March 11th, 2010
What’s Up With All the Little Red Riding Hood Films?

In the past few weeks I’ve read about three different Little Red Riding Hood projects. Two of them are upcoming films set to release next year and the third is a graphic novel called Red. I have a friend who told me that everything I’ve written to date has been two years ahead of whatever hot trend develops. I laughed the first time she said it, then I actually gave it some thought. And you know what? She’s right. I wrote my first werewolf book in 2001. They started hitting a couple of years later. I wrote my Atlantean’s in 2002/03. Two years after that they started taking off in popularity. I wrote Red in 2005/06. It came out in 2008 and now suddenly Little Red Riding Hood is gaining in popularity. Hmm…

On the one hand, I think it’s cool that I seem to be able to predict upcoming trends ahead of time without trying. On the other, that uncanny ability guarantees that I miss those same trends each and every time. I’m not quite sure what to do about that or if there’s anything I can do, since it’s blatantly obvious that I’m not following trends. I guess there is one bright side, I do own the film and sub-rights for my Dead World series. If Hollywood comes looking for more Little Red Riding Hood material, I got them covered. 😉

8 comments to “What’s Up With All the Little Red Riding Hood Films?”

  1. I’m sure yours would be better than what those lamos in Hollywood come up with. They haven’t had much in the way of original thought in decades with very few exceptions. 🙂

  2. Bernard, Thank you. Yeah, they do seem to be in a remake rut, don’t they?

  3. Keep marching to the beat of your own drummer…I hate trends, rarely get on board them even when I like them, and while I’ll read an author based on a recommendation I only stay with that author if I like them.

  4. Oh and I’m not touching on the movie thing…I’ve been rolling my eyes at the choices out there for years!

  5. J, maybe the trick is to sit on them for 2 years, then sell?

  6. Sherri, Well there’s no worries there. I’m always ahead of them. *ggg*

    Like you, I follow authors, not genres.

  7. Sherri, The movie situation is pretty sad, isn’t it?

  8. Charli, LOL, at this rate, that will be easy. 😉