Monday, February 7, 2011

Some More About the Three Upcoming Snow White Films...

Here's another article excerpt, this one more clearly describing the three different upcoming Snow White film adaptations. Which one interests you the most?

From Kristen Stewart to play Snow White in one of three upcoming adaptations:

[Snow White and the Huntsman] The story follows Snow White, banished by the queen, and the hunter, who becomes her mentor instead of following the queen's orders to kill her. It begins production this summer with plans to release December 21, 2012.

Also due in 2012, the two other versions of the Snow White story planned for release include The Brothers Grimm: Snow White and Snow and the Seven to be shot in 3D. Julia Roberts is in talks to portray the Evil Queen, according to New York Magazine's Vulture blog, and Natalie Portman is rumored to be sought as Snow White.

This "Grimm" storyline follows the original German tale from the 1800s, in which Snow White and the seven dwarfs battle with the Evil Queen as she destroys the kingdom. It will be directed by Tarsem Singh (Immortals).

Snow and the Seven will be set in 19th-century Hong Kong with seven monks (instead of dwarfs) offering refuge to Snow White, who discovers her destiny to conquer evil. It will be directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) and Yuen Woon-ping is on board as the martial arts choreographer.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know; these descriptions seem too short to point to any narrative differences--except the first one will probably be a romance. If there is martial arts in the last one, then that one will be the one I look for.

    But I want to know which "original" 19thc German tale has the dwarfs teaming up with Snow White to battle the queen. I don't remember that. Is there one?