The second trailer for Catherine Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood has hit the web. While I like that it gave away more of the plot compared to the first trailer and more characters make appearances, it is one of those trailers that shows way too much. The graphics do not exactly look good in the trailer. The trailer also features a Nine Inch Nails song. The song’s lyrics work well with the whole wolf theme, but I don’t think it works well in the trailer. They are sure promoting the Twilight connection as well. A new poster has also been posted. I liked the first one better.
The cast includes Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez, Gary Oldman, Max Irons, Julie Christie, Lukas Haas, Billy Burke, Michael Shanks, and Michael Hogan. Official Synopsis:
From director Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight,” “Thirteen,” “Lords of Dogtown”) comes the romantic fantasy thriller “Red Riding Hood.”
The film features an ensemble cast, led by Amanda Seyfried (“Letters to Juliet,” “Mamma Mia!”) in the title role. The film also stars Gary Oldman (“The Dark Knight,” the “Harry Potter” films), Billy Burke (the “Twilight” films), Shiloh Fernandez (“Skateland”), Max Irons (“Dorian Gray”), Oscar® nominee Virginia Madsen (“Sideways”), and Oscar® winner Julie Christie (“Away from Her,” “Darling”).
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.
Red Riding Hood is in theatres March 11, 2011.