You may remember two weeks ago Universal moved Snow White and the Huntsman forward to June 1, 2012 so it would hit screens three weeks before Relativity Media’s yet-to-be-titled Snow White movie. War was officially declared, and now Relativity have responded by moving their movie forward from June 29 to March 16, 2012. This means director Tarsem Singh (Immortals) has less than 10 months to get the movie made.
The reason for such desperate measures is likely due to the fact that if two similar movies are competing, it’s usually the movie released first that gets all the glory. There are exceptions, but it’s unlikely audiences will want to see two different Snow White movies within the space of a few months, so only one may come out on top.
Tarsem Singh’s movie begins with the evil stepmother (Julia Roberts) killing Snow White’s father and destroying the kingdom. Snow White (Lily Collins) then bands together with a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarves to reclaim what is rightfully hers. Filming will begin in June.
Snow White and the Huntsman, directed by first time director Rupert Sanders, focuses on the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) who is hired by the evil queen (Charlize Theron) to track down her runaway stepdaughter (Kristen Stewart). After realizing the queen intends to kill Snow White, he helps her escape, and the pair go on the run. The Huntsman then helps train Snow White in order to defeat the evil queen.