More about the Snow White films on the horizon. From DiCaprio to Play a Serial Killer and Tarsem to Tackle 'Snow White' by Brad Brevet:
The other story has Tarsem Singh (The Fall) directing an untitled feature based on the Brothers Grimm's classic fairy tale "Snow White" for Relativity Media. This isn't to be confused with Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman which was recently confirmed for a December 21, 2012 release date with rumors Johnny Depp and Tom Hardy are both in contention for the lead role with Charlize Theron rumored to play Snow.
Nope, this is a completely different movie and described by The Wrap as looking to "enchant family audiences." The story follows Snow White as she teams up with a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarves to save her late father's kingdom from her evil stepmother.
Comparatively, Hunstman is said to feature an expanded role for the Huntsman who is ordered to take Snow White into the woods and kill her. Instead, he lets her go and he becomes something of a mentor, teaching her to fight and survive.
Tarsem's film is expected to begin production in March and while Relativity is reportedly interested in Natalie Portman for the lead role, Singh is said to prefer casting an unknown and going down the same path Tim Burton chose when he cast Mia Wasikowska in Alice in Wonderland.
And from Exclusive: Tarsem Singh to Direct Relativity's 3D 'Snow White' by Jeff Sneider:
Disney is also developing "Snow White and the Seven," which features the dwarves as Shaolin monks, though that one is further away from the big screen than the other two projects.
Tarsem made his name directing commercial spots for Nike, Levi's, Coca-Cola and Miller Brew Co. His next picture is Relativity's "The Immortals," which stars Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto and Luke Evans. Universal is set to release the action fantasy film on Nov. 11, 2011. Tarsem also served as the second unit director in India on David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
And many news sources are now reporting that Johnny Depp is signed for Snow White and the Huntsman.