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March 08 2010

Felicia Day is Red Riding Hood: Werewolf Hunter on SyFy in 2011. Syfy's plans to reimagine classic fairy tales into action movies continues with "Red". Felicia will play Red Riding Hood, who introduces her fiance to her family of werewolf hunters. When he gets bitten by a werewolf, she's torn between her duty and her love for him.

Nice!!!
This sounds cool!
I'm really happy for Felicia! ^^
O... M... G...


I'm gonna have to get cable within the next year. Felicia Day<3.
Great casting! I hope it has a good writer.
This could be a lot of fun if they do it right. Regardless, I will watch it.
This sounds amazing! :D
Part of me is overjoyed at this news but the rest is terrified considering how dire SyFy's other translations of the old fairy tales.
Felicia gets to pay some household bills! Looking forward to seeing her in this, full butt-kicking mode!
Sounds like Alice and Tin Man, which were updates themselves from SyFy recently which were amazing. VERY excited! ^^
I still need to find a way to watch SyFy's Alice, but this sounds great! Very happy for Felicia, she'll make a wonderful Red.
No idea what to make of this premise, but I'm definitely intrigued enough to tune in.
I hope it's as good as Mammoth.
Simon, I hope it's better than Gryphon.
I was hoping for Mega Vork Vs. Giant Zaboo, myself.
Weee! I can't but help feel like this was created with her in mind.. I know it's a continuation of a series.. but seriously, who else would play this role?
Simon, I hope it's better than Gryphon.


Is that the Tara d'Arc one? I haven't seen it. Though I did watch 15 minutes of the Adam Baldwin/Morena Baccarin movie before sanity re-entered my head.
I shall reserve judgment until I see it. I love Felica, but I have yet to watch a SyFy movie that was worth a darn. Perhaps this is a omen of things to come (as in, good things!).
It was the one with Amber Benson, and it was TERRIBLE. The special effects were bad even by Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie standards, and it was boring as shit. I haven't seen Mammoth or the Adam Baldwin/Morena Baccarin movie.

I shall reserve judgment until I see it. I love Felica, but I have yet to watch a SyFy movie that was worth a darn.
They're not MEANT to be worth a darn, but they can be very entertaining. Some of my favorites include Pterodactyl, Bloodsuckers, and Boa vs. Python.

[ edited by Polter-Cow on 2010-03-08 19:22 ]
At least she won't have to dye her hair for the role!
Yes I was just looking at the titles, Android Apocalypse and Bats: Human Harvest sound awesome. But if you want bad, watch Shark Attack 3: Megalodon. I lasted 30 minutes (damn you John Barrowman).
I think it'll be a fun watch. It could either be really good, or so bad that it's good!
I think some of the films ("Bats: Human Harvest," for instance) are *acquired* by Syfy, rather than produced by the channel. I know Syfy acquired something called "Mega-Shark Vs. Giant Octopus" that was everything you'd expect and then some. It was apparently a huge hit for its DVD distributor (by that small company's definition of "huge hit" -- perspective is everything). I did watch the whole thing. I am sure entire areas of my brain will never recover. The actual made-by-Syfy productions have a certain look and feel to them.
Great news for Felicia, I'm so happy for her. This is a woman who has miles and miles of talent and charm and it's about time someone cast her in something. I'll watch it with bells on and pray it's kick-ass, and hope it leads to more roles for her. (And that those roles don't interfere with the wonderful and hopefully eventually ongoing Guild comic.)
I think it'll be a fun watch. It could either be really good, or so bad that it's good!


Beware! XKCD points out other possibilities
Very excited for Felicia. When rumours started a week ago that she would be filming in Canada, there was a fair bit of speculation among Guild fans, and some sleuthing eventually revealed it was RED. Glad it's finally official.

Vancouver fans had hoped she might be coming here, but so far it looks like this is a Toronto production.

BTW, Felicia fans should check out this terrific 80-minute interview she did last May with Kevin Pollak. Most fans missed it when it streamed live, but months later it was quietly posted to YouTube where it's been sitting largely undiscovered.
Nah, I really don't care for Syfy's anti-wildlife movies. If this movie were about the werewolfs fight for survival (like what is currently happening to our real wolfs) and man is the villain (like in real life), then I would watch it.
I know... it is a fairy tale, but still....
I think it'll be a fun watch. It could either be really good, or so bad that it's good!

Yeah, i'm with jclemens and xkcd on this one. People say this pretty often about Sci-Fi originals but by and large, they end up just being bad bad, handily passing straight through "so bad it's good" without even touching the sides. I'll still probably watch it though cos it's Felicia and cos you never know (though you can be 99.999% sure ;). Happy she's raising her profile and putting food on the table though, eating (and 'eating for that matter) just never gets old.

(obviously i'm excluding "Mammoth" from this comment. For mightily do I fear the wrath of Simon)
Little Green Kid, well, "High Plains Invaders" was anti-giant alien robots and "Headless Horseman" was anti-Satanist villagers, so they're not anti-wildlife. Since werewolves are generally humans who have encountered a curse, I don't know that they count as "wildlife" -- most movie werewolves walk on two legs and couldn't be mistaken for real wolves by anyone ("Twilight" werewolves excluded). I do take your point, though -- I didn't see "Frozen" once I found out the "bad guys" were wolves (not one recorded attack on humans in North America in over a century and ... oh, auggh).
People say this pretty often about Sci-Fi originals but by and large, they end up just being bad bad, handily passing straight through "so bad it's good" without even touching the sides.

