Saturday, March 19, 2011
North Korea Edges out China in Invasion of Detroit
MGM has taken advantage of the time it spent in bankruptcy to re-brand the villains in its "Red Dawn" remake as North Koreans instead of Chinese. An attempt to court potential distributors prompted the change. Distributors were concerned that without changes, the portrayal could alienate the Asian superpower and affect their ability to do business in the country. The studio will spend about one million dollars to re-edit, re-dub, and digitally alter the film to remove as many Chinese references as possible. If MGM is unable to find a distributor the film could end up going straight to DVD.