Sunday, January 30, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Shiloh Fernandez Talks Twilight and Red Riding Hood

"No one had any idea what 'Twilight' would become," Shiloh explained. "At the time, it was just another audition. I didn't realize I was missing out on stardom and giant paychecks." Yet, the actor is self-aware enough to admit that starring in one of the world's biggest phenomenons may not have suited him. "Now, looking back on it, I certainly wouldn't have been mentally stable enough to deal with all that," he said. "Lucky for me, not getting that part led to other work that was a much better fit for me."

Indeed, Shiloh must have impressed "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke with his audition because she cast him in her upcoming gothic fairytale "Red Riding Hood" co-starring Amanda Seyfried. "Catherine has created this world that's so detailed and so beautiful. I loved being a part of it," he said.

Check out the rest from VMAN and the official magazine scans here

I don't know if I can ever say it enough...

Another Glimpse of the Wolf?

If you pay close attention during the second trailer, there is a momentary shot of the wolf. Did you catch it? In a new interview with Red Riding Hood's creative trio (posted below), you can catch a glimpse of some wolf design images.

Another New Image from Entertainment Weekly

Catherine Hardwicke, David Johnson, and Sarah Blakley-Cartwright Discuss Red Riding Hood Novel

Director, Screenwriter, and Author discuss how everything intertwines, how the story evolves, and how icebergs fit into the whole thing. 

Check out both clips from Entertainment Weekly here. The interview is also available with the enhanced e-book edition.

Both the book and e-book are now available. You can find a link to the amazon listing on the sidebar.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

61 Release Dates Posted

The Red Riding Hood Facebook page has posted a set of 61 worldwide release dates. The entire list can be found here on the blog.

You can find the link to the Facebook page under "Red Riding Hood Links" on the sidebar.

Fangirltastic's Set Visit with Catherine Hardwicke

Last summer, Karen Lam was lucky enough to visit the set of Red Riding Hood in Vancouver, Canada. Lam had to opportunity to sit down with Director Catherine Hardwicke, who discussed her involvment in the script, what she looks for in characters, and if it really is more difficult to be a female director in a male dominated industry.

"Catherine is clearly excited about her new film. Red Riding Hood will be a modern version of the “Little Red Riding Hood” fairytale, although set in medieval times. The original story is a scant few pages, so the feature film version has enough creative space for Catherine to work her magic. As she puts it: 'Fairy tales are kind of non-specific, so that any kid can let it be their growing-up journey. But in our case, we created a rich world, a whole history for her. There are a lot of secrets and lies in the town that she’ll have to discover.'"

"Intended as a PG-13, this definitely isn’t a blood-soaked horror version of the fairytale. Catherine categorizes it as a “romantic thriller,” although it isn’t intended for young children."

"Catherine had known Amanda Seyfried personally, but it was Amanda’s reading at an autism charity that affected her casting decision. 'It actually impressed me more than the other movies because simply, she just got up there and read a passage in such a moving way that she struck me: ‘That girl really has a lot of heart and soul.’'"

Check out the entire interview here.

German Trailer

No new scenes, just trailer #1 in German. IMDb lists the German release date as April 21, 2011.

Countdown to March 11th

Monday, January 24, 2011

New Images from the Set


New Red Riding Hood Charms from Wonderland Contraband

UPDATE: Unfortunately, WC has had to remove their Valerie and Peter charms. Their other Red Riding Hood items are still available.

Check out these new charms from Wonderland Contraband.  You can find the listing here. Be sure to check out the other Red Riding Hood items and other charms from Sleepy Hollow, Rocky Horror, and more!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New/Old Picture of Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman

This image was previously posted as a scan from Entertainment Weekly, but an official still has now been released.

Check out all the official images here

New Orientations of Poster #2

Release Dates for Russia and Armenia

Russia and Armenia have been added to the list of release dates. Red Riding Hood will be out March 17th and April 6th, respectively.

Check out the complete listing of release dates here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

10,001 Pageviews for Red Riding Hood Movie Fans!

I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who stumbled onto the blog over the past few months. I never thought there would be so much traffic and I'm genuinely surprised by all this. I started Red Riding Hood Movie Fans out of a love for Catherine Hardwicke's work and a bout of summer boredom. 

I'm looking forward to all the upcoming news as the movie inches closer and closer to its release and hope you find your way here again.   

Thanks again, 
Charlie's Stache

New Images from USA Today

Says Hardwicke of Valerie’s love dilemma: “Her mother (Virginia Madsen) wants to get her married off to the wealthiest kid in town while she’s been in love with the bad boy.” Parent-approved Henry, a blacksmith, is played by Max Irons (left, son of actor Jeremy). Shiloh Fernandez is the smoldering Peter, a woodsman and Valerie’s childhood sweetheart who suddenly re-enters her life. “He was my runner-up to Rob Pattinson to play Edward in Twilight, ” Hardwicke explains. “Just as Kristen Stewart had a spark with Rob, and that is what Amanda had with Shiloh.”
British Oscar winner Julie Christie took the role of Valerie’s grandmother on one condition, director Hardwicke says. “She said, ‘She usually wears a nightcap when she’s in bed. I’m not going to be wearing that, am I?’ ” Not at all. In fact, instead of a doddering crone, “She’s a boho granny. She lives out in the woods, gets her own herbs and medicines, and is a wild child. She looks rad and supersharp and funny and outrageous.”

