Another Disney animation classic is being adapted into a live-action film. The next live action remake will be based on 1937’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” following in the footsteps of 2017’s “Beauty and the Beast” and 2019’s “Aladdin.”
For some years, this forthcoming “Snow White” remake has been in the works. It was announced in 2016 that the project has found a screenwriter. The script is being written by Erin Cressida Wilson, who has written films such as the 2014 independent “Men, Women & Children” and the 2016 thriller “The Girl on the Train.” Songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who collaborated on the new original music in the latest “Aladdin” remake and created lyrics for “La La Land,” are creating music for the forthcoming picture.
Following a period of no fresh information about the film, Variety announced in 2019 that director Marc Webb will be directing the new “Snow White.” Webb made his feature picture directorial debut with “500 Days of Summer” in 2009, followed by “The Amazing Spider-Man” in 2012 and its 2014 sequel. Here’s everything else we know about the forthcoming live-action version of “Snow White.”
Snow White Live Action Remake Updates On Release Date
The forthcoming “Snow White” film has yet to be given a release date. In reality, the project’s specifics are still few, implying that the production is still in its early stages. As more information becomes available, we’ll be able to better predict when the game will be released.
This will not be the first time the Snow White narrative has been adapted into a live action picture, as directed by Marc Webb. In 2012, two films starring Snow White were released. Then there was Tarsem Singh’s fantasy comedy “Mirror Mirror,” which starred Lily Collins as the princess and Julia Roberts as Snow White’s bad stepmother.
A darker version of the narrative, “Snow White and the Huntsman,” was produced a few months later, starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron.
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be the character’s first live-action movie appearance since the two 2012 versions (Snow White was also a major character on the television show, “Once Upon a Time,” which ran from 2011 to 2018, where the character was played by Ginnifer Goodwin). The next film will also be the first time the character has appeared in a Walt Disney Studios film since 1937’s famous animated blockbuster.
Snow White Live Action Remake Updates On Cast
Rachel Zegler, who will play the titular Disney princess in the forthcoming movie, has just been revealed as the film’s lead (via Deadline).
Zegler is a newbie to Hollywood, with only a few credits to her name, none of which have been published yet. Zegler’s next part will be Maria in the forthcoming production of “West Side Story,” in which she will play the lead. “West Side Story’s” debut date has been planned for December 10, 2021. “Shazam: Fury of the Gods,” the sequel to the 2019 film “Shazam!” has also cast Zegler.
When filmmaker Marc Webb learned of her casting, he remarked of her, “Rachel’s incredible singing powers are only the start of her talents. Her bravery, intellect, and optimism will play a key role in rediscovering the pleasure in this beloved Disney tale “. “Well… welcome to a dream come true,” Zegler wrote on Instagram in response to the news of her casting.
We can hopefully expect additional casting news to be disclosed soon now that the star has been named. Snow White’s love interest, known simply as The Prince in the 1937 animated picture, and the princess’s villainous stepmother, the Evil Queen, are the next important parts expected to be cast.
Snow White Live Action Remake Updates On Plot
If the recent live-action films from Walt Disney Studios, such as “Beauty and the Beast,” are any indication, the next “Snow White” will be faithful to the animated version.
The Evil Queen, envious of Snow White’s beauty, orders her stepdaughter’s death in 1937’s “Snow White.” However, when the huntsman is unable to carry out the queen’s orders, he saves Snow White’s life by informing her what the queen wants and instructing her to flee. When the Evil Queen learns that Snow White is still alive and living in a cottage with seven dwarfs, she disguises herself as an old hag and vows to do the task herself.
After successfully poisoning Snow White, it’s up to the gorgeous prince she met in the forest to save her from an everlasting sleep with true love’s kiss.
It’s probable that certain changes will be made to the new version to better suit current viewers. After all, several aspects of the original narrative haven’t aged very well, from the antiquated damsel in distress cliché to the plot’s non-consensual kissing. We’ll simply have to wait and see what adjustments, if any, Disney makes to the tale to bring it up to date.
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