So weird it might work: Michael Clayton writer to rewrite Red Dawn remake

The resistance is shaping up, Wolverines!

First came news of the growing cast for MGM/UA's upcoming remake of John Milius' paranoid-wonderful 1984 Cold War action thriller Red Dawn

Now Latino Review reports that Oscar-nominated screenwriter Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton) will rewrite the remake. (Jed to Russian commie: "Do I look like I'm negotiating?")

Here's what the site said:

Not surprising considering that Dan Bradley, the director of the remake, was the second unit director of the Jason Bourne films, which Gilroy penned.

Gilroy has recently delivered a 107 page draft dated 06-01-09. The remake was penned by Carl Ellsworth and Jeremy Passmore and based on the 1984 Cold War-era film co-written and directed by John Milius. ...

The story is about a group of teenagers who form an impromptu insurgency when their town is invaded by Chinese and Russian soldiers.

Set to begin filming in September, the film is scheduled to hit theaters Sept. 24, 2010.

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