No, he won't play the title character, but Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly planning to produce a thriller about Little Red Riding Hood — one that probably has a not-so-sweet ending. The "reimagining" of the old story is said to have a "Gothic twist," and may be based on "oral versions of the tale, which date back to the Middle Ages, [and] are far darker and sometimes involve a werewolf rather than a wolf; the first published version, by Charles Perrault, concludes with Red Riding Hood eaten by the wolf, with no happy ending."
Though it's annoying to think of yet another scary film focused around a female victim, I like the idea of an updated, adult version of Little Red Riding Hood that hasn't been declawed. Like Hansel and Gretel, this story frightened me as a kid, so the ingredients are certainly there for a spooky film. I would love to see Tim Burton's take on Little Red Riding Hood, that would be amazing. But I digress. Can you imagine a dark and scary version of Little Red?