Tarsem Singh On For Snow White

Cell director goes fairytale...

Tarsem Singh On For Snow White

by James White |
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The struggle between competing Snow White-based film projects just got a little hotter as Tarsem Singh has signed on to make Relativity Media’s version, which is called **The Brothers Grimm: **Snow White.

Tarsem, the man behind The Cell and The Fall, had been rumoured to be interested in the job for a while, but now he’ll be calling the shots once the thing starts filming in 3D next March.

According to The Wrap, which broke the news of his jumping on to the project, Melisa Wallack’s script for the project is a “dark, edgy modernized re-imagining that will hew closely to the Grimms' original German folk tale." So it’s modernized and re-imagined, but also traditional? Colour us a little confused as to it being both, but then not a frame has been shot. And the blend does sound like something the director can pull off.

This Snow White will see the heroine escaping her evil queen stepmother to team up with the seven dwarves to save the kingdom. As opposed to Snow White and the Huntsman, over at Universal, which finds her teaming up with, er, the Huntsman to stop the evil queen. And then there’s Disney’s Snow and the Seven, with the dwarves replaced by Shaolin Monks... But that one is apparently still wrestling with development issues.

Still, Relativity could face strong competition from Universal’s Huntsman tale, particularly if Johnny Depp takes the lead that is rumoured to have been offered to him.

Singh, meanwhile, is finishing up work on The Immortals, which stars Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto and Luke Evans, and which is due out on November 11 next year.

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