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Disney Reveals Teaser Trailer For Live-Action ‘Cinderella’ Movie

Disney has unveiled a teaser trailer the live-action Cinderella film adaptation.

The story is based on Charles Perrault’s beloved fairy tale. A release date has been scheduled for March 13, 2015.

Thor director Kenneth Branagh took the helm of this project. The cast includes Les Miserables actress Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother, Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden as Prince Charming, and Downton Abbey actress Lily James in the titular role.

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Disney Unveils Trailer for ‘Maleficient’

Disney has unveiled a teaser trailer for Maleficient.

The film stars Angelina Jolie in the title role and Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora. According to The Huffington Post, a release date has been scheduled for May 30, 2014.

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‘Red Riding Hood’ Film Adapted into Novel

Little Brown Books for Young Readers will publish a novel alongside director Catherine Hardwicke‘s upcoming film, Red Riding Hood.

The film (the trailer is embedded above) won’t be released until March, but the print book and enhanced eBook version will come out on January 25th. Hardwicke wrote an introduction to the novel and fans can download a bonus chapter on March 14th.

Here’s more from the release: “Debut author Sarah Blakley-Cartwright has crafted a lyrical thriller, adapting the movie’s story into a stunning stand-alone work that will have readers eagerly anticipating the film’s opening. Blakley-Cartwright wrote Red Riding Hood from a unique and coveted vantage point — she was on set every day with Hardwicke weaving in details from the world created for the film.”

Twilight Director Adapts Red Riding Hood

Catherine Hardwicke, the filmmaker who brought the first Twilight film to the big screen, has directed what appears to be a dark adaptation of Red Riding Hood. The trailer is embedded above.

David Johnson based his script on the Grimm Brothers‘ version of Little Red Riding Hood. Amanda Seyfried (star of the recent adaptation of Nicholas SparksDear John) stars alongside Gary Oldman (who co-starred in several Harry Potter films).

The tale of Little Red Riding Hood has existed for 700 years. The earliest known printed version was found in a 1697 story collection by French fantasy author Charles Perrault. The title in French is Le Petit Chaperon Rouge. (Via Ace Showbiz)