That’s right the popular children’s fairy tale written by the Grimm brothers is getting a new gothic reimaging. According to Vanity fair Leonardo DiCaprio’s production house Appian Way is teaming with the screenwriter David Leslie Johnson of the newly released horror movie Orpan to recreate a gothic slant to the Red Riding Hood tale.
The fairy tale can be traced back to the 14th century in stories told to children with the first written version told in the 17th century. Little Red riding hood was a story told for generations throughout the middle ages as a dark tale that was likely a precautionary story made up to keep kids from wandering off into the woods. There have been many versions and adaptations of Red Riding Hood over the years with happier endings such as the woodcutter saving little red riding hood.
It will be interesting to see how gothic Appian way and David Leslie Johnson can take Little Red Riding Hood.