Check out all the new images here.

And don't forget to check out the USA Today article about the recent Hollywood trend of re-imagined tales.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

USA Today: Live Action Fairy Tales for Adult Filmgoers

USA Today posted a fantastic article about the recent trend in Hollywood with re-imagined fairy tales, legends, and children's classics. Red Riding Hood director Catherine Hardwicke and star Amanda Seyfried are featured, discussing how the film leaves behind the "prudish" version of the tale and what make this different from Twilight.

"When these stories were first written, they were so much darker," says the actress, 25, whose first exposure to Snow White and Rapunzel was as a child listening to recordings on her Teddy Ruxpin tape deck. "Over time, they became more prudish in a way, taking the danger and sexuality out of the stories."

"Seyfried promises, 'We are throwing all the sex and danger back in.'"

"But the director notes there is a major difference with her gothic horror fantasy: It is also a suspense thriller, since the human identity of the murderous beast remains secret until the end."

 "As Hardwicke explains, 'Solving the mystery is a huge driving force of the movie.'"

For more with Hardwicke and Seyfried, along with why there are so many similar projects (at least two Snow White projects are in the works) going into production, check out the entire article here

MTV Picks Three Killer Moments from the New Trailer

MTV has selected three "killer" moments from the new trailer including the wolf, a romp in the snow, and a classic line from the Red Riding Hood tale.
Check out MTV's picks here.

My "killer" moment would be Gary Oldman, dressed in armor illuminated by fire.

What is your favorite part of the new trailer?

Countdown to March 11th

What's the song in the new trailer?

The biggest question after trailer #1 debuted was about the Fever Ray song in the trailer.

The song in the second trailer? Mystery solved.
It is Nine Inch Nails' "The Hand That Feeds"

Where's Billy? #2

Can you find Billy Burke in this picture?

Check out the first "Where's Billy?" here.

Images from Trailer #2

Is that a wolf I see below?

Check out all the images from the trailer here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Trailer is Here!!

Check out the new trailer in HD here.

Album of screen captures can be found here.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Behind the Scenes Photo of Amanda Seyfried

Director Catherine Hardwicke can been found on the right. I think that is Cinematographer Mandy Walker hidden on the left.

Could this be what we are seeing?

Entertainment Weekly's "17 Reasons We Can't Wait for Spring"

EW has included Red Riding Hood on their list of anticipated pop culture happenings.

Amanda Seyfried's heroine, Valerie, may wear the titular cape, but this isn't the story you remember. A werewolf terrorizes the village, paranoia runs rampant, fueled by a hunter (Gary Oldman), and Valerie is torn between the man her parents want her to marry (Max Irons) and the one she really loves (Shiloh Fernandez).

You can check out the entire list here.

EW has also included Red Riding Hood on their list of "15 Hot Movies of 2011"

What other movies are you looking forward to in the next few months?

Early Reactions From Red Riding Hood Screening

A group of moviegoers were lucky enough to attend a screening of Red Riding Hood last weekend in Woodland Hills (JEALOUS!). A few people have posted some of their general impressions on the IMDb boards. No spoilers are included below, but if you find yourself on the boards for this film beware, since some spoilers have been posted. One user mentioned there was temporary music and unfinished effects, but there was an overall positive reaction to the movie.

From unknowngirl005:
"Matter of fact, it's surprisingly good. I honestly didn't expect too much from it at first, but it turned out to be a movie worth watching and worth your time. It also caters to both teenagers and adults."

"Plus the love triangle rivalry is about social and financial status/standing (rich vs poor kid) and the BEST thing is that, the love triangle WAS NOT the major focus of the story - it is finding who the wolf is among the villagers. Meaning to say, it's not another version of Twilight as everybody is complaining and saying."

"And the BEST part is, the all around acting of the cast is excellent too. The two new young actors who played the love interests are surprisingly good!"

"It has more thrilling actions and lots of twisted guessing games."

User gave the movie a rating of 4 (out of 5) stars.

From Thunder_God_Raiden:
"Just saw a screening of this and wow."

"...the film is visually stunning and it isn't completely what I expected."

"But I enjoyed it a lot and some of you will be very surprised when you see it. The stiff dialogue and the misleading "shots" in the trailer don't do the movie justice."

User gave the movie a rating 3.75 (out of 5) stars.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Catherine Hardwicke's Early Discussion Of Red Riding Hood

Back in May 2010, Catherine Hardwicke sat, or rather laid down with the Twilight Lexicon for an interview. In the second part, Catherine addresses the (then) upcoming Red Riding Hood.

Check out their brief Red Riding Hood discussion at 3:30. 

Hardwicke describes Red Riding Hood as "Gothic, twisted, sexy, romantic, and scary."

