Source: LA Times

 

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