red riding hood twilightCatherine Hardwicke, director of the original 'Twilight' foray into film, had a new movie hit over the weekend: 'Red Riding Hood' starring Amanda Seyfried. Now Monika Bartyzel at Moviefone suspects there's more than a bit of similarity between the two projects:

The lights dim, and after the usual litany of company banners, a camera sweeps over a gorgeous, mountainous landscape. The viewer is immediately thrust into a world that's not metropolitan; this is the look of a nearly untouched terrain of trees. In voice-over, a young girl outlines the particular details of this setting and story before we're greeted by her younger self and her best boy friend. Together, they fling-fall themselves into the grass of a lush, flower-ridden meadow. They're bound by the hunt, but just bunnies, not the werewolves who lurk nearby.

Mix in a few more ingredients like sparkly vampires and melancholy lethargy and this would be the world of 'The Twilight Saga.' But it's not -- it's Catherine Hardwicke's latest, 'Red Riding Hood.' Read on.