Know Your In-Development Snow White Projects: A Movieline Guide
The past few weeks have been filled with Snow White casting announcements. Some were surprising (Lily Collins as the fairest of them all), others were oddly satisfying (Armie Hammer as the Prince), and all of them were hard to keep track of -- if only because Hollywood is not just regurgitating the Grimm fairy tale once next year, but twice. Ahead, Movieline distinguishes the Snow White projects once and for all.
The Brothers Grimm: Snow White (Relativity Media)
Snow White and the Huntsman (Universal Pictures)
The Brothers Grimm: Snow White: Tarsem Singh, a renowned commercial director (and possible honey badger) also responsible for helming The Cell and the upcoming Immortals.
Snow White and the Huntsman: Rupert Sanders, an equally renowned British commercial director who will cross into film with this project.
The Brothers Grimm: Snow White:
Snow White: Lily Collins
Prince Andrew Alcott: Armie Hammer
Evil Queen: Julia Roberts
Huntsman: Not yet cast
Snow White and the Huntsman
Snow White: Kristen Stewart
Prince Charmant: Not yet cast
Evil Queen: Charlize Theron
Huntsman: Hugh Jackman is reportedly at the top of Universal's list to replace "Viggo Mortensen
The Brothers Grimm: Snow White: "A dark twist on the classic fairy tale, in which Snow White and the seven dwarfs look to reclaim their destroyed kingdom." [IMDb]
Snow White and the Huntsman: "A huntsman is ordered to take Snow White into the woods and kill her but instead he chooses to let her go and the two are evidently chained together for part of the movie as they make their escape." [IMDb]
The Brothers Grimm: Snow White: "Not your grandfather's Snow White. [...] Ours is edgy and there is more comedy. [...] The original, made for its time, was soft compared to what we're going to do." -- Brett Ratner, producer on the project
Snow White and the Huntsman: American fantasy adventure film from Evan Daugherty's 2010 Blacklist-ed script.
Scheduled Release Dates
The Brothers Grimm: Snow White: June 29, 2012
Snow White and the Huntsman: December 21, 2012
And if the above films don't satisfy your Snow White curiosities, the fairest heroine of them all will return in 2013 to learn kung fu in Disney's Snow and the Seven project. Natalie Portman was interested in the live action film, which would feature her as "an Englishwoman who goes to Hong Kong for her father's funeral -- where she realizes that her evil stepmother is out to get her." Instead of meeting dwarfs, she meets seven warriors who teach her self-defense skills. Obviously.
So what do you think? Will Snow White be to 2012 and 2013 what friends with benefits were to 2011?