One of our favourite stories from childhood, Red Riding Hood, has once again been turned into a film and it’s looking pretty promising.

The trailer for the film, which stars Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman, made it’s way online yesterday and the reaction has been pretty positive so far.

It is directed by Catherine Hardwicke, the lady behind Twilight and Thirteen. Twilight had the biggest opening ever for a female director, and rightly so as she did an excellent job of turning the first Stephanie Meyer book into a film. Unfortunately, she wasn’t asked back to direct the sequel.

Not that that matters though, as she has got the chance to try new things, such as a supernatural version of Hamlet with Emile Hirsch, and of course, Red Riding Hood.

Red Riding Hood isn’t your average fairytale version of the story, in fact, is it billed as a horror. It is about a medieval village which is haunted by a werewolf. At the same time a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, which really upsets her family.

The film also stars Virginia Madsen, Billy Burke and Julie Christie.

The trailer definitely has a Twilight feel to it and is visually stunning. Take a look at trailer and let us know what you think.

Red Riding Hood will be in UK cinemas from April 15th 2011

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