Is anything safe from getting a re-imagining? You read the title correct; the classic tale of Snow White is getting an update in Snow White and the Huntsman. This time around you’ll have Kristen Stewart, of Twilight fame leading the pack as Snow White. Thor‘s very own Chris Hemsworth will be playing The Huntsman and Charlize Theron will be playing the Evil Queen.
I don’t know; the concept sounds okay, but the trailer is making it out to be a Lord of the Rings rip-off if anything. Also, the use of the popular Inception song isn’t really helping the film at all; it’s just making the trailer come off as a misdirection. The song doesn’t fit at all.
If done right this could be a good film, but chances are it will end up being a cheaply made Snow White tale that tries to tackle the scope of a Lord of the Rings film. Most people have been comparing its looks to the scale of a Narnia film, which I can’t disagree with. Maybe it will find an audience, who knows?
For those of you skipping this outing of Snow White make sure to check out Tarsem Singh‘s version called Mirror, Mirror, which will be coming out a few months prior.
Snow White and the Huntsman opens in theaters on June 1st, 2012.
Check out the trailer below.