After hiring screenwriters just last week to polish the script, Disney has suddenly shelved The Order of the Seven, the big-budget adventure that’s been in development for more than a decade.
Comparing the trailers for next year’s competing Snow White movies – Snow White and The Huntsman and Mirror Mirror, for those who haven’t been paying attention (and who could blame you?) – feels like a lesson in contrasting the two leading schools of thought in mainstream fantasy storytelling these days. But which one is likely to have more sticking power with the public?
Relativity Media’s long-untitled Snow White project is now named Mirror, Mirror. Directed by Tarsem Singh, the film stars Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Julia Roberts and Nathan Lane.
Entertainment Weekly has debuted new images from Tarsem Singh’s still-untitled Snow White film, featuring Julia Roberts, Lilly Collins, Armie Hammer and the seven dwarves. Updated with additional photos!
Disney chooses commercials director and visual effects artist Michael Gracey to direct the Snow White-inspired action flick The Order of the Seven.
To beat Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman to theaters, Relativity Media has moved the release of director Tarsem Singh’s rival adaptation from June 29, 2012, to March 16, 2012. The company also announced the remaining cast members.
Lily Collins and Tarsem Singh share the first details on the director’s upcoming retelling of Snow White in separate WonderCon interviews.
The new trend for making “darker” movie versions of familiar fairy tales has reached Snow White, it seems: Not only is Disney working on its own Snow And The Seven, but other studios are eagerly exploring the potential of making Snow White And The Huntsman.