"Water For Elephants" Director Francis Lawrence Also Set To Make A "Snow White" Movie

 

With the news that Kristen Stewart has been offered the role of Snow White in the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman come details of other film adaptations of the fairy tale.

 

Viggo Mortensen (On The Road) is in negotiations for the role of the huntsman and Charlize Theron (Hancock) is expected to sign on as the Evil Queen.

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.

It appears none of the films will resemble the animated Disney classic with the seven dwarfs from Happy and Sneezy to Doc and an Evil Queen's magic mirror. Similiarly, The Wizard of Oz is currently being considered for a couple of different reboots.

 

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Interesting... Our KStew seems to be setting some trends!

 

My favorite "Snow White" reboot is 1997's "Snow White: A Tale Of Terror" which stars Sigourney Weaver.

 

 

 

 

 

I think it was the darkest take on the fairy tale ever. Not to mention that the ending cannot be any more farther than the usual "Snow White and Prince Charming lived happily ever after". Give it a try if you haven't seen it before.

 

~kady :D

 

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Tags: director, francis, kristen, lawrence, snow, white

Comment by JoS on February 7, 2011 at 9:13am
that would be awesome
Comment by sarah cullen on February 7, 2011 at 9:36am
ya..agree with Jos !!!
Comment by Cat Velazquez on February 7, 2011 at 9:51am
Monks? Crossing my fingers that it turns out good.
Comment by kady_cullen on February 7, 2011 at 9:59am
i'm really intrigued to see kristen and natalie portman as snow whites... But 3 snow white films in one year? That sounds just a bit crowded for the fairest people even in hollywood! Not to mention the comparisons the so-called critics would make. I can almost imagine them comparing kristen and academy award winner natalie...
Comment by Kribert on February 7, 2011 at 10:40am

I think it would be awesome for kristen to play a role like this. She has been type casted a lot for her previous roles (depressing, shy, rebel) .. I would love to see her as a fair beautiful snowwhite.

 

I cant wait to see her as a strong and powerfull vampire either

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