Amanda Seyfried: Red Riding Hood is edgy
The actress, who is taking on the title role, said that the classic version is just the "jumping-off point" for the film.
Speaking to MTV, she added: "[Director] Catherine Hardwicke has just completely turned this story into something edgy and gothic and dark, and she's clearly somebody that's very capable of turning something, everything, into an extraordinary world, as we've seen before."
Fans will be surprised at the scary elements in the film, the Mean Girls star said, adding that any preconceptions the audience hold should be thrown "out the door".
Seyfried, who was recently been seen in Dear John and Letters to Juliet, also revealed that Red Riding Hood features a romance, which isn't seen in the original story.
The film, which also stars Gary Oldman, Lukas Haas, Julie Christie, Michael Shanks and Billy Burke, is due for release in 2011.