Kristen Stewart to play Snow White in one of three upcoming adaptations
Sunday 06 February 2011
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 (
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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