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Wolverines!It seems like nothing from my childhood is sacred anymore – but I’ll give the people making a remake of 1984’s Red Dawn this: they’ve got a lot of guts.

I have no idea how a movie based on 80s Cold War paranoia is going to make sense NOW – other than that they’ve apparently added Chinese soldiers into the equation (Chinese + Russians invading America – what the WHAT?), but I’m curious. No I mean, really, really curious.

Replacing C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen are Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas (the new Transformers babe), Chris Hensworth and Josh Peck – plus Connor Cruise (son of Tom & Nicole, who made his film debut in Seven Pounds) playing the role of Hutcherson’s best friend.

This definitely requires a re-watch or two of the original (ah, beloved nostalgia) – and I’ve no doubt it also requires a few beers before ticket purchasing.

Will anyone else actually go see this movie? I don’t know. But I can’t wait to see how they market this thing – and I’m hoping they at least include the iconic “Wolverines!” battle cry.

{Red Dawn is in pre-production for a forecasted September 2010 release date}