Thursday, January 13, 2011

Even More About Red Riding Hood Film: Books

There are one newly released book and one upcoming book related to the upcoming Red Riding Hood film due out on March 11. All of the publication tie-ins makes me think the studios are hoping for a big hit. Here they are:

Red Riding Hood

First we have Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright and David Leslie Johnson which is already available for purchase.

Book description from the publisher, specifically the ebook edition:

The body of a young girl is discovered in a field of wheat. Her flesh mutilated by telltale claw marks. The Wolf has broken the peace.

When Valerie learns that her sister has been killed by the legendary creature, she finds herself at the center of a dark mystery, one that has plagued her village for generations. It is revealed that the werewolf lives among them, and everyone in the village immediately becomes a suspect. Could her secret love Peter be behind the attacks on her town? Is it her betrothed, Henry? Or someone even closer to her?

As the men in the village hunt for the beast, Valerie turns to her grandmother for help. She gives Valerie a handmade red riding cloak, and guides her through the web of lies and deception that has held her town together for so long. Will Valerie discover the werewolf's identity before the town is ripped apart?

This is a dangerous new vision of a classic fairy tale, the happy ending could be hard to find.

This spectacular Enhanced eBook Edition is packed with exclusive behind-the-scenes content from the film, including:

Video of Catherine Hardwicke, Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, and David Leslie Johnson discussing their creative partnership
Video of Sarah Blakley-Cartwright explaining her writing process
Animated short video showcasing the Scribe's Book
Audio of Catherine Hardwicke reading her introduction
Audio discussion about the set design and architecture
Audio discussion of paintings featured in the film
Audio discussion of the film's historical research and props
Storyboards from some of the film's action sequences
Images of the visual effects from the film
Blueprints, photos, and sketches of the set
Sketches of the costume design with designer comments

Red Riding Hood: from Script to Screen

We also have Red Riding Hood: from Script to Screen by Catherine Hardwicke which hasn't been released yet.

Book description from the publisher:

From Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke comes the romantic fantasy thriller Red Riding Hood. Torn between two men, the beautiful young Valerie is about to choose her heart’s desire when her sister is murdered by a werewolf. Panicked, the people call on famed werewolf hunter Father Solomon, who warns that the werewolf could be among them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to fear that the werewolf could be someone she loves. But her fear is tinged with curiosity when she discovers her unique connection to the beast—one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect . . . and bait.

Red Riding Hood stars Amanda Seyfried (Letters to Juliet, Mamma Mia!), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight, the Harry Potter films), Billy Burke (the Twilight films), Shiloh Fernandez (Skateland, TV’s Jericho), Max Irons (Dorian Gray), Oscar®-nominee Virginia Madsen (Sideways), and two-time Oscar®-winner Julie Christie (Away from Her, Darling).

- Introduction, notes, and sketches by director Catherine Hardwicke
- Screenplay written by David Leslie Johnson
- 96 pages of color concept art, storyboards, and costume evolution and illustrations
- Behind-the-scenes photographs

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