Michael Shanks's "Red Riding Hood" Opens Tonight (March 11)

Tonight (March 11), fans of Stargate star Michael Shanks can see him in Red Riding Hood as the new film opens in US theaters!

Directed by Twilight‘s Catherine Hardwicke, this movie is a “gothic retelling” of the classic tale. The new film isn’t a true representation of the tale, since “Little Red Riding Hood” is now a young woman, Valerie, who’s caught between the love of two young men, but at least, as Shanks put it in a red-carpet interview posted at USA Today, “There’s a grandmother!”

Shanks plays Adrien Lazar, the father of one of Valerie’s suitors, Henry, who is played by Max Irons (son of actor Jeremy Irons). A video interview of Irons and Shanks can be found at About.com.

MSOL has a gallery of images of Shanks and his daughter Tatiana (her mother is Vaitiare Bandera, Stargate SG-1‘s Sha’re, Daniel Jackson’s Abydonian wife) as they attended the Hollywood premiere on March 7.

Embedded below is the movie’s main trailer, but Shanks cannot be seen in it; you’ll have to wait to see him in the actual movie itself!