With Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” essentially taking out Disney’s chance at a gritty, live-action revisionist take on their classic animated “Snow White” film, the studio has decided to adopt a different approach.
The studio has picked up both a script by Justin Merz and a pitch by ‘Huntsman’ script writer Evan Daugherty which reworks the tale. The story? A revisionist take which focuses on Rose Red, a sister to Snow White.
Though Rose Red is a character that appeared in Grimms fairy tales, it is in an adventure that had no relation to the more well known “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”. Merz’s penned ‘Red’ as a stand-alone feature, but then Daugherty came up with a new take which makes the story closer and more of a “companion piece” to the animated “Snow White”.
In the new take, Rose Red is now inserted into the Snow White tale and becomes a key player in the later part of the classic story after Snow White takes a bite from the iconic poisoned apple. Her estranged sister, Rose Red, must undertake a dangerous quest with Grumpy and the other dwarves to find a way to break the curse and bring Snow White back to life.
Tripp Vinson is producing, one of several live-action revisionist fairy tale films he has in the works at Disney, two others being the “Aladdin” prequel “Genies” and “Prince Charming”.
Source: Heat Vision