Why No Chinese Version of “Red Dawn”?
That’s why recycled pap, sequels, and prequels often rule the day.
But there hasn’t been a re-make of Red Dawn with China cast as 1984’s USSR.
Well, there has. It’s been made and was ready for a 2010 release (with China as the antagonist), but the movie needed to go in for some post production changes. What sort of changes? A massive storyline alteration needed to make the North Korean the bad guys instead of the Chinese.
Money. Chinese money. Consider Chinese ticket buyers and also Chinese distribution fees.
Prediction: with Chinese control of AMC, copyright and intellectual property enforcement becomes more important issues to the Chinese government. Expect to see the issue on the UN’s radar before too long.