Movie News: Red Riding Hood opens March 11
It looks as if wolves, or more to the point, werewolves, are making a comeback. We told you about the new Teen Wolf series coming out. Now you can also look forward to Red Riding Hood.
You might ask, why does this qualify as something of interest to Furries? There are a growing number of Furries who belong to subgroups known as Weres, Lycans and Therians. These Furries have an intense interest in “werewolves” or other were-animals, and shape shifting. Since these movies and tv shows delve into characters that are “Weres”, that qualifies them as of interest and news worthy.
In “Red Riding Hood,” Amanda 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.
- Amanda Seyfried as Valerie
- Virginia Madsen as Suzette
- Billy Burke as Cesaire
- Julie Christie as Grandmother
- Gary Oldman as Father Solomon
- Michael Shanks as Adrien Lazar
- Quentin Bates as Henri Lazar
- Christine Willes as Madame Lazar
- Shiloh Fernandez as Peter
- Max Irons as Henry
- Michael Hogan as The Reeve
- Lukas Haas as Father August