Now here's a trilogy of films that looks awesome! I really enjoy these kinds of stories, they are really suspenseful, and the fact it is based on a true story makes it that much more interesting. We have a great looking new poster and a trailer for the film to show you. It reminds me a little of David Fincher's Zodiac, which isn't a bad thing because I loved that movie.
The Red Riding Trilogy is a three-part, five-hour film that was adapted from British author David Peace's noir novels following the investigation into the Yorkshire Ripper killings in England in the seventies and eighties. Each film was helmed by a different director: 1974 is directed by Julian Jarrold (Brideshead Revisited), 1980 by James Marsh (Man on Wire), and 1983 by Anand Tucker (Hilary and Jackie, Leap Year).
Official story synopsis:
Sure to be one of the cinematic events of the year, RED RIDING is a mesmerizing neo-noir epic based on factual events and adapted for the screen by Tony Grisoni (FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS) from David Peace’s electrifying series of novels revolving around the manhunt for the “Yorkshire Ripper,” a serial killer who terrorized northwest England in the 1970s and ’80s. The three films are directed by three notable filmmakers—Julian Jarrold (BRIDESHEAD REVISITED), James Marsh (MAN ON WIRE) and Anand Tucker (SHOPGIRL). Each boasts a stellar British cast that includes Andrew Garfield (THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS), Sean Bean (LORD OF THE RINGS), Paddy Considine (DEAD MAN’S SHOES), Rebecca Hall (VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA), and Peter Mullan (TRAINSPOTTING). The RED RIDING TRILOGY screened at the Telluride and New York film festivals and will open in New York on Friday, February 5 at the IFC Center, with a national release to follow. It will simultaneously be available on IFC Films’ video on demand platform, available to over 50 million homes in all major markets.
After the film premiered at Telluride the film rights were bought by Columbia Pictures so they could remake the film. I hate how the film isn't even released yet, it's not in a foreign language, its got a great cast, and great directors and the film is already being looked at to be remade... that's not cool.
I hope this movie gets a US release date. The trailer below does a fantastic job representing all three films and gives you a good idea of what you are getting yourself into when you go out and see this movie.