little red riding hood

Felicia Day the Werewolf Hunter

Felicia Day, actress and web content producer. Image via Wikipedia

Felicia Day will star in Red a Syfy original movie as a werewolf-hunting descendant of Little Red Riding Hood.

Story:

“Red brings her fiancé home, where he meets the family and learns about their business - hunting werewolves. Red' fiancé is skeptical until he is bitten by a werewolf. When her family insists he must be killed, Red tries saving him."

The story line sounds horrible and it is a Syfy original which does not bode well for the project.  I’m also confused why Red isn’t the descendent of the woodsman.

Making her the descendent of little red riding hood sends mythological mixed messages about the film.  Will she be naive and unprepared not heading the wisdom of her elders.  Are we to expect after a scarring experience with her fiancé she will be saved by some axe wielding woodsman. I would be upset if they put Felicia into such a weak role especially if they want us to believe she is a successful werewolf hunter.

Felicia Day is in it so I will have to watch.  Red is scheduled to premiere in 2011.

(via fantasy sf blog )

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Gothic Little Red Riding Hood heads to Grandma's House

The Wolf awaiting Little Red Riding Hood
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Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way is developing a gothic reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood. David Leslie Johnson, Frank Daabont’s former assistant and screenwriter of the recently cult horror film Orphan, has been to pen the script (/Film).

Mixed feelings swirl around me as I take in the news.  I have seen:

  • a noir Little Red Riding Hood
  • dark fantasy Little Red Riding Hood
  • surreal Little Red Riding Hood
  • comedy Little Red Riding Hood

The idea of a Gothic one makes me giggle.  If they do this, the theme song should be Glass House by Christian Death.

My biggest concern is that Leonardo DiCaprio is involved.  I am not a fan of his or his companies work, but I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

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