There are three outfits running in the race to make a new film version of Snow White. One is Disney, which has Snow White and the Seven in development. Number two is Universal, which is a few steps ahead with Snow White and the Huntsman, which has a script (by Evan Daugherty) and a director (Rupert Sanders) and possible stars in Charlize Theron and Johnny Depp.
But the third player, Relativity, isn’t giving up yet. After offering him the project not long ago, the company has just hired Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall, the forthcoming The Immortals) to direct The Brothers Grimm: Snow White. Read More »
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It doesn’t take a magic mirror to figure out the huge box office success of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is to blame for the three different Snow White projects currently in development. There’s one by Relativity, one by Universal and one by Disney. The Relativity project, called The Brothers Grimm: Snow White was reportedly just offered to Tarsem Singh, the director of the visually intense Jennifer Lopez film The Cell. That move could put Relativity in line to get their project off the ground before Universal’s competing project called Snow White and the Huntsman. Meanwhile, Disney is working on Snow White and the Seven, which features the dwarfs as Shaolin monks. Read more about these projects after the break. Read More »
A couple months back, it was revealed that Walt Disney Pictures is developing a revisionist retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story titled Maleficent that focuses on the Mistress of all Evil — written by Alice in Wonderland screenwriter Linda Woolverton for Tim Burton with the possibility of Angelina Jolie to star. Last month the Mouse House purchased a live action re-imagining of Cinderella from Devil Wears Prada scribe Aline Brosh McKenna for a huge 7 figure deal. They are also rushing to sign a director (right now, Adam Shankman and Timur Bekmambetov are in the running) for a Wizard of Oz origin story The Great and Powerful Oz.
But Disney isn’t the only ones jumping on the bandwagon — Brett Ratner is producing his own revisionist story tale adaptation of Snow White.
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