I admit to feeling sure that I was being punked when I read the Comic-Con 2011 report about the new Snow White film. After Holly Hutchison, who knows more about Comic-Con than I do, reassured me that the high-concept framing of Snow White was for real, I revived my blog post about the film.
The first thing that jumps to mind is that, obviously, this isn’t the typical Snow White in a fancy gown — this is more Joan of Arc territory.
“This girl has the amazing ability to channel fear, things that people are typically afraid to do, into this really focused, really charged, driving energy,” Stewart told panel moderator (and EW senior writer) Dave Karger.
“She truly does not let her heart cloud her mind,” the Twilight actress added, breaking into a smile: “Also I get to have a sword and stuff, and really cool weapons.”
Stewart was playing nice, but Theron, appropriately, was the one showing her teeth.
Evidently plans are in the works for a trilogy based on the Snow White story.
And here’s the latest on the film’s rival:
Presenting… the fairest of them all! “I keep saying to everyone I feel like I’m walking into a snow globe, a fairy tale, every single day,” says Lily Collins, star of Relativity Media’s as yet untitled Snow White, which co-stars Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen. “It’s so epic. I was part of a costume ball today, so you can only imagine the outfits.”
The movie, out March 16, is directed by Tarsem Singh (The Fall, the upcoming Immortals) and promises a world as surreal as anything dreamed up by the Brothers Grimm. Click through for more details…