Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Girl with the Red Riding Hood

More recent news buzz about The Girl with the Red Riding Hood, a film using Little Red Riding Hood and apparently some werewolves.

From Warners Wants Amanda Seyfried for Red Riding Hood by Genevieve M. Blaber:

Today's suspect is Warner Bros., which is hard at work trying to develop a modern-day version of Red Riding Hood. According to The L.A. Times, the new take has the "requisite dark/dangerous/romantic elements that can appeal to Twilight fans -- while also attracting audiences who simply like the fairy tale."

Lined up to bring this vision to the big screen is none other than Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first Twilight film but parted ways with Summit Entertainment on the project. So far, Amanda Seyfried (Jennifer's Body) is one of the names being floated around for the part of Riding Hood, and David Johnson (Orphan) has worked on a fresh version of the script titled The Girl With the Red Riding Hood.

Whether the project goes any further, is still up in the air, but I'm certainly interested in what a modern Riding Hood tale would entail.

From My, What Big Love You Have by Jim Vejvoda:

Amanda Seyfriend has surely grown accustomed to wolf whistles by now, but this is taking it to a whole new level.

The Los AngelesTimes reports that Warner Bros. wants the Jennifer's Body and Dear John actress to star in The Girl with the Red Riding Hood, the studio's modernized, Gothic retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairytale "Little Red Riding Hood."

Catherine Hardwicke has been lined up to direct Red Riding Hood for producer Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way production company. David Johnson (Orphan) penned the screenplay.

From Former Twilight Director Tries To Reignite Supernatural Sexual Tension With Werewolves by Meredith Woerner:

It was a shame when Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke was booted off the sequel, New Moon. It's an even bigger shame that her next project, a sexy Red Riding Hood picture, sounds so ridiculous. Even if it stars Amanda Seyfried.

Catherine Hardwicke will try and redirect teens' fascination with sex and supernatural beings onto a Little Red Riding Hood picture. With Amanda Seyfried in the lead, the story will put a modern twist on the classic fairy tale, retitling the project The Girl With The Red Riding Hood.

According to the L.A. Times Seyfried is at the top of the director's wish-list list to play Red, but let's all cross our fingers and hope she passes on it. We really like this actress, so we hope she doesn't get tangled up in the new trend that is teens lusting after monsters.

Orphan writer David Johnson has been working on the adaptation, which features werewolves and is being labeled as "elevated genre" material. Which we hope means there's more to the story than a monster/vampire who can't have sex.

I must say I'm curious, too, but I am also afraid, but then again, I think I am supposed to be...


  1. I am not sure that you are supposed to be afraid in the sense that I feel afraid... that this movie is going to be decidedly not worth watching.

  2. I think they already made this movie. They called it The Company of Wolves and it was wonderful (based on Angela Carter's equally wonderful story). I love Amanda Seyfried, but something irks me about a Little Red movie made to capitalize on Twilight.