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DiCaprio Plans "Gothic" Version of Little Red Riding Hood

DiCaprio Plans "Gothic" Version of Little Red Riding Hood

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?


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fireyelectra fireyelectra 8 years
And in addition to Freeway and Company of Wolves, there's Hard Candy!
supertramp supertramp 8 years
Amrita, I can't believe I forgot. I absolutely love Freeway.
buckley9383 buckley9383 8 years
amrita- I TOTALLY remember FREEWAY, because it was AWESOME! It had such a B movie feel to it- but Reese was perfect in the lead role!
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
The whole point of the story is that its scary. I don't know how I think about it until I hear who is in it- But I need to check out this Company of Wolves-
amrita amrita 8 years
i seem to remember reese witherspoon in a red riding hood update back when i was in high school -- "freeway"?
supertramp supertramp 8 years
The whole idea of Little Red Riding Hood should be scary in itself and that someone would want to chanel that sounds okay to me. But execution is something different and I would love to see someone like Tim Burton, or even more Guillermo Del Toro, tackle it on.
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