Creatures and Action Galore in New Snow White and the Huntsman Photos
Posted 02.22.12 by Ryan
It's hard not to compare Universal's gritty, live-action Snow White adaptation, Snow White and the Huntsman with Relativity Media's candy-colored, slapstick Mirror, Mirror, and not only because they are both based on the same fairytale, but because both are such boldly different takes on the same subject. Mirror, Mirror is the whimsical version, intent on extrapolating the Snow White story for the gain of silly and pun-based comedy, while Snow White and the Huntsman posits the title character as a sword-wielding bad-ass, ready to fight the armies of the evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron).
Evidence can be found in recent photos for both movies. Last week, several new photos from Mirror, Mirror showed off director Tarsem Singh's vibrant color palette for the movie, including bright costumes and picturesque landscapes, while new photos for Snow White and the Huntsman seem to have been almost completely stripped of color, particularly when Snow White (Kristen Stewart) is revealed lying in the snow after eating the poisoned apple. The rest of the photos show even further distinctions, as Snow White appears in the midst of battle and hides behind a tree with the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and discovers a large creature in the mist of a spooky forest. Even the photo of Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as the young Prince William shows an intense expression, in contrast to the smiles in Mirror, Mirror.
Directed by feature newcomer Rupert Sanders, Snow White and the Huntsman follows Snow White as she learns the art of war from the Huntsman, who was hired to kill her by the evil Queen. The script was written by newcomer Evan Daugherty, Hossein Amini (Drive) and Evan Spiliotopoulos (Battle for Terra). The dwarf cast includes Ian McShane, Stephen Graham, Eddie Izzard, Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Eddie Marsan and Nick Frost.
Next Showing: Snow White and the Huntsman
opens June 1st