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08.20.2009
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Now that director Catherine Hardwicke got vampires out of her system with TWILIGHT, is she shifting her focus to wolves?

Hardwicke is currently considering the latest movie version of the Grimm fairy tale LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, which Leonardo DiCaprio's company is producing.

The project is only described as a "Gothic update" of the famous story, which followed a young crimson-caped girl and her encounter with a wolf in grandma's clothing. ORPHAN screenwriter David Leslie Johnson is working on the script.

On top of that, Hardwicke is considering 21 JUMP STREET, a feature remake of the Johnny Depp TV series that Jonah Hill (!!) is now developing. She's also working on a modernized adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET, with Emile Hirsch (INTO THE WILD, SPEED RACER) soliloquizing in iambic pentameter.

Extra Tidbit: Before her feature directing debut THIRTEEN, Hardwicke was a production designer on movies like TOMBSTONE, TANK GIRL and THREE KINGS.
Source: THR

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5:54PM on 08/21/2009

I think

The idea of a modernized Hamlet was the most disturbing part of this article... until I saw the name Emile Hirsch.

Call it a man-crush, a bro-ner or whatever else you'd like, but Hirsch is amazing. And if they did Hamlet a la Romeo and Juliet of the 90's I think it would earn him another go at the Spirit Awards.

At least it would give English teachers a new way to sell the play to their students, seeing most kids aren't really that into Branagh or Gibson anymore (or ever?).
The idea of a modernized Hamlet was the most disturbing part of this article... until I saw the name Emile Hirsch.

Call it a man-crush, a bro-ner or whatever else you'd like, but Hirsch is amazing. And if they did Hamlet a la Romeo and Juliet of the 90's I think it would earn him another go at the Spirit Awards.

At least it would give English teachers a new way to sell the play to their students, seeing most kids aren't really that into Branagh or Gibson anymore (or ever?).
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12:26AM on 08/21/2009
Almost surprised there aren't more fairy-tale based movies lately. And Red Riding Hood is one of the more disturbing ones. I'm curious though how they'll make a feature out of it. Will it be straight up or more like Neil Jordan's "In the Company of Wolves." Okay, probably not that trippy. But still, makes me wonder.

Also, even when fairy tales were a more common pool for films, there weren't too many Hansel & Gretel movies. And that's gotta be the one Grimm tale that's even more disturbing.
Almost surprised there aren't more fairy-tale based movies lately. And Red Riding Hood is one of the more disturbing ones. I'm curious though how they'll make a feature out of it. Will it be straight up or more like Neil Jordan's "In the Company of Wolves." Okay, probably not that trippy. But still, makes me wonder.

Also, even when fairy tales were a more common pool for films, there weren't too many Hansel & Gretel movies. And that's gotta be the one Grimm tale that's even more disturbing.
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