“Snow White and the Huntsman”, a re-telling of the classic fairy tale, has been making the rounds of the studios reports Heat Vision.
Scribe Evan Daugherty, director Rupert Sanders and producer Joe Roth are all attached to this version which expands the role of the Huntsman in the fairy tale.
Ordered to take Snow White into the woods and kill her, he instead lets her go and becomes something of a mentor who teaches her how to fight and survive.
The two are also apparently chained together for part of the movie as they make their escape, but this isn’t a romantic connection as the prince will still serve as the love interest.
There’s a wrinkle however in the form of two rival projects. Disney Pictures is developing its own revisiting of the story entitled “Snow and the Seven” which is set in British colonial China and will be directed by Francis Lawrence. Relativity is also developing its own edgy take which Brett Ratner will produce and Melisa Wallack (“Meet Bill”) has penned.