Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke takes a fresh stab at the werewolf genre with Red Riding Hood, the Warner Bros. horror drama starring Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Julie Christie, Gary Oldman, Michael Hogan, Lukas Haas and Virginia Madsen. Arriving in theaters March 11, we now got our hands on a brand new batch of leaked imagery featuring your first look at “grandma’s house”. David Leslie Johnson (Orphan) wrote the script, which is set in a village haunted by a werewolf. It is a Gothic retelling of the “Little Red Riding Hood story”, with a teenage love triangle at its center. The trailer premiered online and teased what looks like yet another Twilight-inspired dramatic thriller. I hope it goes a bit further than I suspect…“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.”
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