For those keeping track, we’re up to a total of three re-imaginings of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The latest to advance — Relativity’s The Brothers Grimm: Snow White as produced by Brett Ratner — joins Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman and Disney’s Snow White and the Seven in the gold rush for dwarf-centric fairy tale cinema.
Vulture reports that Relativity has made an offer to the visually eccentric Tarsem Singh (The Fall) to direct the 3D Grimm from a script by Melisa Wallack (Meet Bill). Universal and Relativity have maintained a mutually beneficial working relationship over the last several years, but these dueling Snow White projects could pose a threat, particularly if neither side relents. Both studios are reportedly ringing up the talent agencies to check the availability of a limited pool of viable actresses: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, and Anne Hathaway, to name a few. Hit the jump for a rundown of the three projects.
Snow White and the Seven
- housed at Disney
- the dwarves are repurposed as “Shaolin fighting monks”
- appears to be the furthest along the pipeline
Snow White and the Huntsman
- housed at Universal
- Joe Roth will produce; Rupert Sanders is attached to direct
- Evan Daugherty’s screenplay gives the Huntsman an expanded role where he becomes chained to Snow White for part of the story and acts as a mentor figure, teaching the teen girl how to fight and survive
The Brothers Grimm: Snow White
- housed at Relativity Media
- Brett Ratner will produce the Melisa Wallack script; Tarsem Singh has been offered the director’s chair
- intended to be in 3D
So which one would you most like to see? Any chance the answer is “… [crickets] …?”