The divide between the two Snow White movies is finally starting to widen: the “light comedic adventure” version of Tarsem Sing’s Mirror, Mirror vs. the directorial debut of Rupert Sanders and his dark, gritty interpretation, Snow White and the Huntsman. Today, we have a look at some footage from the latter version. While there’s not a lot of screen time for Snow White (Kristen Stewart) or the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth), we do get a glimpse at the dark side of the Evil Queen (Charlize Theron).
Slated to open on June 1, 2012, Snow White and the Huntsman is a twist on the classic fairy tale in which the Huntsman, appointed to kill Snow White, becomes her protector and joins her in the quest to kill the Evil Queen herself. Hit the jump to check out the footage and check back here tomorrow for the first trailer.
So it looks like Chris Hemsworth will trade his hammer (Thor) for an axe, Kristen Stewart will trade her character’s uselessness (Twilight) for a sword and shield and Charlize Theron will get to be evil and look good doing it. I’m glad to see the two projects are finally diverging in tone. Which one do you think will come out on top?
Here’s the official synopsis for Snow White and the Huntsman:
In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power.
The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders.