Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The Three Ms. Whites

Not Betty.

Disney's 'Order of the Seven' Lands Director

Commercials director and visual effects wizard Michael Gracey has been chosen to helm the China-set epic, formerly based on the Snow White legend.

While Universal and Relativity jockey over their rival Snow White movies, Disney is quietly making moves on its own revisionist Snow White feature, a live-action project now called The Order of the Seven. ...

Andrew Gunn is producing the movie, which earlier this year got a refurbished script from Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt. ... While the project is set in China, the warriors will be from locales near (the U.S.) and far (Russia), and each warrior will have a unique fighting style. ...

Think about it. There are three remakes/reimaginings of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs proceeding in and around town during 2011. This new Disney version seems more like a cross-pollination of Snow and the Seven and The Magnificent Seven/ Seven Samarai than a remake of the 1937 Technicolor classic. But I guess I'll have to wait until I plunk down in a padded seat at my neighborhood AMC to know for certain sure.

Who says Hollywood isn't bristling with fresh and original ideas?


Anonymous said...

I wonder if anyone wants to adapt Neil Gaiman's "Snow, Glass, Apples" short story.

Anonymous said...

Remember in the 70s Disney bought the rights to a popular scifi novel that was described as an 'outer space snow white' where the princess on the run meets 7 robots. The film never went into production... that I know of.

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