A first look at the Red Dawn remake

USA Today posted a few teaser images from the upcoming remake of the cult classic teen war thriller Red Dawn. In the new film, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.

Red Dawn was directed by first-timer Dan Bradley – who’s been a stunt coordinator for numerous films since the 1980’s – and stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers), Josh Peck (Drake & Josh, The Wackness), Josh Hutherson (The Hunger Games), Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights, upcoming GI Joe: Retaliation), Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, upcoming Knight of Cups), Connor Cruise (Seven Pounds) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen).

Red Dawn will be in theaters on November 21st, 2012.

Check out the two preview images, below.

Red Dawn is based on the 1984 John Milius film of the same name, which starred Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, Darren Dalton, Jennifer Grey, Brad Savage, Doug Toby, Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, Ron O’Neal, William Smith, Vladek Sheybal, Powers Boothe, Frank McRae, Roy Jenson, Pepe Serna and Lane Smith.