She also called star Amanda Seyfried "wild" and "the coolest chick."

In the interview, Hardwicke reveals what we all probably know by now, that Shiloh Fernandez was her second choice for Edward Cullen. While I think he could have pulled it off, I'm kinda glad he's not stuck in the madness of the series.

Nothing really new from the interview, but it is always interesting to hear Catherine Hardwicke talk about her work. Her passion and enthusiasm is unparalleled and infectious.  

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Second Trailer On The Way?

This has not been confirmed, I repeat NOT BEEN CONFIRMED, but The Projection List anticipates the second Red Riding Hood trailer will premiere with No Strings Attached (January 21st). The first trailer was shown with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I back in November, but hit the web a few days before its theatrical debut.

With all the new images/poster released in the last week, and with March 11th quickly approaching, it is not a stretch to expect a new trailer either next week or in the next few weeks.

What are you looking forward to in the new trailer? More romance? More action? More Oldman?

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Image Featuring Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman

Check out the new image from this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly.

UPDATE: The above is a better quality scan of yesterday's post and below is the photo without text.

Release Date for Singapore

Red Riding Hood will be released March 10, 2011 in Singapore.

Check out all the release dates here.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"First Look" with Total Film

Check out this "First Look" from the British film magazine Total Film. It appears in the February 2011 issue.

Red Riding Hood will be in theaters in the UK April 15, 2011.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sarah Blakley-Cartwright On Her Red Riding Hood Novel

Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, author of the Red Riding Hood companion novel, recently discussed her on set experience and take on David Leslie Johnson's script.

"On the set, Blakley-Cartwright saw Red Riding Hood’s drama unfold as she watched the actors perform, and had a chance to interview them about the characters they were portraying. “It was a stunning set, and seeing the actors at work really informed my characters,” she says. “Being there was an amazing gift. To have all of that right there in front of me provided a road map for my writing. Obviously this project is a team effort, and seeing all that creativity first-hand—how could anything be better for a writer?”"

Blakley-Cartwright also discussed how her novel diverges from what will appear on screen.
"Rather than strictly adapting Johnson’s screenplay, Blakley-Cartwright sought to flesh out the characters in her novel. “I hope I was able to add to the story,” she reflects. “The first quarter or so of my novel is not in the movie, in fact."
And what about that pesky ending? While the book's site launched just last week, the final chapter will not be available until after the film's release. 

The Kindle edition, released on January 25th, will be an Enhanced E-Book Edition with extra content:

  • Video of Catherine Hardwicke, Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, and David Leslie Johnson discussing their creative partnership
  • Video of Sarah Blakley-Cartwright explaining her writing process
  • Animated short video showcasing the Scribe's Book
  • Audio of Catherine Hardwicke reading her introduction
  • Audio discussion about the set design and architecture
  • Audio discussion of paintings featured in the film
  • Audio discussion of the film's historical research and props
  • Storyboards from some of the film's action sequences
  • Images of the visual effects from the film
  • Blueprints, photos, and sketches of the set
  • Sketches of the costume design with designer comments
Anyone willing to share their Kindle?

Check out the entire article from Publisher's Weekly here.

New Red Riding Hood Poster

Check out the brand new poster featuring Red Riding Hood star Amanda Seyfried.


Another New Image from Red Riding Hood

A small addition to the set of images release on Monday.

Catherine Hardwicke Flashback #3

A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

The Nativity Story Trivia:
-This was the first feature film ever to premiere at the Vatican.
-The cast were taught how to use certain tools used 2000 years ago as well as how to build homes, how to press olives and grapes, how to make bread, how to make cheese, and how to milk goats.
Check out more trivia here.

The Nativity Story Reviews:

Matthew Turner writes: Catherine Hardwicke (Lords of Dogtown, Thirteen) may seem like an unusual choice for a Biblical epic, but she proves an inspired choice, choosing to focus on the authenticity of the story, primarily through Mary.

Mick LaSalle writes: One of the incidental points of the film, particularly powerful, is that doing the right thing isn't easy, even in the face of divine assurance.

Roger Moore writes: This is the movie Mel Gibson should have made, a simple tale simply titled and sweetly told.

Interview with Catherine Hardwicke & Shohreh Aghdashloo (Elizabeth)
From the interview: "When I first red this story, the screenplay, I loved it. I loved- I was mesmerized by the simplicity of it all."

On Set: The Nativity Story with Director Catherine Hardwicke-A behind the scenes look at the movie

Making The Nativity Story - Video interview with Catherine Hardwicke and Mike Rich (Screenwriter)

(Unfortunately the videos cannot be embedded here, but they are worth a view)

Where Were They Then...?
Amanda Seyfried - Alpha Dog (2006)
Shiloh Fernandez- Jericho series (7 episodes in 2006-07)
Gary Oldman - Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix (2007)
Julie Christie- Away from Her (2006) (Best Actress Nomination)
Billy Burke - Fracture (2007)
Virginia Madsen - A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Lukas Haas- Material Girls (2006)