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That Gothic LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD Project DiCaprio's Company Is Pulling Together Has A Title Now, And A Director...

Merrick here...
A while back, we learned that Leonardo DiCaprio's production company was developing a Gothic take on LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD alongside ORPHAN's David Leslie Johnson (details HERE). Now comes word that a director has been found for that project: Catherine Hardwicke.
The "Twilight" helmer is signing on to Appian Way's "The Girl With the Red Riding Hood." Werewolf movie, written by David Johnson, is a gothic retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story, with a teenage love triangle at its center.
...says Variety HERE.

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  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST

    rs worldwide!

    by sfgeek

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST


    by VXXXJesterXXXV

    So my hopes have went downhill a bit now that the twilight director is onboard....yay! Now I enjoyed Lords of Dogtown, but with everything I have heard about Twilight I think they should have went with someone else for this movie

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Fucking your eyeballs, this will!

    by just pillow talk

    Fuck, this is great news!<p>Awesome!<p>Wa-hoo!<p>Yay!

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    In precisely what way is it 'Gothic'?

    by BiggusDickus

    Is it full of inspiring, Romanesque buildings with arches and flying buttresses or merely stuffed to the seams with pasty, disinterested thin young women in black clothing with a predilection for Siouxsie & The Banshees albums?

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    I love this sort of thing, but it feels Me-Too Bandwagony...

    by FlickaPoo this point. It's like writing a book about a school for wizards or something...

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    big bad wolfe to be played by tobey maguire

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    and obviously riding hood by the girl from JUNO!

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Teenage love triangle? Who are the other 2 teens in the story?

    by ricarleite2

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Big bad Wolf = Bill Murray

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    and Ellen page as riding hood ! much better!

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Is it called "A Company of Wolves"?

    by tonagan

    And is Neil Jordan the director?

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    America FUCK YEAH!

    by Series7

    Coming again to make another fucking bad movie! <P> Seriously Leo? Has his PRODUCTION company actually made a movie? So far its been attached to make like 50 movies and I've yet to see nothing.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Teenage Love Triangle? Bt her, grandma, and the Wolf?

    by D.Vader

    That's sick! <p> Seriously, though, I'd guess "Grandma" and "Grandma's house" is now her best friend, and the Wolf is the boy that comes between them.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Catherine Hardwicke??

    by Series7

    Even the ass hats involved with Twilight knew she sucks and hired Chuck and Buck Suck and Fuck instead. <P> While former Mrs. Cameron (Kathryn Bigelow) can't even get a full release for her amazing film The Hurt Locker?...says the guy that is going to see The Hurt Locker for the first time this afternoon, who also said the same lame joke in another TB already.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Will the wolf

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    have glittery fur that sparkles in the moonlight?

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST


    by master_of_realty

    The definitive Red Riding Hood

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Expect this to be renamed FULLMOONLIGHT

    by palimpsest

    or some such shite. A COMPANY OF WOLVES remade chasing (a little too obviously) the TWILIGHT fans. And that's not fur that glitters. it'll be the dried semen of whatever exec thought this idea up, spooging themselves at the prospect of all that lovely money.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:49 a.m. CST

    This film will never be as great.....

    by donkey_lasher the Porn version.

  • Coincidence or conspiracy?

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    AVATAR will never be as good...

    by palimpsest the inevitable porn version.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Does anyone here ever say anything...

    by Azlam Orlandu

    ...that isn't negative or snide? Therefore are any of you worth listening to? And you've gotten worse over the years.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Azlam Orlandu

    by just pillow talk

    Since when was anyone here worth listening too?<p>Poopie head.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    Guess I'm the poopie head.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    didn't they do a modern teenage werewolf movie?

    by ufoclub1977

    Was it from the Scream guy? The best retelling is still.... drum roll please.... "Freeway" (with Witherspoon, Shields, and Sutherland)

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Yeah because BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE was such a smash hit

    by YackBacker

    Let's try that formula again!

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Hell yeah, ufoclub1977 . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . Sutherland in "Freeway" was the SHIT!

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    pillow talk has a point...

    by Azlam Orlandu

    ...but he's still a stupid buttface.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST


    by damiz707

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Azlam Orlandu

    by just pillow talk

    Ah-ah! You just recognized my point smelly pants!

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    I always thought what Apocalypse Now needed

    by IForgotAbout19

    Was a Gothic teenage love story.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Oh and more hip-hop, too.

    by IForgotAbout19

    Birthday Sex should've been in there SOMEHWERE, C'MON PEOPLE!

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Cool a full movie depicting the allegory for...

    by Roketopunch

    a girls first period and sex drive!

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    So it will suck is what you're saying?

    by andrew coleman

    Twilight made me hate life. I wish to not see one of her films if fantasy is involved.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Aren't all the original fables and fairytales at their

    by AlienDragQueen

    core Gothic? So it's not really a gothic retelling, just a return to the way it was meant to be told. A scary fucking morality tale where people actually fucking die.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    *takes gun and places it to temple*

    by TinSpider


  • Aug. 21, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Just call it "RED"

    by ThePilgrim

    The original title sounds lame.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Heres to hoping it's about a Live In Nurse who lives

    by ThePilgrim

    at the Grandmothers house. He just happens to be a castrated against his wishes hermaphrodite cross dresser who also just happens to be a werewolf. He falls in love with Red, but without a dick it's a love he can never have. The wolf wants her too, but it wants the flesh in much broader terms. The moons cycle is going full and the grandmother's becoming a seriously cranky bitch. <P> Come on now... A Crossdressing, Castrated, HermaphroWolf. You know you wanna see that!

