Red Riding Hood" makes it seem the classic fairy tale has received the "Twilight" treatment.The trailer for "
This isn't surprising. The director of "Red Riding Hood" -- Catherine Hardwicke -- also shot the first installment of the world's most profitable sparkly vampire franchise. What might be surprising, though, it is that the idea for an amped-up fairy tale bursting with adolescent angst didn't come from her.
Instead, it came from Leonardo DiCaprio.
According to Hardwicke, who was recently interviewed for the Los Angeles Times, DiCaprio thought, "Wouldn't it be cool to do a Gothic twist on Red Riding Hood, with the wolf being a werewolf, and just have a cool, sexy romantic thriller?" Soon his company, Appian Way, began to develop the idea.
Judging from the trailer, which you can see below, Leo got exactly what he asked for. By the looks of it, "Twilight" fans are going to be very pleased with the results.
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