One Solid Weekend Means "Hoodwinked 2"

by | January 19, 2006 | Comments

Variety reports that the Weinsteins were so pleased with "Hoodwinked" and its opening weekend tally that they’ve decided to bankroll a sequel ASAP. It’ll be called "Hood vs. Evil," and it might just be the first sequel in a series.

"The Weinstein Co. and Kanbar Entertainment are going back to the drawing board together: Duo said Tuesday they’ll team on a sequel to their current CG-animated release "Hoodwinked," to be dubbed "Hood vs. Evil."

Harvey Weinstein said that this time around, the pic’s producers will double the budget to improve animation, and that he spoke to the pic’s lead, Anne Hathaway, about returning while at the Golden Globes over the weekend.

"Our whole marketing team rose to the occasion," said Harvey Weinstein about "Hoodwinked’s" perf. "For every rave, there was someone saying that the animation isn’t as great as Pixar, but the movie is funny and fun for kids and adults. We never would have been able to do this at Disney."

New installment in the franchise will find a teen Red training in a distant land with a mysterious, covert group called Sisters of the Hood. She is then called upon by Nicky Flippers — head of the Happily Ever After Agency — who teams her with the Wolf to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel. The character of Granny, and the rest of the "Hoodwinked" gang, also return and are joined by new characters."

Anyone else see "Hoodwinked" yet? I kinda liked it!