Six new images from Tarsem Singh’s untitled Snow White film have gone online. Since this is a Tarsem film, the costumes and set design are opulent and grandiose to the point of being comical. One of the images has Snow White (Lily Collins) wearing a swan for a hat. Aside from swan hats, the images also provide the first look at Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, Armie Hammer as the Prince, and the seven dwarfs. This movie isn’t to be confused with the other Snow White film set for 2012, Snow White and the Huntsman. While that one is being set up as a kind of Lord of the Rings-style fantasy adventure, screenwriter Jason Keller calls Singh’s Snow White movie a “comedic adventure” with action elements. The story has Snow trying to reclaim her birthright from the Evil Queen and fighting with her for the affection of the Prince. I’m not sure how swan hats figure into that.
Hit the jump to check out the images plus more info on the film, which also stars Nathan Lane and Sean Bean. The untitled Snow White movie opens March 16, 2012.
We’re in the midst of a war, people. A Snow White war, mind you, but a war nonetheless. There are currently no less than 87 films in production that have “unique” takes on the classic fairy tale, but the two furthest along (read: the two butting heads) are Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman and Relativity’s Untitled Snow White Project. Recently, screenwriter Jason Keller spoke quite frankly about the latter, explaining what motivated Relativity to make the film in the first place, how quickly the film went into development, and how different their project is from Huntsman.
Apparently Relativity made no secret of the fact that they were producing their Snow White film in direct opposition to Universal’s, asking Keller “How do we beat that other project?” Hit the jump for the full details.
[Update: Relativity has informed us that Keller began working on the script in October 2010, based on a draft previously begun by Melisa Wallack in May 2010]
The first image of Lily Collins in Relativity Media’s Untitled Snow White Project has landed online. Starring Collins, Julia Roberts, Sean Bean, Armie Hammer, and Nathan Lane, the film is described as a “spirited adventure comedy” that sees Snow White reclaim her Princess birthright. Bean, who was cast just last week, will play the King (a.k.a. Snow White’s father) whose kingdom has been destroyed by Roberts’ evil Queen.
Check out the image of Collins after the jump. Directed by Tarsem Singh, the film is currently slated to open on March 16th, 2012.
[Update: Relativity has uploaded the high resolution, now featured after the jump.]
Fresh off his fantastic turn in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Sean Bean is in final negotiations to take on the role of the King in Relativity Media’s Untitled Snow White Project. Directed by Tarsem Singh, the film stars Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Lily Collins, and Nathan Lane. Described as a “spirited adventure comedy,” the story see Snow White (Collins) regaining her birthright as princess with the aid of her trustful seven dwarves.
Variety reports that Bean’s King is White’s father. His kingdom is destroyed by the evil Queen played by Roberts. Singh’s film is one of several Snow White projects in development, most notably Universal’s rival film Snow White and the Huntsman with Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth. Following a bitter release date war (that was expertly analyzed by our faithful numbers man Brendan), Relativity settled on March 16th, 2012 as the opening date for this project.