Red Riding Hood, Believe The Legend. Beware The Wolf.Category: Entertainment
Even though Catherine Hardwicke, the director of the first film in the Twilight Saga, Twilight was not able to film the sequels New Moon and Eclipse, she still had her chance to direct a werewolf movie, Red Riding Hood.
Red Riding Hood is a dark adaptation of the famous fairy tale about a young girl and a Big Bad Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood.
The movie and fairy tale get its name after the red hooded cape or cloak the heroine wears.
In the movie, the heroine is a young lady and she has a name, Valerie played by Amanda Seyfried.
Red Riding Hood also stars Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Quentin Bates, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, Lukas Haas and Julie Christie.
The film is set in the medieval village of Daggerhorn. A young woman named Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) plans to run away with her woodcutter lover, an outsider named Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), in order to avoid an arranged marriage to Henry Lazar (Max Irons). Valerie and Peter’s plan to elope is forestalled when Valerie’s older sister is found slaughtered by the mysterious werewolf that has terrorized their village for years. The people of Daggerhorn have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast by offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood-red moon, the werewolf ups the stakes and takes a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people summon a famed Witchfinder General, Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), to help them track down and kill the beast. Solomon’s arrival, however, brings unintended consequences, as he warns that the werewolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon and panic grips the town, Valerie discovers she has a unique connection to the beast – one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect and bait.
Red Riding Hood is directed by Catherine Hardwicke and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Ireland, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Alex Mace and Julie Yorn under Appian Way Productions for a budget of $? million.
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Red Riding Hood is scheduled to be released in United States theaters on March 11, 2011 by Warner Bros.