One of the most interesting trends in Hollywood for 2012 is the competing high budget Snow White projects. It seems the character is in vogue for 2012 and these aren’t our grandmother’s versions of the classic story. Both are high powered, big budget projects, featuring star filled casts and both aim to update the classic fairy tale for a modern adult audience. The first entry in the race is the film Snow White and the Huntsman starring Charlize Theron as the evil queen and Kristen Stewart as the title character. The other project titled Mirror, Mirror stars Julia Roberts as the evil queen and Lily Collins as Snow White. As weird as it seems, to have TWO Snow White movies coming in 2012, I can see the thinking behind the projects. The studios are obviously trying to capitalize on the brand. But they are also interested in bringing a strong feminine headlined project to the screens. It’s clear that audiences are looking for a change of pace from the typical testosterone filled action flick that has flooded Hollywood. Not only do these films, feature strong female characters, but they bring a sense of timelessness and adventure to the screen, without the burden of having to familiarize and market to audiences a strange, fantastical, unknown plot. To top it off, lest the male counterparts might be turned off, the films also feature rousing action. This initial trailer almost has a Lord of The Rings feel to it. Which probably isn’t a coincidence, considering the first film in the classic novel, The Hobbit is also scheduled for release in 2012.
Snow White and the Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin and Charlize Theron. The film is directed by Rupert Sanders and is written by Evan Daugherty. Snow White and the Huntsman is scheduled for release June 1, 2012.
In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar(r) winner Charlize Theron) out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power. The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (TheSixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders.