Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

I don’t know about you, but in an age of remakes and borrowing from other mediums, I get a little tired of constantly seeing ideas re-hashed over and over again. Regardless of how you feel about the subject, a classic place to look to? Fairytales. In particular, the story of Little Red Riding Hood is being brought to the big screen by Twilight director, Catherine Hardwicke and stars Amanda Seyfried (Letters to Juliet) in the title role as well as the amazing Gary Oldman (Harry Potter).

In fantasy thriller Red Riding Hood, Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is a young woman torn between two men. In love with brooding outsider Peter, but with parents who don’t approve, they set up an arranged marriage to the wealthy Henry. In typical love story fashion, Valerie and Peter want to be together and plan to run away together. However, before they can, the duo discover that Valerie’s older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village.

For years, the people have offered a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf takes a human life. Thirsting for revenge, the village calls upon famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), to help them kill it. But it’s not that easy as the wolf takes human form by day and could be anyone. With the number of deaths increasing, Valerie begins to suspect that the beast could be someone she loves and discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast – making her both suspect…and bait.

Red Riding Hood will be released on April 15th, 2011 – check out the trailer below:

Source: Warner Brothers
GS Reporter:
Sharlene

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