Just as production was about to roll on Disney’s action adventure, Order of the Seven, the studio put an indefinite hold on the project. Debut director Michael Gracey had plans to start shooting in London as early as this summer, but it looks like those plans have been put on ice. Order of the Seven, originally envisioned as a martial arts retelling of the story of Snow White, had set its star, Saoirse Ronan and was in the midst of assembling its international cast. Apparently, all work related to the project has ground to a halt. Even though the film had been in pre-production with cameras ready to roll this year, the project was never officially greenlit and no release date had been established by the studio. Hit the jump for more information behind the indefinite hold put on Order of the Seven.
Saoirse Ronan is in talks to star in Order of Seven, an action adventure tale based loosely on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. If you’re a fan of Snow White, you’ll have your pick between Relativity Media’s frivolous take Mirror Mirror directed by Tarsem Singh and Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, directed by Rupert Sanders. Disney, oddly enough, is late to the game with their submission even though the project began development ten years ago.
In other casting news, Ty Burrell has joined the cast of the Jackie Brown prequel, Switch along with John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey. Hit the jump for much more on Ronan and Burrell’s roles and respective projects.
If you were under the impression that there are only two Snow White projects currently in development, you’re sadly mistaken. In addition to Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman and Relativity’s Untitled Snow White Project, Disney has been developing a take of their own because really, audiences have been demanding more and more Snow White movies for a long time now. Disney’s version takes place in China, and Heat Vision reports that the Mouse House has settled on commercials director and visual effects wizard Michael Gracey to bring the now-titled The Order of the Seven to life. Hit the jump for details on the 19th-century China-set story as well as the other two Snow White projects we have coming down the pipeline.