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 3:30 p.m. CST

    It's getting to the point where Merrick's articles...

    by JackLucas

    Are fucking unable to be read. Who in the fuck gave this jackass a job? I really hope the stories of Harry not paying his writers shit are true because in this case it would be totally warranted.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    The Tree of Life

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Who the fuck cares when The Tree of Life- Is playing patty cake with your stinky butthole in 2009!

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    So she's ditching Hamlet with emile hirsche?

    by bbbbeeeennnn

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    I remember Estella Warren as Red in a perfume commercial

    by Meadowe

    I think it was perfume.....anyway when I think of LRRH I think of Estella Warren, and to a lesser extent Ellen Page in Hard Candy

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    oh, and hollywood execs you should make

    by Meadowe

    FABLES into a series of movies. Since it's based on fairy tales it's familiar (which we all know is a pre-requisite to be greenlit these days) and has a refreshing spin on the concept.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    What a fucking

    by Athleticyst


  • Aug. 21, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Teenage love triangle??? For fuck's sake!

    by Mr. Pricklepants

    Enough with this shit! Stop fucking pandering to those fucking retarded Twilight cunts! Fuck those whores! And fuck Twilight for fucking up vampires forever! Fuck!

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Zac Efron as the Wolf, Vanessa Hudgens as love rival

    by performingmonkey

    Kristen Stewart as Red Riding Hood.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Just call it.......Teen Wolf 3!!!!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 8 p.m. CST

    I really appreciate what they have done here..

    by MacReady452

    At least they have made it crystal clear that there is no reason for me to see this movie. What a turd pile of a recipe for shit.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    how the fuck

    by dopepope

    did Vampires, Demons and Werewolves get all caught up in teenage girly bullshit?

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    dopepope, blame it on : Laurell K Hamilton

    by Dingbatty

    Her basic plot is that her Mary-Sue heroine has sex with a different mythic creature in each book. Stephenie Meyer's series is the sexless, sexist, racist, Mormon version of Hamilton's books.<p>Also blame "Charmed," which bastardized entries from Bestiaries and folklore/mythology encyclopedias for each of its later episodes.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    At least Hamilton's shitty books have explicit

    by Dingbatty

    sex scenes in them.

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST

    typical TBers conveniently forget Hardwicke also made

    by white_vader

    a phenomenal teen movie called Thirteen (as well as the aforementioned Lords of Dogtown which was really good). And how disingenuous to blame her for Twighlight when you hate the idea of Twighlight ANYWAY?! Like I say, her previous resumé DOES prove she can direct teens/teen stories. And she's also a great production designer. You liked 3 Kings right? <p> Obviously there were shenanigans on Twighlight. And lo & behold they got Mr. Roll Over and do anything you want (because I want a career after stuffing up Golden Compass) Weitz for the second. Although they might have a fight on their hands with David Slade on for the third one. Good...

  • Aug. 21, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Dopepope, you really have to ask?

    by white_vader

    Think about the metaphors for 5 seconds, it's pretty obvious. Geez dude...

  • Aug. 22, 2009, 3:38 a.m. CST


    by Mr_Sinister

    I think FABLES is being developed for television. ABC, if I remember correctly. Google it and see.

  • Aug. 22, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    I nominate Shia Lebuff as Little Miss Riding Hood

    by RedJester

  • Aug. 22, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST


    by 0007

    It's gothic in the literary sense, but you probably already knew that.

  • Aug. 22, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST

    The Path

    by Kizeesh

    is the best version of Little Red Riding Hood I've seen in years and it's a PC game.

  • Aug. 22, 2009, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Red Riding Hood as a werewolf psycosexual drama movie

    by AsimovLives

    it has been made before: it's called Company Of wolves.

  • Aug. 22, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST


    by Bloo

    I've never seen a director slide as fast as I've seen Hardwicke...thirteen great...Lords of Dogtown really good...The Navity Story good...Twilight bad<P>and I don't mean just the story I mean it was poorly shot, poorly edited...bad effects...a totally rushed movie and it shows<P>I think Hardwicke CAN make a movie as great as thirteen again but she needs to settle down take her time and focus and make something personal to her like thirteen and Lords of Dogtwon were

  • Aug. 22, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    What has Twilight begat?

    by Rupee88

    It's probably going to spawn all kinds of crappy derivative films even worse than itself...hang on for the ride.

  • Aug. 22, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST


    by Rupee88

    Ok Thirteen did have some hot scenes in it...maybe that chick can direct some good stuff...the source material is the problem.

  • Aug. 22, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Remake of The Company of Wolves?

    by thevision

    Saw this flick again on cable a month ago, haven't seen it in over twenty years; special effects were primitive but Sarah Patterson as Rosaleen- YOWZAAA!

  • Aug. 23, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    white vader

    by 900LBGorilla

    Never saw a director fall that fast- How about Peter Jackson? <p> Fellowship Awesome, TT OK, Return of King kinda crappy (Most battle scenes with Legolas were borderline retarded) <p> And finally the pooper scooper of all crap - King Kong. Thank Goodness he is not directing the Hobbit. He's becoming Lucas-ian in his fall. Crap directing and just throwing as much CG onto the screen as possible so the dimwits can be dazzled by all the pretty movement.

  • Aug. 23, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    Have to cheq that out when I have the chance. Always think of Hugh Jackman as Bigby got obvious reasons.

  • Aug. 23, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    I meant "for obvious reasons"

    by Meadowe

    Bigby Wolf might be a star vehicle for someone, whether or not on the big or small screen.

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 1:34 a.m. CST

    you had me at "werewolf movie"

    by TheBaxter

    and lost me at "teenage love triangle"

  • Aug. 24, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST

    So a teenaged love story about architecture?

    by conspiracy

    I mean I love 12th century architecture as much as anyone, but I just don't see how they are going to make a movie based on it. Or perhaps they mean it will be done in the Gothic Language...that would be interesting, didn't know anyone spoke it anymore.