"Red Dawn" will arrive in theaters on Nov. 21 with a thick coat of dust and a bunch of before-they-were-famous performances from its star actors. The remake first went into production in 2008 and started filming in 2009, long before Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson helped lead "Thor," "Marvel's The Avengers" and "The Hunger Games" to box-office glory.
Like the original film, the "Red Dawn" trailer focuses on the Wolverines, a ragtag group of teens and 20-somethings who wind up being America's last hope when North Korea decides to take over half the country. (Just go with this: In the original film it was the Soviet Union; in the first "Red Dawn" cut, it was China.) Guns, explosions, heroics and campfires follow, with Hemsworth's Jed Eckert leading the way and taking care of his little brother, played by Josh Peck. (Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Hutcherson and Tom Cruise's son, Connor, all come along for the ride as well.)
It should be noted that the original "Red Dawn" -- which starred Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Grey and Lea Thompson -- featured massive amounts of violence and star casualties; whether the PG-13 remake is as harsh is unclear.
Watch the trailer for "Red Dawn" above. Look for it in theaters -- finally -- on Nov. 21.
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