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, Red.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.
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 27.
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 projects.In the action-packed Red, Red (Day) brings her fiancé 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.