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This guy is quite the pretty boy. Director Fede Alvarez has gone through plenty of young actors wiling to get killed on film and, according to Variety’s Justin Kroll, our pretty boy Shiloh Fernandez is the chosen one.

Fernandez, who recently starred in the dark fantasy film Red Riding Hood, has been reported to be playing David, the brother to the female lead, Mia in FilmDistrict and Mandate’s Evil Dead reboot. And with Lily Collins dropping out due to reported “schedule issues” two weeks ago, this leaves Fernandez without a female lead to co-star alongside him. Bummer.

As we’ve previously reported, the Evil Dead will not be a complete re-telling of the Sam Raimi/Bruce Campbell franchise. Rather it will be a combination of new and old material. Instead of just heading out into a remote cabin in the woods like they do in the original, David and his friends drag Mia, David’s drug abusing sister, to a remote hideaway in hopes of getting her to detox. Naturally, things turn to hell as one friend discovers the fabled Necronomicon and unwittingly releases unimaginable evil on the group. Is it all just everyone’s imagination or is something sinister intent on picking off everyone one by one?

With Mia being the Ash-like character in the movie, that leaves David to be the proverbial female in distress. Let’s hope he doesn’t run into the woods alone. We all know how that ends.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Welcome bastards to another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS.

Here we are with another week of DVD/Blu-ray release and yeah… How about them movies? We got three of them for you to check out to see if they are worth your time & money. As always, we got the Old is New and TV Release section that are filled with a few goodies for you to check out.

So click on the Read More button to see what came out and see if there’s anything you want to watch!

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(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)

Everyone remembers the story of Red Riding Hood, a young girl who delivers a basket of goodies to her grandmother. On her way she encounters a wolf that sneaks ahead, kills her grandmother and dresses in her clothing in order to trick Red and eat her (An average night at the house of Bungay). In the original fairy tale she is eaten and saved, unharmed along with her grandmother, by a passing hunter. Well, Warner Bros. is retelling the tale with a lot more sex and violence.

“Valerie is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), yet arranged by her parents to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose one another, Valerie and Peter are plan to run away together until Valerie’s older sister is killed by a werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. The people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call upon Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), famed werewolf hunter, to help them kill the wolf. But with Solomon’s arrival brings unintended consequences. As the death toll rises Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast–one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect…and bait.”

In this remake of the original fairy tale director Catherine Hardwicke has introduced a very dark tone to the mythos of young Red Riding Hood, renamed Valerie for the film. He’s a brief synopsis of the paranormal romance:

and here’s the trailer for all to enjoy:

OK, we promised sexy, but all you got was romance. Call us liars, but I think you can agree this not the story your mother would tell you before bed now is it? An interesting take on the story of of old indeed, but if the trailer doesn’t sell you may we remind you of 2 possible saving graces. 1. Gary Oldman, the guy can do no wrong. 2. Amanda Seyfried. A.K.A. hot piece of ass, nuff said.

Red Riding Hood makes it to grandma’s house March 11, 2011

Fairy tales today are thought of as warm, fuzzy stories, but when the Brothers Grimm and others penned them centuries ago, they were disturbing works. Death. Cannibalism. Slavery. Rape. These are themes that are far too ghastly for Disney and their pink Princess machine.

Of course, society tends to aim for pleasing the dumbest of its citizens, so our fairy tales and nursery rhymes have been diluted and completely rewritten and retold over the years. Below, check out a few versions of the timeless tales that aren’t quite so sanitized as well as one that is.

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