?Giant, dopey sea creatures? So 2009. Syfy is hard at work bringing you the newest trends in bad TV movies, and they know what’s next — needlessly dark versions of classic fairy tales. The channel has already started churning them out, but their biggest one comes next year when Felicia Day stars in Red.
Felicia Day, star of web videos The Guild and Joss
Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, who also
played “Vi” in the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
will portray a werewolf-hunting descendant of Little Red Riding Hood in
the new Syfy Saturday Original Movie,
Scheduled to premiere in 2011, Red is Syfy’s
latest re-imagining of classic fairy tales, legends and pop culture
characters. The new line of films launched with Beauty and
the Beasts: A Dark Tale, which starred Estella Warren, on February
Syfy, one of television’s most prolific producers of
original movies, is also developing films around the stories of
Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor and Hansel & Gretel, among other
In the action-packed Red, Red (Day) brings her
fianc? home, where he meets the family and learns about their business –
hunting werewolves. He’s skeptical until bitten by a werewolf. When
her family insists he must be killed, Red tries saving him.
Honestly, give Day’s fame with Dr. Horrible and The Guild, I wonder if making a Syfy movie isn’t actually a bit beneath her. I mean, Debbie Gibson starred in Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus, and the only reason she got that role is because she did a pictorial in Playboy and reminded people she existed. If Day’s happy, I’m happy, but I’m just sayin’ she shouldn’t sell herself short.