red riding poster New Poster For Catherine Hardwicke’s ‘Red Riding Hood’ – Starring Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman & Max Irons

Catherine Hardwicke’s (Twilight, Thirteen) upcoming fairy tale adaptation of ‘Red Riding Hood’ has found itself this new poster. To be honest it doesn’t really tickle my fancy. Red Riding Hood is said to be a dark retelling of the classic story, filled with love triangles, demons, obsession and of course werewolves. The film features a quality cast in the lovely Amanda Seyfried, the legendary Gary Oldman, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, Shiloh Fernandez, Julie Christie and Lukas Haas. Red Riding Hood comes to cinemas March 11th, 2011.

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.