Red Riding Hood trailer online
The trailer for the Catherine Hardwicke directed Red Riding Hood is here, and it looks rather delicious. With a strong cast of names which feature Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Virginia Madsen and Julie Christie to name but the biggest, and some cinematography that makes some of the shots look gorgeous, then there's that haunting track over the top.
I wonder if this is going to be harder and darker than the Twilight films, giving Hardwicke something more adult to work with. From the feel of the trailer it certainly seems that way, but the fairy tale turned dark might still be for general audiences.
The trailer for Red Riding Hood does look great, but let's look at what's been done with the story first.
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.
Mmmm. We're undoubtedly going to see Valerie in love with the man who is the werewolf aren't we? Mind you, I wonder if that's going to be such a big deal knowing it up front. There seems to be a few twists in store for us and the performances could be the big draw here, I mean Gary Oldman, Virginia Madsen and Julie Christie? Amanda Seyfried's a great actress too, if she gets the part behind her.
I think it all hinges on whether this is allowed a big more free reign than the Twilight films, and that's probably a big yes.
Have a look at the trailer over at Apple Trailers in high definition, or you can see it below.