Just days after Relativity released this photo of Lily Collins as Snow White from its still untitled version of the movie (also starring Julia Roberts at The Evil Queen) …
…Universal Pictures brought out its big guns at Comic-Con, loading Hall H with fans anxious to know more about its movie, due in theaters June 1, 2012 (10 weeks after Relativity’s March 16th release). The movie hasn’t even started shooting yet, but when The Seven Sees talked to Comic-Con attendees at Preview Night on Wednesday, it was one of the frequently mentioned panels that piqued interest, primarily because of the cast that includes Kristen Stewart as Snow White, a toughter, sword- and shield-weilding version.
Chris Hemsworth portrays The Huntsman of the title, a character initially charged with the task of killing Snow White but eventually helps train her to take on The Evil Queen, played by Charlize Theron.
A “Snow White” movie wouldn’t be complete without a prince, and it has one in Sam Claflin, the missionary priest in this summer’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” as Prince Charmant. But at the Hall H presentation, he warned that his prince may not be as charming as we’ve seen in the past.
Making his feature directorial debut on the movie is Rupert Sanders, a commercial director known for ads including “Halo 3,” Monster.com and “Call of Duty.” Sanders said he wanted action and war in his version of the movie, making clear that “Snow White and the Huntsman” will be no Disney fairy tale. “It’s not a little girl sitting by a well followed by tweety birds,” he noted.
Producer Joe Roth added that the movie will have the scope and scale of “The Lord of the Rings.”
If that’s not appealing enough, add to it the fact that Theron sounds like she’s ready to take Stewart to task in the movie. Theron won an Oscar® playing serial killer Eileen Wournos in “Monster,” some good training, it seems, for this role. ”Trust me, she’s dark — she’s a serial killer,” Theron told the crowd. When asked by Entertainment Weekly‘s Dave Karger, who moderated the panel, whether she had any pointers for the younger star, Theron explained that the two have only met briefly, but added, “In that small amount of time, I can tell you that she’s going to give me a run for my money.”
But she was quick to warn Stewart, jokingly, “I’m ready for you bitch, let’s go!”
Universal Pictures may have been overheard saying the same to Relativity.