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February 12, 2011  | by: Cynthia Almanzar

Snow White and the Three Movies

With the news that Julia Roberts has been cast to play the Evil Queen on “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White” this is a good moment to take some time to discuss the popularity that the fairest of them all is enjoying in Hollywood these days. “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White” is just one of the projects in development right now featuring the character. “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Snow White and the Seven” are the other two.

So, what do we know about these projects?

“The Brothers Grimm: Snow White” will be directed by Indian director Tarsem Singh. Singh is known for his work in “The Cell” and “The Fall.” This version is based on The Brothers Grimm fable and it will be very different from the versions we have seen before. This is described to be a modern and edgy take on the story. Snow White and her band of seven dwarves seek vengeance against the Evil Queen after Snow White’s father gets killed.

The second project, “Snow White and The Huntsman,” comes to us courtesy of Universal Studios. This movie explores an expanded relationship between Show White and the huntsman charged of killing her. The Huntsman becomes Snow White’s protector and teaches her how to defend herself. Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen are set to play the duo while Charlize Theron will play the Evil Queen.

Lastly, “Snow White and The Seven” is the one to take the biggest departure from the more familiar story. The movie places Snow White in China in the 1800’s. Instead of seven dwarfs, Snow White is hanging out with seven deadly warriors. At this moment, this is the only details known about the story, but it sure doesn’t look too shabby.

With all these details out the way, it’s time to consider what each of these movies has to offer so far. One thing I’m looking forward about “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White” is Tarsem Singh direction. The man is known for his beautiful films. Unlike some critics, I really liked “The Fall” and though the movie greatness is debatable nobody can say anything about the imagery except that is beautiful. That’s film is really pretty to look at. I’m looking forward to some of that in this Snow White film.

“Snow White and The Huntsman” is an interesting and fresh take on the Show White fable. Though, Kristen Stewart has some hit and misses acting wise she has demonstrated she can act. In any case, if this happens to be one of her misses, Charlize Theron is there to balance things out. Also, with Viggo Mortensen is in it, this movies takes the cake for its solid cast.

I have little to go on with “Snow White and The Seven” since there is not much information about it. However, the story is so different and crazy that it might just work.

What do our dear readers think about these projects? Do you like all the love Snow White is getting? What’s your favorite take so far?

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