Two Snow White films are scheduled for release in June 2012. Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame stars in Snow White and the Huntsman, with Charlize Theron as her mother and Chris Hemsworth as a hunter, distraught by the death of his wife. Johnny Depp, Viggo Mortensen, and Hugh Jackman all turned down the role of the huntsman.
My bet is with The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, directed by Tarsem Singh. Nathan Lane and Robert Emms have just joined Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer (he played the Winklevoss twins in Social Network) for this re-imagining of the class fairy tale, but another critic has already cast his vote with Snow White and the Huntsman.
The Story: Comedy vs. Kick Ass!
Relativity’s Snow White—which is supposedly about Snow and her dwarfy pals violently reclaiming the kingdom—is described as a “spirited adventure comedy” (tho sources close to the picture tell us the laughs are kinda few and far between), while Universal’s Huntsman takes a much more serious, kickass approach to the series. If you’re looking for serious fight sequences and the chance of some steamy scenes between Hemsworth and Stewart, your best bet is the latter.