Red Riding Hood Novelization Refuses To Spoil Ending

Shock Till You Drop is reporting that the novelization for Catherine Hardwicke’s upcoming big screen version of Red Riding Hood (click here for the trailer) has taken an interesting approach to keeping the film’s ending secret. The novel, written by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright from a script by David Leslie Johnson, does not include the ending for the film. Instead, it tells readers to visit a specific website where, upon the film’s release, the final pages of the book will be made available.

The book’s publisher Poppy is already seeing backlash — with Shock Till You Drop reporting of complaints coming from bookstores and Amazon’s page filling up with negative comments.

One thing that can be taken away from this story, though, is the fact that the movie apparently has a twist ending.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

In Red Riding Hood, Amanda 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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