Writer David Leslie Johnson is developing a Gothic re-imagining of Little Red Riding Hood, for the Appian Way production company. The company working under the banner of Warner Bros. worked with Johnson on Orphan, which has grossed $30 million in less that two weeks.
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The story made famous by the Brothers Grimm, about a girl off to see grandma through the woods, will get a gothier adaptation via an older oral version of the tale dating back to the Middle Ages.
Versions of the tale include Werewolves and Red being eaten without a happy ending. Suggested reading: Charles Perrault.