NEW YORK — It was no accident that the carpet wasn’t red at Monday’s world preem of “The Village” — revelers entered Brooklyn’s Prospect Park via golden turf.
Disney also told invitees not to wear the color that in the film attracts the villainous “those we do not speak of.” Sigourney Weaver just barely steered clear of danger in a salmon dress and shawl with lipstick to match, but Adrien Brody broke the code altogether by sporting a red tie.
“‘Cause I have a sense of humor,” he explained.
“Red makes you kind of agitated,” said scribe-helmer M. Night Shyamalan, who also toys with the color in “The Sixth Sense.” “It’s a physical reaction.”
The golden path led preemgoers to a faux 1897 hamlet, where revelers enjoyed pot roast and fruit cobbler before ambling down a woodsy trail lit only by the lanterns of yellow cloaked guides. In the clearing, a screen marked with a giant streak of blood awaited.
“Popcorn and soda to your right!” shouted one worker to break the mood.
Other celebs shlepping to the outer borough included newly minted film star Bryce Dallas Howard, returning to Flatbush Avenue after living there a bit while at NYU, plus Disney’s Michael Eisner, Dick Cook and Oren Aviv. Producer Scott Rudin and pic’s Joaquin Phoenix, William Hurt and Judy Greer; plus Tina Fey, Patricia Clarkson, Edie Falco, John Turturro, Phylicia Rashad and Julia Stiles.