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!