Ellsworth Pens Red Dawn Remake

Screenwriter Carl Ellsworth (“Red Eye,” “Disturbia”) has been hired to pen MGM’s remake of the 1984 homeland invasion thriller “Red Dawn” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The John Milius-directed original dealt with a World War III invasion of America by the Soviets and Cubans, and followed a group of Midwestern teenagers who take on their high school mascot name — “Wolverines!” — as a rallying cry of resistance.

The new version will updated to post-9/11 contemporary times. “Bourne Ultimatum” and “Quantum of Solace” second unit director Dan Bradle will helm the new version which was first announced at Cannes in May.