Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Leonardo DiCaprio Envisions A Gothic Little Red Riding Hood For Warner Bros

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Variety

If you have been reading Monster Island News over the past couple of days, you may be convinced that the site is becoming a strictly 'Scream Queen' and sexy 'Gothic' girl news site, but I assure you that is not the case. Like I've said before, it seems like one type of story surfaces, about a zillion others just like it follow suite. These things always come in bunches.

I'll have plenty of other news stories about sci fi and monsters real soon....I promise.

Or...do you really care?

Anyway, producer Leonardo DiCaprio has just hired writer David Leslie Johnson to develop a modern 'Gothic' twist on the classic Grimm fairy tale, "Little Red Riding Hood" for his company Appian Way.

It can be assumed that after the success of "Orphan", another Appian production produced by DiCaprio, and penned by Johnson, Warner Bros will be quick to 'green-light' the production.

As everyone knows, "Little Red Riding Hood" is the story about a young girl who discovers that her sick grandmother has been replaced by a wolf who wants to have her for lunch.

It's interesting to note that though the fairy tale was published by the Brothers Grimm in the 19th century, the story itself actually dates back to Middle Ages, were it took on a much darker tone. Some versions actually involved a werewolf as apposed to a standard every-day wolf.

That may explain why the wolf in the story can talk?

It isn't known if this modern version of the story will involve a werewolf or not, but my money is on it.

1 comment:

  1. As a daily visitor and frequent commenter, I'm cool with all the indie scream queen coverage. Your "mission statement" says this is a page for the fans, and most fans love hot chicks in cool genre projects. You still cover a lot of "non-scream queen" stuff, too, and as long as you continue to do so, there's no reason not to keep us updated on our favorite indie babes.

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