The Great Snow White Showdown of 2012 has been brewing for about a year and a half now, but it looks like we’ll have to wait just a tiny bit longer to see how things shake out. Mirror Mirror has pushed its release date back by two weeks from March 16 to March 30, the better to take advantage of spring break and the Easter holiday. Snow White and the Huntsman is still scheduled to open June 1.

In the meantime, though, we have a couple of new looks at both in the form of a behind-the-scenes video from Mirror Mirror and a just-released photo of Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman. The more we see of each, the clearer it’s becoming that whatever their respective strengths or weaknesses, the two movies are very different beasts. Hit the jump for more.

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Here’s the teaser trailer for Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, the entry in the Great Snow White Race of 2011 that appears to be focused more on action and dark fantasy than anything else. Evan Daugherty wrote the script, and studio interest in his take helped kick off the Snow White fever that we’re seeing culminate with this film and Tarsem’s Mirror, Mirror.

Snow White and the Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart as Snow White, Charlize Theron as the evil queen who wants Snow White dead, Sam Claflin as the Prince, and Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman who is tasked with killing Snow White, but preserves her life and trains her in survival and combat instead. Check it out below. Read More »

We don’t usually highlight the release of a new advertising banner for any given film, as those banners are typically just a way to present existing art assets in a slightly new form.

But the last time we saw any imagery from Rupert SandersSnow White and the Huntsman was at Comic Con, when Universal released a quartet of character images. Now a new banner for the film highlights three of those characters, Snow White (Kristen Stewart), the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron) and the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth).

More interesting is the fact that the background of the image suggests what the movie around the actors is going to look like. We’ll see a full trailer for the film on Thursday, but for now check out the art in full below. Read More »

Even though the film has yet to go into production, Universal decided it would be vital to present Snow White and the Huntsman, their movie competing with Tarsem’s The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, to the fans at San Diego Comic-Con. They flew in the four main stars (Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Sam Claflin), had director Rupert Sanders shoot a concept reel to give everyone an idea of the scope and look of the film and even made the actors poses for press shots as their characters. After the jump, check out those images and read our impressions of what’s in store for the Snow White film that’s described as being “on the scale of Lord of the Rings.” Read More »

I like it! Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman has already cast a stellar group of British actors to play the seven dwarfs in the action film that will see the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) saving and mentoring Snow White (Kristen Stewart) rather than doing away with her as commanded by the evil queen (Charlize Theron). When the last of the primary seven dwarfs was cast I wondered if Gus, the young dwarf mentioned in the script as kind of a hanger-on, had been cut. Looks like he’s still in the picture, though, and he’ll be played by Nick Frost. Read More »

Snow White and the Huntman isn’t just Universal’s entry in the madcap race to produce a film that updates or otherwise reinterprets the classic story of Snow White. The movie, which stars Kristin Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and a whole host of wonderful actors as the dwarfs, is intended to kick off a series of movies. Read More »

It’s a rather slow Friday, leaving us plenty of time — too much time, probably — to think about the passing of Peter Falk and Pixar’s fall from the pedestal of perfect reviews. But there are a few bits of casting info out there, and after the break you’ll find the following:

  • Lily Cole helps round out the cast of Snow White and the Huntsman..
  • …and Ben Barnes will play the lead role in Seventh Son, opposite Jeff Bridges. Read More »

Briefly: It’s time to stand up and start a slow golf clap for Universal, director Rupert Sanders, and the producers of Snow White and the Huntsman. In the past 36 hours they’ve locked up a collection of British actors to rival Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy for pure ‘holy shit’ entertainment value on the big screen. All are being cast in the roles of dwarfs, who in the film are named after famous Roman figures. The latest to sign on is Ray Winstone, who nearly completes the list.

So, the quick recap of the actors and their roles, with a bit of new clarification: Ian McShane is Caesar, the eldest. Stephen Graham is Nero, the angry one. Eddie Izzard is Tiberius, the biggest and burliest. Bob Hoskins is the blind Constantine. Toby Jones is the timid Claudius. And Ray Winstone and Eddie Marsan are the twins Trajan and Hadrian.

And while THR says that Ray Winstone completes the casting, drafts of the script I’ve seen also feature the young dwarf Gus, and we don’t yet have an actor for him. Shooting is set to start in August, and the film will be released on June 1, 2012.

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