Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Coming soon: Red Riding Hood


When I started scrolling through my Google Reader this morning, both Juju and Charleybrown had posted information about an upcoming film version of Red Riding Hood. Here's the official film synopsis:
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.
And here's the trailer:



Now Little Red's story has never been one of my favorites - okay, I'll go ahead and admit it, I pretty much hate the traditional story. But this adaptation has me intrigued. Generally I like Amanda Seyfried, and this movie has the added bonus of featuring Gary Oldman (squee!). So while horror flicks are so not my thing, and Little Red's story has always creeped me out I'm willing to give this film a shot based on the trailer. What do you think?

*I just have to say that I LOVE Seyfried's cloak in the poster and trailer!

8 comments:

Kristin said...

A little too creepy for me! :) I'm a wimp when it comes to such things.

Hitchcock is as creepy as I get.

~Kristin

Ruth said...

@Kristin - Generally that's true for me too! :) I'm willing to keep this one on my radar until more information comes out about it at the very least. We'll have to see! :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Thanks for the shout out! I can not wait! Definitely one for the theatre.

Ruth said...

@Juju - You're welcome!

heidenkind said...

Overdramatic much?

Ruth said...

@heidenkind - From the director Twilight would you expect any less? :)

Roving Reader said...

I'm not sure if I will see this... I love Amanda Seyfried but if it's going to be a horror film count me OUT! :)

Ruth said...

@Roving Reader - Well I'm not completely sold on it either. :) I need to wait and see what it ends up getting rated and then what the reviews say.