Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way is developing a gothic reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood. David Leslie Johnson, Frank Daabont’s former assistant and screenwriter of the recently cult horror film Orphan, has been to pen the script (/Film).
Mixed feelings swirl around me as I take in the news. I have seen:
- a noir Little Red Riding Hood
- dark fantasy Little Red Riding Hood
- surreal Little Red Riding Hood
- comedy Little Red Riding Hood
The idea of a Gothic one makes me giggle. If they do this, the theme song should be Glass House by Christian Death.
My biggest concern is that Leonardo DiCaprio is involved. I am not a fan of his or his companies work, but I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.