Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is in final negotiations to direct a film called The Girl with the Red Riding Hood for Warner Brothers, which is described as a reboot of classic fairy-tale Little Red Riding Hood, which the studio is developing with Leonard DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way, according to THR.
According to the report, she’s also in early talks with Sony to helm the long-in-development feature film version of the cult teen cop series 21 Jump Street, although from the wording of the post, Jump Street is more of a long-shot.
Taking on ‘Hood’ and ‘Jump Street’ could also create a scheduling issue if both go before cameras next year, which could be the case since they are priorities for each studio. Plus, Hardwicke is also atached to helm a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, with Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) headlining for Overture. That film could shoot later this year or early next.
The Girl with the Red Riding Hood is expected to be a Gothic update on the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, about a young girl who encounters the nasty wolf on her way to grandma’s house, with David Leslie Johnson (Orphan) writing the script.
The Stephen J. Cannell series 21 Jump Street is being rewritten by actor/comedian Jonah Hill (Funny People) as a possible starring vehicle, and will apparently be an action-heavy take on the Fox TV series. The original show – which launched the career of Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson Peete – centered on a group of twenty-something policemen and women, who looked young enough to go undercover in high schools and colleges. Neil Moritz is producing that project for Sony.
Take a stroll down memory lane with the 21 Jump Street clips below.