How many Snow White adaptations do we need? Apparently, one or two aren’t enough so we have a trio to choose from. There’s Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, Disney’s Snow White and The Seven, and Snow White (formerly The Brothers Grimm: Snow White) over at Relativity. The latter studio has made some major headway by hiring Tarsem Singh to direct their feature.
A couple weeks ago it was announced that Singh was on the short list of contenders to helm the film. Not only was he on the list but he was ahead of the pack. According to THR, Relativity has finalized their deal with the director to take on their adaptation of the classic fairytale character. The film is based on the Brothers Grimm story, will be produced by Brett Ratner, and will feature a screenplay written by Melissa Wallack.
This Snow White starts off with the evil stepmother killing Snow White’s father and destroying the kingdom. The “heroine then bands together with a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarves to reclaim what is rightly hers.” So this isn’t that different from the G-rated version we saw as kids. It just sounds like their adding more action to it and taking away the musical numbers.
What do you think of Tarsem Singh directing Snow White? Do you think he’s a good choice?