Next year we will have a situation where two studios compete for our entertainment dollar by releasing two Snow White movies. We have Mirror Mirror from Relativity Media on March 16th, and Snow White and the Huntsman from Universal in June.
Rather than Relativity striking first with promotion, it is Universal getting the upperhand with a theatrical trailer and character one-sheets.
Directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Hossein Amini (Drive), Evan Daugherty, and Evan Spiliotopoulos, Snow White and the Huntsman stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Sam Clafin, Lily Cole and Sam Spruell. The film is a retelling of the classic Grimm tale in which the woodsman (Hemsworth), who is meant to kill Snow White (Stewart), winds up training her instead to fight her evil stepmother (Theron). Not quite the Disney interpretation is it?
To be honest, the film looks good, but I’m hesitant that it’s implied dark and serious matter is similar to what Ridley Scott tried to do with Robin Hood. Theron looks like she’s thoroughly enjoying her wicked stepmother role. Until otherwise, Chris Hemsworth will always be Thor disguised as someone else. Kristen Stewart’s role is kept to a minimum, which may be intentional either because she’s yet to find range or they don’t want to spoil her engaging in some serious ass-kickery.
Will Snow White and the Huntsman be the fairest Snow White movie of them all? Find out on June 1, 2012.
Travis Leamons is one of the Inside Pulse Originals and currently holds the position of Managing Editor at Inside Pulse Movies. He's told that the position is his until he's dead or if "The Boss" can find somebody better. I expect the best and I give the best. Here's the beer. Here's the entertainment. Now have fun. That's an order!