We finally have a trailer for Amanda Seyfried’s upcoming film Red Riding Hood. The film is directed Catherine Hardwicke and is very loosely based on the famous fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Ireland, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Alex Mace and Julie Yorn produced the film for Warner Bros, so you know it’s going to be a big one. On top of Amanda Seyfried, the film also stars Gary Oldman, Luca Haas, Virginia Madsen, Julie Christie and Billy Burke.
“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.”
Red Riding Hood trailer:
Do the visual effects look familiar to you? They should, because just as the trailer says, it’s the same director as Twilight, and well, it looks just like Twilight – minus the blue tint. Apparently it’s not just the effects that are bothering people, folks have been calling it “Twilight with a cape.” I think that’s absolutely ridiculous seeing how they’re judging this on a one minute long trailer. Sorry guys, but just because a film has werewolves and romance in it doesn’t mean it’s copying Twilight. Sigh.
Effects aside, I think it looks fairly decent. The girly girl in me digs the romance, the gorgeous men and that short glimpse at the steamy sex scene. I can’t help it. What about you guys, do you think you’ll hitting theaters to catch this flick when it’s released March, 2010?
Check out the official website HERE.