Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way production company plans to develop a Gothic reimagining of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ with screenwriter David Leslie Johnson (Orphan). I’m personally relieved by this news — even though DiCaprio won’t actually appear in the movie and we don’t know when it’ll actually happen — because the most prominent on-screen adaptation of “Little Red Riding Hood” in my head is STILL Little Red Riding Cookie, from Sesame Street‘s esteemed Monsterpiece Theater. (This was a little more my speed in the ’80s than The Company of Wolves.) Therefore, my misconceptions of the original fairy tale ranged from “None of the characters possess the ability to employ basic grammar,” to “There is no wolf,” to “The entire story centers around cookies.”
Would you go see a Gothic Little Red Riding Hood?