Amanda Seyfried to play Hardwicke’s Red Riding Hood

Emma Rowley at Indie Movies Online
Amanda Seyfried is set to don a red hood and go skipping through the woods. According to the LA Times, the Jennifer’s Body star has signed up to play the lead in The Girl With The Red Riding Hood, a modern-day take on the Brothers Grimm tale.

The script, which was written by David Leslie Johnson (who also wrote the Vera Farmiga/Peter Sarsgaard horror, Orphan) has had a lot of industry and online buzz, and made the 2009 Black List. It’s a contemporary adaptation of the story, with what’s described as a gothic tone (what does that mean these days? Horror? An emo score? A live burial in a cellar?) and a love triangle at its heart.

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/Film UK – A Special Screening of Moon, An Alice in Wonderland Controversy Exclusive, and Much, Much More

by Brendon Connelly at Slash Films
Coming to you weekly from my vantage point in good old Blighty, it’s Slashfilm UK. Anglos and Anglophiles rejoice as every Friday I’ll be bringing you a round up of news, links and coverage specific to the motion picture comings and goings here in the UK. Sometimes we’ll be talking about films that have already played in the US, other times it will be films that won’t make it to the US for a good while yet, and from time to time you’ll read about films that will never make it to the US at all.

Vue and Odeon have removed all Wonderland posters and standees from their cinemas and have stopped playing the trailers.

Since then, Disney have negotiated terms with Cineworld, so the film is back on for at least some of us. Your 3D options are now Cineworld and IMAX, I believe – though any independents with a 3D screen that will play host to the picture, please do let me know – and there are still negotiations ongoing with Vue and Odeon, so fingers crossed.

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Bendis: I’m Not Writing Spider-Man Reboot

by Graeme McMillian at io9
Despite tweets and speculation to the contrary, Ultimate Spider-Man writer Brian Michael Bendis would like you all to know one thing: He’s really not involved with the writing of the Spider-Man movie reboot. Honest.

“[I] see quite a few web sites completely making stuff up that i never said or hinted at. i did not say i was now the writer of the movie. the movie has a writer and a damn good one. and as was just announced i am writing my own movie for universal based on my GN fire (on sale now ) all i said was i had an interesting morning over there in spidey land.”

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I’m excited about the Red Riding Hood movie. And I can see Amanda Seyfried doing it well.

Are you looking forward to Alice? What about Spiderman?