Your favorite children's folklore characters are about to go over to the dark side.

Red Riding Hood, Jack the Giant Killer and Hansel and Gretel will be out for blood when they discover the remains of Pinocchio in the upcoming 'Legends: The Enchanted.' The film is being developed by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment and Barry Levin's Radical Pictures, according to report on the Heat Vision blog. Your favorite children's folklore characters are about to go over to the dark side.

Red Riding Hood, Jack the Giant Killer and Hansel and Gretel will be out for blood when they discover the remains of Pinocchio in the upcoming 'Legends: The Enchanted.' The film is being developed by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment and Barry Levin's Radical Pictures, according to Heat Vision.

The three characters team up to find out who is killing the creatures of folklore. Red Riding Hood is a noted wolf-hunter in the story and they enlist the aid of Goldilocks, who has become a mercenary. Hansel and Gretel are now psychic exterminators.

No use for those bread crumbs, we suppose.

A writer or studio is not attached to the project at the moment. Nick Percival is the creator of 'Legends: The Enchanted,' which comes out this month from Radical Comics which is affiliated with Radical Pictures.

The success of Disney's 'Alice in Wonderland' has spurned interest in classic characters, according to the report. Disney is working on a new version of 'Sleeping Beauty' with the spotlight on evil queen Maleficent, and is developing a new 'Cinderella' with 'Devil Wears Prada' writer Aline Brosh McKenna. Several studios are working on 'Wizard of Oz' stories. Also, Persistent Entertainment and Pantry Films are teaming for a dark version of 'The Pied Piper.' and Brett Ratner is producing an edgy 'Snow White.'

These folklore characters always had a bit of a creepiness factor -- now it's become full blown.
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