The Hollywood Reporter posts that this remake will be written by Red Eye and Disturbia scribe Carl Ellsworth and directed by Dan Bradley, a stunt guy who has also worked as a second AD on flicks from Three Kings to Quantum of Solace. Ellsworth says: "The tone is going to be very intense, very much keeping in mind the post-9/11 world that we're in. As Red Dawn scared the heck out of people in 1984, we feel that the world is kind of already filled with a lot of paranoia and unease, so why not scare the hell out of people again?"
Um ... maybe because Cuba and Russia never invaded, so as much as it touched on Cold War fears, it was still outside of reality? If they're playing up 9/11 fears in the world, I think the outcome could prove to be a little different -- more reliving horrors than tapping into fears, and who wants to pay to see that?
What's truly scary: "As the studio regroups, its executives have realized that the strong MGM library has numerous classic and cult properties it can exploit for a new audience." I think it's time to stage a coup, or a hostile takeover.