Trailer for Tarsem Singh’s ‘Mirror, Mirror’

After months of hearing all about Tarsem Singh‘s “sickeningly kiddie” Snow White project Mirror, Mirror and glimpsing the bright, colorful images from the set, we finally have our first look at some actual footage from the film. The very first official trailer has now hit the web, and it looks… well, see for yourself.

Mirror, Mirror features Lily Collins as the classic fairy tale princess, with Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, Sean Bean as the King, Armie Hammer as the handsome prince, and Nathan Lane as some guy named Brighton that I don’t remember from my childhood storybooks. Watch the video after the jump.

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Whether it’s this weekend’s violent Immortals or next spring’s “sickeningly kiddie” Mirror, Mirror, the common thread running through all of director Tarsem Singh‘s works is a focus on uniquely striking imagery. After all, this is a man who once explained to a Comic-Con audience that “I start with a good visual, and see if the story will fall in.” So on that level, it makes quite a bit of sense that his dream job is apparently to direct a live-action feature version of Samurai Jack, the stylish Cartoon Network animated series that aired between 2001 and 2004. It may or may not be a good news, depending on how you feel about his oeuvre, but it’s not especially shocking news.

No, what’s much more surprising is that his next project won’t be that movie, or actually anything else that sounds like it’s remotely in the Singh wheelhouse. The filmmaker has said that wants to shift gears completely and focus on a small, talk-y film in the vein of My Dinner with Andre or Knife in the Water. Read more about Singh’s plans for his future after the jump.

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After months and months of being referred to as “Relativity Media’s untitled Snow White project,” Tarsem Singh‘s take on the classic fairy tale finally has a title. The name they’re going with is Mirror, Mirror, which seems like a pretty obvious pick in retrospect.

Interestingly, the news comes just a few days after director Singh said in an interview that if it were up to him, he’d simply call it Snow. At the time, he said the decision wasn’t his to make, and that one of the reasons the movie took so long to get a title had to do with “legal stuff being sorted out.” In the same conversation, he described his own film as “sickeningly kiddie” and explained why his interest in creating a children’s film isn’t so surprising after all. Read more after the jump.

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Two Snow White films have been in production since summer, and we’ve already seen images from one, the action-oriented Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart as Snow White. Now here are the first images from the other, Relativity and Tarsem‘s currently untitled Snow White movie starring Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Lily Collins.

These pics show Collins as Snow White, surrounded by dwarfs; Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen; and Armie Hammer as the prince. They suggest a sort of family-friendly comedy. We knew the film would have a comedic tone, but this is more bright than I expected. Check out more images below. Read More »

Unless you’ve been staring into your mirror, mirror on the wall for the past year, you know there are two competing Snow White films being released in 2012. There’s Universal’s dark, epic action film Snow White and the Huntsman, directed by Rupert Sanders, starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron and then there’s Relativity’s lighter, family-oriented Snow White, directed by Tarsem Singh, starring Lily Collins (above), Armie Hammer and Julia Roberts. The former is scheduled for June while the latter will be out in March.

While both projects are still in production and very much shrouded in secrecy (save for some concept photos here and there) screenwriter Jason Keller, who wrote the Singh project, has revealed some interesting behind the scenes details about the film. It’s a “comedic adventure,” was scouting locations before the script was done and was sped up as a direct result of the other project. There’s much more after the jump. Read More »

‘Immortals’ Trailer #3

Here’s the third trailer for Tarsem‘s stylishly violent Immortals. (See the first and second ones if you haven’t already.)

I like this trailer a lot more than either of the previous ones; there’s a good voiceover that explains the background and early plot beats, and helps contextualize some of the pretty shots we’ve been seeing in previous trailers and clips. A few new shots offer additional eye-candy, too. While I remain unconvinced that this will really work as a piece of storytelling (it still looks a bit like a Dune/Clash of the Titans mashup) I can at least get a much better idea of what Tarsem is looking to accomplish. Check it out below. Read More »

Right at the start of Relativity’s Hall H panel for their swords and sandal, Gods and Titans epic film Immortals, director Tarsem Singh was quick to say that the trailers that have been released for the film are for everyone. The film itself, he said, was darker and “more hardcore” than those trailers suggested. To bolster his point, he showed an extended sort of red band trailer and then a pivotal action scene that takes place late in the movie. Oh, and he also paraded out stars Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz and Frieda Pinto. Read about the footage and find out if Tarsem is telling the truth after the jump. Read More »

With this year’s summer movie season winding down, it’s time to look forward to upcoming entertainments. Today, we’ve got new photos from this December’s The Darkest Hour and next spring’s Snow White, as well as a composite photo from the highly anticipated The Hobbit adaptation. Check ‘em out after the jump.

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