One of these days, I definitely have to go to Comic Con. With each passing day, wicked tidbits about upcoming television shows or movies were revealed making me wish I was there to witness them in person. By far, one of the most exciting revelations occurred on Saturday when the producers of the upcoming “Snow White and The Huntsman” presented a reel for their film. Even though production doesn’t start til August, the team created footage showcasing what their vision for the flick was. Sources say the footage cost about $100,000 to make the short clip. By all accounts, it was money well spent as the buzz and excitement for the film grew tenfold after seeing the visuals.
Whether you’re aware of it or not, there are two upcoming rival Snow White movies being made. They will both hit theaters in 2012 with only ten weeks separating them. Universal’s film starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron will be released second. The day before Universal revealed their presentation, Relativity Media released the first image from their movie starring Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer. Expect the rivalry between the two pics to intensify now that the gauntlet has been thrown down.
During the panel, producer Joe Roth was respectful about the other flick but clearly stated their take would be completely different. Based on their picture of Lily Collins as Snow White, he said it looked like their version was going to be softer. He later added that their film would be in the scope and scale of “The Lord of the Rings“. He promised a “tough, rough, active male-female picture.” Take a look at the principal cast in their costumes, and get a small taste of the direction their taking.
I love me my Chris Hemsworth, so you know I’ll be watching this.
Charlize looks so friggin’ good. If this was the only picture they released, they would’ve won me over.
Never heard of Sam Claflin before this, but he certainly looks the part.
Just in case you were wondering what Relativity’s Snow White will look like, here’s their first teaser image featuring Lily Collins as the title character. Collins is the daughter of Phil Collins and girlfriend of Taylor Lautner.
In both pics, the one thing I’m looking forward to most is the inclusion of the seven dwarves. I can’t wait to see who will play them and how they’ll update these characters for a more modern time.