Why No Chinese Version of “Red Dawn”?

red dawnHollywood has largely run out of ideas, airspeed, and altitude.

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.

Why?

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.

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About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on May 21, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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