Last time I checked, “Red Riding Hood” was just another classic childrens’ story about a little girl, a picnic delivery to Grandma, and a wolf who when he’s not biting people’s limbs off or swallowing them whole, thinks he looks quite cute in a flowered nightie. Not exactly feature-length film material, but Catherine Hardwicke’s movie version of the classic fairy tale, which debuted its teaser trailer yesterday, seems to differ majorly from our childhood recollection.
In the dark retelling of the famous children’s tale, Amanda Seyfried stars as Valerie, a village girl torn between two loves. The threat of demons and werewolves further complicates the love triangle, along with a priest (Gary Oldman) obsessed with ridding his village of evil, and any townspeople hiding their own secrets and lies. Red Riding Hood was directed by Catherine Hardwicke (of Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown, The Nativity Story, Twilight) from a screenplay by David Johnson (of only Orphan). It also stars Shiloh Fernandez, Lukas Haas and Virginia Madsen. Warner Bros is bringing Red Riding Hood to theaters starting on March 11th, 2011.
The period thriller also includes Julie Christie and Billy Burke. The movie seems very dark, gothic, and more than a little raunchy – I can’t wait to see it!
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