I was hit up by a few Twitter followers (who attended a confirmed test screening) that report to me Warners forthcoming Red Riding Hood is absolutely “terrible”. It burns me to the core to see Catherine Hardwicke fall so hard after directing such compelling teen-themed dramas as Thirteen and Lords of Dogtown. It’s been a downhill roll since then. If March 11 comes around and I too am disappointed with this “Little Red Riding Hood” adaptation, I’m crossing her off my gift list for next Christmas (like I really have one). Even with the bad buzz, it’s hard to ignore awesome trailers that rock badass Nine Inch Nails tunes; check out the second inside.
“Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is 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. Panic grips the town as Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast–one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect…and bait.”