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.
Singh describes the Evil Queen as, “the cat that ate the canary”. He continues:
“From serial killers to anyone who does evil deeds, they basically have a devil-made-me-do-it excuse, or they hear voices,” he continues. “I decided for the evil queen, this is going to be a person who sees her [good] self — but there’s a mirror personality.”
Singh’s elaboration on the personality of the Evil Queen is particularly baffling when you consider that this is supposed to be a family-friendly comic-adventure:
“She outsources her evil, just like most people,” says Tarsem. “I wanted a person who is just schizophrenic. She’s a person who would just do all the evil she needs to do to stay in power.”
Key to staying in power: wear laughably outsized dresses.
Here’s the official synopsis for Tarsem Singh’s untitled Snow White project:
In Relativity’s Untitled Snow White starring Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts and breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side), an evil Queen (Roberts) steals control of a kingdom, and an exiled princess (Collins) enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the object of their affection, Prince Andrew Alcott, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen.