Tarsem Singh Will Direct the Brett Ratner-Produced SNOW WHITE

     November 1, 2010


Tarsem Singh (The Fall) — credited on his films simply as “Tarsem” — has signed on to direct an adaptation of Snow White for Relativity Media with Brett Ratner producing. The film was once called The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, but Heat Vision suggests it is currently untitled.  The report doesn’t offer many hints as to the plot of this mysterious Snow White film; but I’m going to go out on a limb and say it involves some young gal, an evil stepmother (redundant description) and a bunch of diminutive folks.

This is the third Snow White film in development currently.  The other two — Snow White and the Huntsman and Snow White and the Seven — are currently set up at Universal and Disney respectively. Expect a lot of angry executive and studio wrangling in the not too distant future. For additional information on Tarsem’s Snow White, hit the jump.

snow_white_illustrationAs previously reported, Snow White, scripted by Melisa Wallack (Meet Bill) with a supposed adherence to the original Grimm Brothers story, will be shot in 3D. So expect something “gritty” and/or “dark” with the added benefit of costing an additional five bucks. Oh how I’ve always wanted to see a 3D apple get bitten into.

Here’s how Ratner described their approach to the material:

“This is not your grandfather’s Snow White. Melisa [Wallack] went back to the 500 year old folk tale and put in some of the things that were missing from Walt Disney’s film. His dwarves were miners, and here they are robbers. There is also a dragon that was in the original folk tale. Walt made one of the great movies of all time, but ours is edgy and there is more comedy. The original, made for its time, was soft compared to what we’re going to do.”

If there is anyone who can breathe life into this sure-to-be-called “reimagining”, it would have to be Tarsem — easily my favorite single-moniker filmmaker. What’s that you say? Who is Tarsem’s competition for the oft-fought title of best single-named filmmaker? Who else is there lofty enough to go by one name and one name only? Might I remind you of such laudatory visionaries as Pitof, the man behind that Catwoman film where Halle Berry played a dominatrix, or… Madonna (yes, she did direct a film). All right you’ve caught me. I’m drawing a blank on one-named filmmakers. But this does little to counter my assertion that Tarsem is the best of this admittedly small group of filmmakers.

Tarsem’s next film is Immortals starring Mickey Rourke, due November 11, 2011.


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