So Who’s Afraid? Checkout the first trailer for Catherine Hardwicke’s (Twilight) RED RIDING HOOD released by Warner Bros via Apple Trailers. So who is affraid? You might think its Hardwicke herself possibly down to the negative response Twilight franchise has had outside its loyal fanbase which could give this movie a hardtime even if its a good movie and first look it does look very promising. Twihater’s will loathe this or is it them who are afraid to admit they like something created by a Twilight director?
RED RIDING HOOD is playing in front of Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows (with Green Lantern you can catch here very soon) stateside (unsure of UK&Ireland when they’ll preview). I really do love the idea of taking a classic fairytale/fable and actually making it very dark, edgy affair spicing the story up making it appealing for a wider audience but if this is going to be played as a trailer before Harry Potter in USA how edgy is the movie going to be? This does looking promising I just hope its not spoiled by Twilight franchise stylings/storytelling or this will just be another movie aimed at twilight fans only, hopefully not.
RED RIDING HOOD stars Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Lukas Haas, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, Julie Christie, Michael Shanks, with the movie aiming for a March 2011 release.
In “Red Riding Hood,” Seyfried plays Valerie, a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon’s arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast–one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect…and bait.