On Friday, I saw Total Recall (which made me think of Blade Runner throughout all its rainy, congested Asian-filled Colony scenes). But before that new feature film about mind control, there was the first showing of the trailer for Red Dawn. A movie trailer about an invading Asian army was being shown before another film about an invading army. Marketing.
Principal photography began for the new Red Dawn in September 2009, in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Historically, Mount Clemens' largest industry use to be the mineral baths that were scattered throughout the city from 1873 until 1974. The city once encompassed 11 bathhouses and several hotels at its peak. The first bathhouse was built in 1873 and was known as “The Original” and was located on the corner of Jones and Water Street. The bathhouse remained until 1883 when the building burned, yet was rebuilt in 1884 and accommodated larger crowds. Over the years, noted visitors such as film actors Clark Gable and Mae West, athletes Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey, news magnate William Randolph Hearst, and the Vanderbilt family vacationed in the city for the bath industry.
Needless to say, after all I've written here lately about Colorado Aurora (red dawn), the timing seemed strange that after delaying the Red Dawn film from 2009-2010, now is the year this repeat of the 1984 political thriller is going to be released. After the 2012 election.
"You remind me of someone...a man I met in a half-remembered dream.He was possessed of some radical notions."~ Christopher Nolan, Inception
The 1984 trailer.
Sources as attributed above in embedded links, as well as mixes and various tidbits from Wikipedia.