The Red Riding Trilogy is a series of modern noir films, each helmed by a different director and each taking place in a different year. They follow a “a serial killer who terrorized northwest England in the 1970s and ’80s.” The first is directed by Julian Jarrold (Brideshead Revisited), second by James Marsh (Man on Wire) and the final film by Anand Tucker (Shopgirl and Leap Year, released today). Ridley Scott has already picked up the rights for a US remake. Check out the trailer below via Bloody Disgusting or over at Apple in HD.

Plot: Sure to be one of the cinematic events of the year, RED RIDING is a mesmerizing neo-noir epic based on factual events and adapted for the screen by Tony Grisoni (FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS) from David Peace’s electrifying series of novels revolving around the manhunt for the “Yorkshire Ripper,” a serial killer who terrorized northwest England in the 1970s and ’80s. The three films are directed by three notable filmmakers—Julian Jarrold (BRIDESHEAD REVISITED), James Marsh (MAN ON WIRE) and Anand Tucker (SHOPGIRL). Each boasts a stellar British cast that includes Andrew Garfield (THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS), Sean Bean (LORD OF THE RINGS), Paddy Considine (DEAD MAN’S SHOES), Rebecca Hall (VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA), and Peter Mullan (TRAINSPOTTING). The RED RIDING TRILOGY screened at the Telluride and New York film festivals and will open in New York on Friday, February 5 at the IFC Center, with a national release to follow. It will simultaneously be available on IFC Films’ video on demand platform, available to over 50 million homes in all major markets.

Vulture has premiered the poster below.

Red Riding hits theaters February 5th, 2010 via IFC for those who live in a larger city.

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