A new poster has been released for the Catherine Hardwicke directed feature Red Riding Hood. The film is based on the popular children’s story of the same name that centers on a young girl, who attempts to avoid a dangerous wolf while traveling to her grandmother’s house. Unfortunately, this version strays heavily from the source material and adds some extra sex appeal and gore. If this still sounds like something you’re interested in, check out the poster below…

The script for Red Riding Hood was written by David Leslie Johnson, who previously penned the screenplay for the horror flick Orphan. This version of Little Red Riding Hood is supposed to be a darker and more adult take on the story. Besides Seyfried, the cast includes Gary Oldman, Lukas Haas, Virginia Madsen, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, and Julie Christie as the grandmother (we’re still mad she signed on for this).

Detailed Plot Synopsis:

Seyfried plays Valerie, a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (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 (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.

Red Riding Hood opens in theaters on March 11, 2011.

What do you think of the new poster for Red Riding Hood? Are you interested in seeing the movie?

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