Attached to prints of Harry Potter this weekend, the new trailer for Red Riding Hood has appeared online. The film is directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) and stars Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman as medieval villagers plagued by a werewolf.
A healthy mix of Twilight with the classic fairy tale, Red Riding Hood sure looks pretty — with some pretty nice composition and color work at play in this trailer. While it’s obvious what crowd Hardwicke is shooting for with this movie, I’m willing to put up with some screaming teenage girls if it means I get to see some medieval werewolf carnage. Please, though, I hope this movie features a genuine, honest-to-god werewolf and not some overgrown pooch like those featured in the Twilight series.
Red Riding Hood co-stars Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, and Julie Christie. It opens March 11, 2011.
If you want to see the trailer in HD, check out Apple’s site here.
Here’s the official synopsis from Apple:
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.
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