Yeah, my reaction to this news was pretty much LOL. No offense to Felicia, it doesn't sound as bad as some of the other ones and I'm sure I'll watch it anyway. Because I'm a sucker and sat through Mammoth and the Adam/Morena movie. I think Jewel got a bit offended by the reaction to Mothman. But...it's called Mothman. These movies just have a horrible reputation. Nothing personal. Who knows, it could be good.
"I hope it's as good as Mammoth."

Ha! Excellent! :)
Well, if it is trying to grow on "Alice" I have high hopes for it!! Very excited for Felicia :) Hope it doesn't suck!
(obviously i'm excluding "Mammoth" from this comment. For mightily do I fear the wrath of Simon)

When you're a decent actor and faced with being in a movie that's going to suck, you've got two options: Do your best to play it straight like a good actor (Adam Baldwin and Morena Baccarin in Sands of Oblivion) or accept the fact that the project sucks and just have as much fun with it as you can (Vincent Ventresca, Summer Glau, and Tom Skerrit in Mammoth.)
Hopefully this upcoming one will be more like the latter.
Vancouver fans had hoped she might be coming here, but so far it looks like this is a Toronto production.

This Toronto fan enjoys the possibility of running into her downtown (as she did with Nick Brendon and another SciFi production.)
Redeem, was it the one with the fire-dragons from the sun ?
Currently she stars in the web series The Guild, which she created, writes and stars in.

A bit redundantly phrased.

Looks like a cool project, though; I'll see it once it gets to be on the interwebz somewhere.
How was the Alice one? (And who starred in that one? I don't remember the title.) Anyway, at the very least this means Felicia is roughly on the plane of Zooey Deschanel (I only watched about the middle hour of the Tin Man one though so I'm not sure how it really was in terms of quality).

Granted, maybe this being their third or fourth effort they realized the concept is strong enough they don't need to get someone remotely recognizable to the world at large but hey, I'm pretty sure at least she gets to be on all the promotional posters.
Well, it's Sci-Fi so I guess it's not really aimed at the world at large but at sci-fi fans in particular (among whom Felicia is pretty well known i'd say). When the rest of the Whedon peeps did their Sci-Fi originals most of them weren't well known outside of SF&F fandom either, maybe they'd rather have the dedicated virally connected fanbase within their core demo than a better known mainstream name ?

(and 'Alice' was apparently played by Caterina Scorsone, who i've never heard of. Though there were some very recognisable names in the rest of the cast - Harry Dean Stanton, Kathy Bates, Tim Curry to name a few)
Syfy generally puts a little more love into its miniseries (the four- and six-hour ones) than it does its Saturday night horror fare.
I'm surprised nobody picked up on the similarity to a certain show where Ms. Day got her start.

You know, a show where a powerful young woman whose goal in life is to hunt some mythical creature finds herself in love with one of those creatures?
Saje/Jclemens, you're probably right. So long as I get a chuckle or a, "Woah, that was neat" out of it I should be happy, though.
Yep, I reckon that'd put you ahead of the game Cecil, here's hoping ;).
So is the consensus then that this TV-movie could well represent a significant step down in entertainment value from Felicia's webseries? 'Cause that's actually a pretty nice testament to her accomplishments.
Redeem, was it the one with the fire-dragons from the sun ?

I think so. I tried watching it at a friend's place once, but I didn't get very far. Which was too bad, because I love Nicky.
redeem147 It was written by Shatner - what do you expect? Joss he ain't. cc: Kris I admit - I recorded it & have rewatched it on more than one occasion. I guess I like schlock.

Simon, Polter-Cow Aww, c'mon! Am I really the only one who liked "Griffin"? Yeah, it wasn't spectacular. And, yes, the title beast left a lot to be desired animation-wise. (Gotta love the actors ducking and running from...nothing.) And, ok, the dialogue was pretty darn cheesy most of the time, and the plot seemed like it was only half-cooked. But...umm...wait. Those are pretty good arguments against liking it.

But I'm stubborn. I like the spirit of the movie, if not the actual production itself. Amber did the best she could with a really smelly script - there were moments (When she wasn't visibly trying not to laugh) where you totally bought her as the haggard princess.

And besides, Larry Drake as the evil wizard who has two totally bodacious bikini-clad witches fawning all over him is just so deliciously ludicrous.

Then again, I like Sleepy Hollow, Van Helsing & League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
If it starts filming soon and it is here in Toronto it's gonna get kind of confusing with Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman already filming a spy-thriller called Red!
ShadowQuest, there's nothin' wrong with Sleepy Hollow (it was kinda, well, hollow, but the acting was fine and the visuals were darkly sumptuous). Van Helsing, at least, had Hugh Jackman and probably the best CGI werewolf transformations and renderings that I've seen so far, IMO (if I recall, an episode of Dr. Who that I saw clips of featured the only other time I've been impressed by CGI lycanthrope).

Never got around to seeing League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, one of the few comic-to-big-screen adaptations I missed. Peta Wilson (La Femme Nikita TV series) is in it, plus Sean Connery (and I can't remember who else aside from Shane West and possibly Stuart Townsend), so I was kinda determined to see it for a while just for them, but now it's been too long and I can't be bothered to rent it.

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