Who knew Snow White and her seven dwarfs were such a hot commodity? Not only is there a big screen adaptation on the way in 2012, but there will be two. To boot, only a couple of months will separate the two. As you can see in the picture above, Twilight’s Kristen Stewart and Phil Collins’ daughter Lily Collins have been cast as heroine in their respective movies. Question is, which of the two will become the fairest of them all? Or at least bring in more dinero at the box office.
As I reported a few months ago, Stewart will star in “Snow White and the Huntsman” which hits theaters on June 1, 2012. This version will be a retelling of the classic fairy tale, that portrays the Huntsman as Snow White’s mentor and protector. Together they will go on a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.
Rising star Lily Collins will headline “The Brothers Grimm: Snow White” and beat the other film to the cineplex. It is scheduled to open on March 16, 2012. Here’s a little fun fact. Collins is currently dating Taylor Lautner, Stewart’s co-star in the “Twilight” flicks. Collins’ version will put a dark twist on the classic fairy tale. White and her seven dwarfs look to reclaim their destroyed kingdom. Sources say, Collins’ was born to play White. She can play innocent and sweet, then flip it just like that to become a fierce warrior when she has a sword in her hand.
Now that you have the lowdown on both flicks, see what other big names are attached to each project. Then, don’t forget to place your votes on which cast you predict will have the upper hand at the box office.
Joining Stewart will be Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. The two will portray the Huntsman and Evil Queen respectively. Reportedly Viggo Mortensen was being eyed for the Huntsman role during the early stages of the project. In Lily Collin’s adaptation, “the social network’s” Armie Hammer will become the Huntsman, while “Pretty Woman” herself, Julia Roberts, will play the Evil Queen.
Both films look to be heavily stacked with talent and bring a lot of credibility. It’ll be interesting to see how each film plays out with the public. Especially Stewart’s version since it opens second and only a couple of months later. I am personally torn between the two. Both look good on paper. I’ll reserve full judgment til I see their respective movie trailers. How about you?