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Snow White and the Huntsman

June 1st 2012
  • Action/Fantasy,
  • PG-13,
  • 127 min,
  • Universal Pictures
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  • Cast: Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Ian McShane, Toby Jones, Nick Frost, Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Lily Cole, Bob Hoskins, Vincent Regan, Eddie Marsan, Dave Legeno, Noah Huntley, Brian Gleeson, Joey Ansah, Jamie Blackley, Sam Spruell, Christian Wolf-La'Moy, Liberty Ross, Duncan Casey, Jimmy Pethrus, David Verne

  • Director: Rupert Sanders
  • Writers: Hossein Amini, Evan Daugherty, Evan Spiliotopoulos
  • Producers: Sam Mercer, Palak Patel, Joe Roth
  • Co Producer: Sarah Bradshaw
  • Art Directions: Andrew Ackland-Snow, Alastair Bullock, Oliver Goodier, Stuart Rose
  • Casting: Lucy Bevan
  • Costume Design: Colleen Atwood
  • D.O.P.: Greig Fraser
  • Editors: Conrad Buff IV, Neil Smith
  • Makeup: Luca Vannella
  • Music: James Newton Howard
  • Production Design: Dominic Watkins

Storyline

Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen. Unable to tolerate the insult to her vanity, the evil queen decides that Snow White must die. The queen sends a huntsman to kill Snow White. However the huntsman finds himself unable to murder the innocent you woman, and instead ends up training her to become a warrior capable of threatening the queen's reign.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Surrey, UK; Wales, UK
  • MPAA Warning: Intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality
  • Production Budget: $100 million
  • Production Companies: FilmEngine, Roth Films, Universal Pictures
  • Production Schedule: 19 September 2011 - 10 December 2011

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Trivia

2012 Guide Analysis: "Initially it was a film that left many scratching their heads. In the wake of the billion-dollar success of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", the studios seemed to be in a race to get out new cinematic takes on famous fairy tales and public domain literature with this new version of 'Snow White' seemingly the first to move forward. Numerous names were linked with the project during the casting phase, and various people came and went before the key three (Theron, Hemsworth, Stewart) were settled on.

The director was an unknown, the budget relatively tight ($70 million), writer Hossein Amini's hadn't really done much since the late-90's, and a similar sounding rival project was on the way. Then the first inklings of something different emerged at Comic Con last year where character sketches and artwork drew good reaction.

The game changer though came late last year when a teaser trailer hit and shocked the hell out of everyone - this looked good. Sanders delivered a visually impressive take that lived up to the claims of the movie having a "Lord of the Rings"-style tone with large battles and a dark heart that didn't soft pedal the darker and more twisted aspects of the Grimm brothers original story. If anything it made it more epic in scale and trounced the trailer for said rival ("Mirror Mirror") flat.

While Theron looks deliciously evil and Hemsworth is a suitable choice, the casting of "Twilight" star Stewart is still the unknown. Given the right material she can be a solid little performer, but oddly no promo material so far has her speaking a word of dialogue. Even if she proves a weak link, she's surrounded by a top notch cast and crew including some of the greatest British actors alive playing the assorted dwarves. An unexpected tentpole but its one that will likely surprise."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 30 May 2012: Egypt
  • 31 May 2012: Argentina, Chile, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Peru, Portugal, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates
  • 1 June 2012: Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Estonia, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Lithuania, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, UK, Venezuela, Vietnam
  • 2 June 2012: Taiwan
  • 7 June 2012: Denmark, Netherlands, Ukraine
  • 8 June 2012: Finland, India, Norway, Sweden
  • 13 June 2012: Belgium, France
  • 14 June 2012: Russia
  • 15 June 2012: Japan
  • 21 June 2012: Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand
  • 11 July 2012: Italy