Warner Bros. has released the trailer for its take on the Red Riding Hood story.  I’ve seen bits and pieces of hype/press surrounding this retelling, and though it isn’t my cup of tea, the Twilight crowd should get a kick out of it.

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.

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13 Comments

  1. Looks interesting. I love Amanda S. lately. I just hope that the wolf isn’t the other guy or her in the end. I always love twisted fairytales. I hope it’s gorey.

  2. I think it’s funny that “who’s afraid” presumably comes from “Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?” which comes from the three little pigs. The tagline for this movie should be “MY WHAT BIG”

  3. I get the feeling that the monster is a bit more “The Village” than an actual wolfman at this point. But yeah, it looks pretty much the opposite of what I like in a movie. She’s pretty and all, and given the lips, could possibly pull off playing Empowered in a movie version. ;)

  4. I would love it if the werewolf ended up being grandma. the story has thevillage in a truce for years with the beast. maybe it’s an old person.

  5. I think that it looks like its going to be good, and with Gary Oldman in it, that gives it brownie points right there. He’s always in good movies. It actually has a good cast so it should be good as long as those people from twilight dont screw it up.

    • I don’t know about that, I love me some Gary Oldman too but the guy was in Tip Toes and that most certainly isn’t a good movie. But he sure was the bomb in The Fifth Element as Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg. ;)

  6. I think it looks great!!Cant wait for the movie, I’ve already finished the book and I know who the Wolf is!!

    • Won’t knowing the ending actually ruin the movie for you? It seems like one of those movies where the ultimate enjoyment is predicated upon the big reveal, much like The Village and Sixth Sense and anything by M. Night Shyamalamadingdong.

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