Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Catherine Hardwicke's Red Riding Hood is Trailerized!

The "Red Riding Hood" folklore tale has been told as far back as the 17th Century and in film there have been many interpretations. Director Giacomo Cimini's 2003 version is the most recent retelling and now filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) is ready to show her visually stunning version. The first trailer for Red Riding Hood 2011 is here courtesy of Trailer Addict and while the reel shows a softening of themes, there is a focus on colour enhancement. Deep reds and misting colours create excitement in the shear spectacle of it all, but will the story hold the viciousness of a man-eating wolf? Judge for yourself inside!

The plot line for Red Riding Hood is here:

"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.

Release: March 11, 2011 (Theatres).

Director: Catherine Hardwicke.

Writer: David Johnson.

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Lule Haas, Virginia Madsen, Julie Cristie, Michael Shanks and Billy Burke.

The first theatrical trailer is here:


Red Riding Hood at Trailer Addict

The film is based on David Johnson's book, seen here:

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