April 12th, 2011
04:40 PM ET

Last Look: Hollywood casts America's new boogeyman

The Cold War inspired such classic films as Dr. Strangelove, The Manchurian Candidate, Top Gun and more.

Now Hollywood has decided to remake the cult classic Red Dawn, where a group of high schoolers fight off Soviets invading their Colorado hometown. In this modern remake, however, the bad guys are the Chinese. As you can see in our Last Look video, filming was completed in Detroit and starred a Hollywood-created Chinese invading army.

But not so fast. According to the LA Times, Hollywood is too scared to offend Chinese investors and audiences, so the film studio is digitally altering all the Chinese logos in post-production to be North Korean.

As Fareed notes, "There are no real worries about North Korean investment funds withdrawing money."

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Topics: China • Economy • Last Look

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  1. Onesmallvoice

    Now I suppose that Hollywood is going to villify Mohammar Qaddafy to the hilt! One thing is clear,that is,they'll never villify Hosni Mubarak,Ben Ali of Tunisia nor Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen that way since they're stooges of the West!!! That shows just how devoted Hollywood is to the wishes of the right-wing thugs in Washington!!!

    April 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Reply
  2. RedDawn2011

    This is a much better site to reference for Red Dawn: http://www.reddawn2011.com.

    April 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Reply

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