To follow the trend of fairy-tale re-imaginings, Universal is releasing a dark re-telling of Snow White, and is looking to bring in Tom Hardy of Inception fame. According to The Playlist, big names have already been connected with Snow White and the Huntsman, including Angelina Jolie, who the studio wants to play the role of the evil queen. The highly-sought after director Rupert Sanders, who was considered for The Hunger Games, will be making his debut on this film. Principal photography is planned to start in early 2011, and probably will need to stay that way due to the high demand for Hardy. Hit the jump for a synopsis for Snow White and the Huntsman and more of Hardy’s projects.
Here’s a synopsis for the film (via Movieweb):
“As evidenced by the title, this new take on the fairy tale sees an expanded role for the Huntsman. In the original story, he is ordered to take Snow White into the woods and kill her, but instead lets her go. Here, the two are chained together for part of the movie as they make their escape. The Huntsman is not a love interest (fear not, the prince is still in the story) but acts more as a mentor, teaching the teen girl to fight and survive”
This movie is one of many fairy tale re-imaginings that is being produced, including Bryan Singer’s Jack the Giant Killer and Tim Burton’s Maleficent. Hollywood is constantly going through trends, but this one intrigues me, and I’m looking forward to see how these films turn out.
Hardy is becoming more wanted in Hollywood, partially due to how fantastic he was in Inception. He’s set to play Mad Max in Fury Road, but production on that film has been delayed. At the moment, he is filming McG’s romantic-action-comedy This Means War with Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon. He’s also set to re-unite with Christopher Nolan for the third Batman movie.