August 5, 2009
Variety reports that the screenwriter of the "Orphan" has put together a gothic retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood," and the film is being produced by Leo DiCaprio's Appian Way.
As reported in Variety:
Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way banner is developing a Gothic reimagining of "Little Red Riding Hood" with screenwriter David Leslie Johnson.
The Warner Bros.-based banner partnered with Johnson on horror pic "Orphan," which has grossed $28 million in its first 11 days.
The "Red Riding Hood" project's been developed internally at Appian Way but isn't being positioned as a possible acting vehicle for DiCaprio.
A short horror film based on the fairy tale has already been produced. It will be interesting to see how Johnson retells the story. Given the success of "Orphan," this film will likely make it to theaters.
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