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Some Familiar Fairy Tales Getting a Facelift from Syfy

Some Familiar Fairy Tales Getting a Facelift from SyfyIf you’ve been thinking that the old staple movie-of-the-week is dying a slow death nowadays, think again because Syfy is keeping the tradition alive via its Saturday night made-for-TV movies. And things are about to get even more interesting as the network preps five titles that give a contemporary twist on classic fairy tales.

According to The Hollywood Reporter up first is Beauty and the Beast on February 27th, which will be followed with Hansel & Gretel (years after escaping the witch in the haunted forest, Hansel returns seeking revenge) [and] Little Red Riding Hood (a descendant of Little Red discovers her family secretly hunts werewolves).

“It’s exciting to take a treasured brand and put our own sideways spin on it,” said Thomas Vitale, executive vp programming and original movies at Syfy. “By turning familiar timeless stories inside out, we’re creating an entertaining new genre for our popular Saturday night movie franchise.”

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